I wandered into a comic shop in Oakland today after I got off work and look what I found. I published a posting about this issue on this blog not too long ago wanting to know more about it since all I had about it was snippets of clip art I found on the internet. Basically in a nut shell, Manhunter and the Squad incidentally cross paths in a story line that includes some rogue corporation "growing" super villains and killing women in Mexico.
Well, you know how it goes, one thing leads to another and before you know it there's a misunderstanding and a scrap breaks out. Except really it's only Manhunter and Multiplex that get into it with the rest of the Squad basically acting as spectators. Manhunter is eventually subdued by Count Vertigo but makes good her escape after dishing out some pretty cold hearted trash talk to Owen (Capt. Boomerang II) who kinda almost seems to be leading The Squad for some reason. Later after Huntress and Lady Blackhawk show up it's explained that the Squad is on some kind of deep cover assignment there on the Mexican border. Over all the story didn't really grab me but the Manhunter character was pretty cool. She's just like the women who follow this blog, tough, independent and full of sarcastic humor as you can see here. Plus, she can take a hit like a champ. Despite the cover, Plastique is virtually non-existent and Bronze Tiger's presence is hardly noticeable. The Squad is overall somewhat underused here and as far as I can tell this doesn't tie into any other Suicide Squad story line any where else so it's not what I would call a must have for SS fans. But it's still worth picking up if you happen to see it, especially if you can find it in a dollar bin or something.