Suicide Squad, Volume 2
From writer Rob Williams, superstar artist Jim Lee and Philip Tan comes the new Suicide Squad! The government has once again handpicked the worst of the worst for its Task Force X: Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Katana and Killer Croc. Following their clash with the Justice League, the team faces a new challenge as the dark energy of the Black Vault starts to drive the prisoners of Belle Reve insane--except for Harley Quinn, who seems to be more rational and level-headed than...well, ever. Collects: Suicide Squad #5-8 and the Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad April Fool's Special #1

Suicide Squad, Volume 2 Details

TitleSuicide Squad, Volume 2
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 7th, 2017
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401270971
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Graphic Novels

Suicide Squad, Volume 2 Review

  • Chris
    January 1, 1970
    I received an eARC of this title from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.More fun and badassery from the Suicide Squad, picking up where Volume 1 left off. It wraps up that story nicely while giving us a preview of the Suicide Squad vs. Justice League event.Nice side scenes giving us background/character development of Hack, Croc, Enchantress, and Harley. Artwork was fantastic, as expected.
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  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    2.5. Same same. World: Jim Lee art is good but as I said before a bit bro and boob heavy but oh well. The world building is solid for what it's trying to do, following what happened in arc 1. It's self contained, it's tight and basic which is good. Not a lot of big picture and attachments to the DCU yet. Story: A continuation of the last arc with the Black Vault and it's inhabitant. It's a basic romp and is fun but highly forgettable. Once again it's safe and predictable and follows the movies t 2.5. Same same. World: Jim Lee art is good but as I said before a bit bro and boob heavy but oh well. The world building is solid for what it's trying to do, following what happened in arc 1. It's self contained, it's tight and basic which is good. Not a lot of big picture and attachments to the DCU yet. Story: A continuation of the last arc with the Black Vault and it's inhabitant. It's a basic romp and is fun but highly forgettable. Once again it's safe and predictable and follows the movies tone which is still kinda irksome for me. The character pieces in the end are still interesting and gives deeper insight to character through the Endless action. Plus the limited pages for the main mission makes for a tighter less draggy story. Characters: Zod is a good choice, unexpected and cool enough to be menacing. This is a book about villains fighting huge villains and Zod fits the bill. Harley was interesting this arc but nowhere near smart enough and that's an issue with the limited page count (double edged sword). The rest of the cast were aight. Fun but basic and expected. Safe. Onward to the next book! *read individual issues*
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  • Anchorpete
    January 1, 1970
    Harley Quinn (really the best version is the original animated series version)Rick Flagg (pfft. who cares?)Enchantress (ok, she is a little more interesting that her Film counterpart)Killer Croc (Hey, there is a nice little short story about him in this book)Katana (she is, amazingly less interesting than her film counterpart)Deadshot (Can you just let him be in a secret six book written by Gail Simone?)Amanda Waller, ok, I just wrote that little breakdown so I could bring up Amanda Waller. It i Harley Quinn (really the best version is the original animated series version)Rick Flagg (pfft. who cares?)Enchantress (ok, she is a little more interesting that her Film counterpart)Killer Croc (Hey, there is a nice little short story about him in this book)Katana (she is, amazingly less interesting than her film counterpart)Deadshot (Can you just let him be in a secret six book written by Gail Simone?)Amanda Waller, ok, I just wrote that little breakdown so I could bring up Amanda Waller. It is real shame, getting to read Amanda Waller, written by Greg Rucka, in the pages of Checkmate and then seeing anything that she has been in, since the New 52... Just like the Suicide Squad movie, they keep hitting us over the head with how Bad ass she is, but holy shit are they not able to make her seem intelligent. The Amanda Waller of Checkmate is this manipulative, cunning monster. It seems impossible to keep up with her plotting. Since the new 52, she is all tell and no show. Always looking like she is this scheming, evil monster, but she has no bite.And then this book also features a knocked out General Zod that is also a giant, for some reason, and a girl that can go inside computers, like she is a character from the Matrix.
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  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    ARC REVIEW Story: So Waller used the Squad to attain the extra dimensional orb from the Black Vault which contained General Zod inside but what also lays await them is driving them insane they begin to act irrational and out of control all except Harley. Harley manages to become sane again and is the only hope to stop whatever it is that is messing with everyone’s head. Art: As usual I love Lee’s art and with everyone else this action packed volume is beautifully illustrated. The detailed contr ARC REVIEW Story: So Waller used the Squad to attain the extra dimensional orb from the Black Vault which contained General Zod inside but what also lays await them is driving them insane they begin to act irrational and out of control all except Harley. Harley manages to become sane again and is the only hope to stop whatever it is that is messing with everyone’s head. Art: As usual I love Lee’s art and with everyone else this action packed volume is beautifully illustrated. The detailed contrasting colors work perfectly with what’s going on in the comic. The April Fool's day special especially had some super cute Harley looked like she was a Powerpuff Girl or an Animaniac.Characters: Amanda Waller, Katana, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Captain Boomerang, Rick Flag, Deadshot, Enchantress, Special appearances from the Justice League, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Lex Luthor, Man Bat and many more.... Review: For being such a short volume it was really good. It was fun seeing the character act on impulse the opposite of what they normally are and seeing Harleen Quinzel as her sane self was nice. I kind of like the unusual friendship Killer Croc and June Moone are starting, it's amusing. I liked Warm Heart a Justice League vs Suicide Squad Prelude, I like Killer Frost. The Personnel Files are one of my favorite things because it gives me a look at the characters that are new to me, or ones I just don't know much about.
