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Suicide Squad #20 Review

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Suicide Squad #20 Review

Suicide Squad #20 begins a new chapter after the death/disappearance of Rick Flag. Amanda Waller is looking to promote a member of the Suicide Squad to lead.

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Suicide Squad #20 Review
Suicide Squad #20
Writer: Rob Williams
Artist: Stjepan Sejic
Publisher: DC Comics

There’s a lot of focus around June Moon and Killer Croc. It’s really nice to see the Suicide Squad try and live normal lives without constantly being behind bars or on a mission. Seeing Killer Croc help June Moon to prepare for job hunting in the real world is the most unusual but fun thing to see, especially from Croc. I’d also like to point out that it’s nice to see the pair of June and Croc together as a couple. They could have easily chosen to go with the Suicide Squad film pairing of June Moon and Rick Flag, but they didn’t, which is refreshing.

There’s definitely some resemblance to the Suicide Squad movie and comics–the team line-up, for instance, is pretty much exactly the same. So making June Moon and Rick Flag a couple could have been easy but it’s nice to see a little change there. When I first saw the comparisons to the Suicide Squad comics and movie I was a little skeptical that it would just be trying to jump on the hype of the movie, but issues like this one completely changed my mind.

Suicide Squad #20 Review

Even though the focus is on Croc and Moon, we do get some great stuff by the other team members. Every member explains why they should or should not be the new leader of the team. Katana actually shined more than most in this issue and it actually made me want more of her. I hope she gets more page time now that Flag is out of the picture. Harley Quinn is showing some interesting signs of being distraught after losing Rick Flag. Not since the Joker have we really seen Harley get this way. And in this case it’s not even “Mad Love;” she just grew genuine feelings for Flag.

This issue slows down a bit compared to the last few, which isn’t a bad thing at all. I loved the pace of this issue. It’s a love story about a monster and a witch who try to live like normal people in this world and don’t care what they look like and who sees them. The coupling of Killer Croc and June Moon is a comic book couple that will go down in history as one of the best couples in comics.

The writing in this issue is wonderfully crafted by Rob Williams. I truly believe he knocked this one out of the park. Even when a character has one line it’s an unforgettable one. Stjepan Sejic had some great art in this book that popped right off the page. I couldn’t stop staring at some pages with Amanda Waller and Harley Quinn because it looked so good. His art was probably my favorite part of this issue and I hope we get more like this.

Suicide Squad #20 Review
Suicide Squad #20
Is it good?
Suicide Squad #20 gives you everything you want out of the Suicide Squad without even having to throw a punch. It also delivers one of the best stories between an unlikely coupling.
Seeing Killer Croc and June Moon take on the real world like applying for jobs was unexpectedly fun.
The art really popped off the page, giving better visuals that go further than just being a visual to a comic book.
I think it's a little bit odd to see Harley Quinn so broken after the death of Rick Flag. She's almost immobilized in this issue and they were only a thing for about two pages in previous issues.

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