Suicide Squad Vol 1: The Black Vault by Rob Williams
Suicide Squad Vol. 1: The Black Vault (Rebirth)
Author: Rob Williams
Illustrator: Jim Lee
Genre: Comics, Graphic Novels
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: March 7, 2017 (first published February 28, 2017)
Goodreads Synopsis: A part of DC Rebirth!
The government has once again handpicked the worst of the worst for its Task Force X. Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Katana and Killer Croc. All deadly criminals sent on the most dangerous missions possible by a governement that wants them killed. But their newest challenge? A teammate so powerful that even this group of murderers and thieves can’t control.
Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world’s greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business.
Jen’s Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
REVIEW: Was looking forward to reading Suicide Squad Vol. 1: The Black Vault and it did not disappoint. I especially loved the illustrations and detail to all of it.
This is one of those where I was glad to see more of Colonel Rick Flag and how he took command of the group, showing why he was chosen as the field leader of the Suicide Squad. Harley, who never fails to make everything more fun even when she isn’t at the forefront of things. Also seeing Killer Croc, who isn’t always shown as having smarts and being more like an animal than a man, have his moment by saving half the members of the team from imminent danger.
More than anything I loved the storyline, how everything was brought together and the over-the-top scenes that were placed in front of the reader. There was much going on in this graphic novel and everything had its place. And of course tons of Amanda Waller making sure everything was going according to plan and having it out with President Barack Obama over her selected team having to exist to take out those neither him or the Justice League should know about.
It was nonstop all the way and we got to see plenty of backstory for many of the squad members, which is always a plus. There was not one thing I didn’t like about any of it, and i will be looking into getting my hands on a printed copy of this novel.
And there is a special appearance by a few other characters and someone in the Phantom Zone, which the reader won’t want to miss out on. You’ll have to read to find out how all that goes.
***I received this copy from DC Comics via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.***