Suicide Squad #38
Writer: Rob Williams
Artist: Tom Derenick
What You Need To Know:
In the last issue of Suicide Squad, Hack has come back from the dead in a digital form. After taking the entire team into a small server to put them on trial for her murder, it was determined that Captain Boomerang was the culprit. Afterwards the entire team, sans the good Captain, were brought back to the real world only to be taken out by the government’s new super soldier The Wall, whom Waller hired herself.
The issue with sending in an artificial intelligence super soldier to the same location with a computerized super villain is that they have the ability to hack into said intelligence and take control, which ends up being a very bad thing for everyone when the super soldier has many many firearms at his disposal.
The story ups the ante of how Hack takes control of her environment as a digital being and in doing so, takes control of the government’s new cybernetic creation. Which doesn’t bode well for the pentagon or the people of Washington, D.C.
Admittedly we all saw this happening from a mile away. We all knew that Hack would take control over this new protagonist and somehow turn him into an antagonist. We were just waiting for how it would take place and to what magnitude of trouble it would be for our favorite band of misfits.
Speaking of Task Force X, they have all been completely disbanded and sent to the four corners of the country in different carriers after the destruction of Belle Reve, there is a very heart wrenching scene by June Moon and Waylon Jones where she professed her love for him and you could see the pain in his eyes. But after all that he has been through recently he could reply with the only word that he’s been able to audibly express as of late.
It’s been a breath of fresh air to see a change of pace in the comic…We know that it is only a matter of time before things start looking up for the squad and it’s exciting to see the changes that have transpired in this issue because it causes me to look forward to see what takes place next. The artwork and storyline are starting to take an upswing compared to what has taken place in the issue recently, I recommend on picking this issue up.