Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Suicide Squad #7 review: Try not too loose your head hunting for Harley

Here comes another issue of action packed shock and awe with plenty of creepy psycho stuff going on that didn't disappoint! So let's jump right into it. The issue opens up with King Shark going on a rampage outside G.C.P.D HQ in order to distract the police while the other members of The Squad are inside beating up the cops and looking for Harley (see previous posting). Lime n' Light use their holograph projection powers to make KS look like Clay Face to maintain his cover.
Inside police HQ Harley uses various items stored there like land mines and road flares in order to out wit both Savant and Deadshot (she's so bad ass!) and get the drop on them both (but not at the same time). Outside King Shark and Lime n' Light try to make good their escape but Lime is injured by police fire and is captured. She attempts to spill her guts about the Squad to the authorities and Queen Waller basically says off with her head and detonates her nano bomb http://insidepulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/SuicideSquad_7_011.jpg
During a flash back sequence we see Harley completely go around the bend when she realizes her supervisor has been stealing her research while at the same time chastising her emotional connection to the Joker. Harley helps the Joker escape Arkham and in return Joker takes her for a chemical swim "birthday" (indoctrination) which explains her "skin condition" http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/15/dc-comics-relaunch-what-is-harley-quinns-new-origin-how-does-her-new-look-tie-in/
Back in real time Harley has Deadshot tied to a chair in some kind of bizarre psychological ritual that involves her making Lawton wear the Joker's face in order to give her the illusion of being reunited with her lover. But little does she suspect that Lawton has worked one of his hands free and goes for a miniature double barrel single shot gun hidden in the heel of his boots. He then shoots her in the gut which brings their little role playing game to an abrupt end http://insidepulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/SuicideSquad_7_021.jpg So ends that issue which leaves the Squad with a body missing a head, Harley in critical condition and Yo-Yo presumably still inside King Shark since we don't get to see him in this issue. If you haven't read the issue you can refer to the previous posting to read at least a portion of it online and I'll post links as I find them to other online pages for this issue.

7 comments:

  1. so the Joker is dead and Harley's carrying his face around making people wear it? That's just plain twisted. I love it.

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    1. yeah but is he really dead?

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    2. We all know the J-man isn't dead because he is a G. And whats being done with Harley is moving into legendary waters. Just like what the Maestro did with GL(John Steward) and Hawkgirl in justice league unlimited.

      My true concern with this book is after Harley Quinn's story is over what will he do next?

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    3. #8 is gonna be some sort of Hunt for Harley Quinn Aftermath issue and then The Squad goes right into their first DC cross over story line with Resurrection Man (who i don't know much about).

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  2. Whats your feeling about the RM crossover Dave? Are you going to get both.

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    1. good question Jay. i'll probably browse the RM issue after i get the corresponding SS issue. i'd like to half the complete story of course but i'm not gonna drop more money on RM if the tie-in is really not that involving. in SS issue #6 there was a "see Stormwatch #...." over the rainy weather that was in Gotham at the time but needless to say i didn't go for that lure. the 80s was an especially bad time when comics were always doing these loose connections of tie-ins that always had to make you feel like you had to buy multiple titles to get the full story.

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  3. I do like the cross over in some cases. But right now I want to venture deeper into Cadmus, Task ForceX and counter terrorism.

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