Suicide Squad 2021 Annual #1
Suicide Squad’s annual dialed the heat up on the series with one major bombshell and the debut of the anti-Suicide Squad.
Writer Robbie Thompson took a few issues to establish his direction for the title and it all comes together with this annual. Amanda Waller is scrambling once Superboy confronts the Squad’s Superboy prompting a full scale retreat.
The leather jacket clad Superboy hasn’t been seen since Young Justice so his arrival here was very surprising. Thompson is well versed in his DC lore, which makes the payoff for that arc work so well.
Meanwhile, Rick Flag is putting in motion a plan to take out Waller once and for all. Thompson reveals another character who’s fate was drastically changed from Infinite Frontier. This character has deep ties to the Squad from a previous generation.
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Eduardo Pansica and Julio Ferreira split art duties with Dexter Soy. The art is solid throughout despite some noticeable shifts between the artists’ style. Chris Sotomayor’s colors help make the action sequences pop without feeling overwhelming.
Giving Flag a purpose besides following orders should set the series on a very intriguing direction. This is a very exciting turn for Superboy and the Suicide Squad and it should be a blast seeing where Thompson takes the story.
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Photo Credit: DC Comics