Suicide Squad, Vol. 1: The Black Vault, Part 1 (Suicide Squad, Volume V #1) by Rob Williams & Trevor Scott
My Rating: 3 Stars
I got mixed feelings about this comic. Don’t get me wrong, I love DC comics, their characters and specially their villains, that’s what makes it a bit difficult to write trying not to compare the comic to the recent movie of Suicide Squad.
The comic tells the story of a dysfunctional group of mischief villains that comes together for a deadly mission that goes wrong even before it begins. When they are called in to steal something called The Black Vault, they are faced with a super-villain that will take something that has been lacking: teamwork. How to put it off?
First things first, the artwork is great; I think it matched the story line just fine. Then we have the story line in itself. I must say I was a bit disappointed, I felt like there was a lack of balance between scenes. Sometimes it felt like everything was happening at the same time, others that there was no action at all. I really enjoyed the backstory of the characters; it’s always nice to know more about the anti-heroes, but then there are characters that I just couldn’t figure out their objective or mission. It wasn’t completely clear for me how they got together.
The villains of this comic took me by surprise, I was expecting someone a little more human to balance things a bit. Instead I found a super villain from another planet with a very bad temper and a group of mischiefs that are supposed to mirror the Task Force X. For me, it went a bit overboard. I think the point was to bring something new to the table, something unexpected, but I didn’t see it that way. Even so, the stories got me engaged enough and I couldn't stop reading it.
I hope to see something different in the next volume and a better balance and connection between the events in the story and the characters.
Overall, a nice read.
Thank you NetGalley, the publisher DC Comics and the author for allowing me to read and review a digital copy of this book.
Hope you find an idea for your next reading here.