Title: Suicide Squad Vol 1, Kicked in the Teeth
Author: Adam Glass, Illustrator: Ryan Benjamin
Genre: Graphic Novel, Superheroes
Length: 160 pages
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Heat Rating: 2
Reviewed by: Cerridwen
As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics--The New 52 event of September 2011, writer and co-creator of the CW show "Supernatural" Adam Glass rolls out an all-new team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous-they're sheer suicide.
The story begins with the Suicide Squad defeated, imprisoned and being interrogated about their newest mission. Harley Quinn, King Shark, Deadshot and company must make it out alive without revealing who's pulling the strings behind their illegal operations. Who will be the first to crack under the pressure? More importantly will they make it all out alive? Collects issues #1-7.
With the movie The Suicide Squad coming out in 2016, I wanted to read the graphic novel first. The book is supposed to be better than the movie, right? Marvel has had a pretty good following with getting their characters onto the big screen and I'm excited to see what DC can do.
The story begins with all the characters being thrown into a secret mission group where they basically must carry out illegal missions or die. They are baited with the prize of freedom if they continue to follow through. Unfortunately, nothing ever goes as easy as planned for the crew.
I am not a big graphic novel fan. The only character I was familiar with realy going into it was Harley Quinn. It gave some back story, so I feel safe in recommending it if you're new to the series.