Suicide Squad #44: Constriction Part 4
Cover by: Guillem March
Variant cover by: Francesco Mattina
Written by: Rob Williams
Batman and Deadshot are getting closer to finding Zoe. The Suicide Squad is actually gaining on Batman and Deadshot. Will they catch up, though? We find out this week!
The Suicide Squad is falling. In a helicopter. It’s not looking good. So, let’s jump back over to Batman and Deadshot where the real action is. They’ve found a way into the lair and are looking for Zoe. But she’s already at their alter prepared to become a vessel for their long-lost leader. Unfortunately, for them, Batman is involved and they break in just in time, but surprise surprise it was all a ruse to get Deadshot! They pin him down and call on the ancients of Kobra to give them back their leader as the ultimate revenge against Deadshot.
The transformation is finished, and Deadshot becomes a fearsome beast to behold. Zoe, visibly shaken by her father becoming a half man, half snake monster, picks up a gun. He’s no longer Deadshot, but Burr in Lawton’s body. Zoe fires off a few shots, hitting her once called father. Thinking Lawton is dying, Burr leaves his body and goes into the body of Keenum, who wanted to be the new body for Burr, to begin with.
Zoe falls to the ground, certain she’s killed her father, but Batman assures her that she didn’t. In fact, her actions are what saves his life. The Suicide Squad is outside and has called back up. And our story ends where it began, with Lawton going to Belle Reve.
ABOUT THE ART:
This week’s issue was really remarkable. From Zoe’s tears to Batman ripping the armor off of Deadshot to allow him to save himself before drowning, Ferriera and Pansica did an excellent of telling a beautiful story through their art.