Hot on the heels of the release of footage from the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, DC has relaunched the team's title.
Written by Sean Ryan Volume 1 of the New Suicide Squad collects issues 1-8 of the title. It features returning favorites Harley Quinn, Deadshot and Black Manta. The Squad also makes room for Joker's Daughter and Deathstroke.
Add in Amanda Waller fighting off government oversight and a political wonk who won't take no for answer and you find the Squad in disarray.
The wheels come off during a mission to Russia. Mayhem ensues and that's just the way the Squad likes it.
I'm not really sure why DC felt the need to relaunch Suicide Squad. I was enjoying it as previously constituted. That being said, the New Suicide Squad feels more like a continuation rather than a reboot.
The characters act the way you expect them to. The artwork flows. The story is strong, including the introduction of the Rocket Reds.
Overall, New Suicide Squad Volume 1 is a good read.