Suicide Squad #40
Shock and Awe reaches its somewhat surprising conclusion this issue that finds the Squad on the sidelines for the main conflict: Amanda Walker vs. The Wall. With her family on the line, Walker has to choose between her commitment to her mission and to her children.
Writer Rob Williams makes this moral dilemma more engaging by devoting time to further flesh out Waller’s backstory. It helps to explain her take on people especially criminals. I wish this issue allowed for more time to the Squad as they’re largely unnecessary until the epilogue.
Jack Herbert’s art seemed off this issue lacking his usual tightness and detail. Character movement was soft and the action sequences came off flat.
This storyline has been decent enough, but it was time to move on. Hopefully Williams has some fresh twists and possible new members to add to the ranks to liven things up.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10