DC Announces Suicide Squad #1, I Throw Up In My Mouth A Little
Harley Quinn! Deadshot! King Shark! They’re a team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous – they’re sheer suicide! Who will be the first to crack under the pressure? Find out in SUICIDE SQUAD #1.
Oh wow. This is, oh, this is terrible. What the hell have they done to Harley Quinn?! I was actually getting excited we might see her reunited with the Joker after this Flashboot (a revamping I was actually a little excited for, until this news). I didn’t think she’d be in a monthly title like Ivy or Catwoman, but every time the Joker reappeared in a book, she’d be there too. Obviously, that’s not the direction DC wants to go.
This costume, what happened to whole, ‘Everyone’s wearing pants!’ These are not pants. That’s not a shirt. This isn’t Harley Quinn. It’s completely impractical for someone so acrobatic, unless that part of her story is being rewritten. Seriously, what happened to all the talk about practical outfits. And what is that, a tiny, pointless cape? Seriously? Looks like it might be time to update ‘The Redesigning of Harley Quinn.’
I’llwait until we hear more about the book before I make my call, but my initial reaction to this cover is no, I will not be buying this title. Meaning, DC, you’ll lose a current subscription because I was only reading Gotham City Sirens for Harley. Fail. Big, hideous, fail.