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  • Ivy
    January 1, 1970
    5 starsNice to see the Suicide Squad back again. Glad Harley Quinn was able to be sane for a little bit. Good to see Captain Boomerang back. Wonder if Amanda Waller has any hidden talents that we don't know about.Can't wait to read Suicide Squad Volume 3!!!!!
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  • Greyson (Grey) Edwards
    January 1, 1970
    Suicide Squad, DC Rebirth Series Ratings:Suicide Squad, Volume 1: The Black Vault: ★Suicide Squad, Volume 2: Going Sane: ★★★Suicide Squad, Volume 3: Burning Down The House: ★★Suicide Squad Vol. 4: Earthlings on Fire: Lost Interest in Series— This year I am doing Graphic Novel December. My plan is it to read one GN for each day of the month. So 31 in total! I'll keep a running total in the review of each GN as I read them to help me keep track and for anyone following to see where I am at as well Suicide Squad, DC Rebirth Series Ratings:Suicide Squad, Volume 1: The Black Vault: ★Suicide Squad, Volume 2: Going Sane: ★★★Suicide Squad, Volume 3: Burning Down The House: ★★Suicide Squad Vol. 4: Earthlings on Fire: Lost Interest in Series— This year I am doing Graphic Novel December. My plan is it to read one GN for each day of the month. So 31 in total! I'll keep a running total in the review of each GN as I read them to help me keep track and for anyone following to see where I am at as well!GN #1: Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies ★★★★GN #2: Wonder Woman, Volume 2: Year One ★★★★GN #3: Wonder Woman, Volume 3: The Truth ★★★GN #4: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal ★★★★GN #5: Suicide Squad, Volume 1: The Black Vault ★GN: #6 Suicide Squad, Volume 2: Going Sane ★★★— This was a vast improvement from the last volume, but that wouldn't have been too hard because I fucking hate volume 1. I really liked that we got Dr. Harleen Quinzel. I would love to get a Dr. Harleen Quinzel series. Not in the past, I want Dr. Quinzel post-Harley Quinn. Don't ask me the ins and outs. I just know that I want it. I will be reading volume 3, if I don't thoroughly enjoy it though, it might be my last Suicide Squad volume because I'm just not interested in wasting my time.___│Blog│Instagram│Twitter│Tumblr│
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  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    Picks up where volume 1 left off. The Squad has returned to Belle Rive and Amanda Waller thinks she can force an insane General Zod to work for her. Letting him out of the black vault unleashes some energy that drives everyone to violence except for Harley who regains her sanity. Now she has to fix everything before Zod wakes up and kills them all.The Good: I actually like the main story. It's a shame it was only 60 pages.The Bad: This story should have been part of volume 1. The rest was just f Picks up where volume 1 left off. The Squad has returned to Belle Rive and Amanda Waller thinks she can force an insane General Zod to work for her. Letting him out of the black vault unleashes some energy that drives everyone to violence except for Harley who regains her sanity. Now she has to fix everything before Zod wakes up and kills them all.The Good: I actually like the main story. It's a shame it was only 60 pages.The Bad: This story should have been part of volume 1. The rest was just filler backstories just like the first volume.The Ugly: Feels like a cash grab because they split this over 2 books. The main story in both books could have fit in just one. Then they could have put all the backup stories in another book.Received an advance copy from DC and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    ARC REVIEW TO COME
  • Greg (adds 2 TBR list daily) Hersom
    January 1, 1970
    Suicide Squad is continuing to consistantly be probably be the best thing DC's got going, at least in the last decade or so, - of the few DC titles I read anyways. The artwork is on par and then some with what the two big comics should be doing all along. The stories are unique instead of just rehashing the same stuff over and over. The characters are interesting and charismatic, which is ironic cause they're villains instead of heroes. Then again DC has always had some of the best super-villain Suicide Squad is continuing to consistantly be probably be the best thing DC's got going, at least in the last decade or so, - of the few DC titles I read anyways. The artwork is on par and then some with what the two big comics should be doing all along. The stories are unique instead of just rehashing the same stuff over and over. The characters are interesting and charismatic, which is ironic cause they're villains instead of heroes. Then again DC has always had some of the best super-villains. They're fun and funny, plus there's almost of sense that they actually might get killed. And not to mention the two-words that really bring Suicide Squad to the level of legendary; Harley Quin
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  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    Still haven't read much about the Suicide Squad, so I’m pretty much just comparing this to the first volume.The Suicide Squad is holding captive the “cosmic item” they retrieved (a.k.a. General Zod), and everyone is going insane—except Harley Quinn, who is acting saner now. She’s almost like she was before she went crazy only a bit edgier. I don’t have a lot more to say about this. I liked learning more about Harley Quinn’s background, and she’s a pretty cool character. I think she could do some Still haven't read much about the Suicide Squad, so I’m pretty much just comparing this to the first volume.The Suicide Squad is holding captive the “cosmic item” they retrieved (a.k.a. General Zod), and everyone is going insane—except Harley Quinn, who is acting saner now. She’s almost like she was before she went crazy only a bit edgier. I don’t have a lot more to say about this. I liked learning more about Harley Quinn’s background, and she’s a pretty cool character. I think she could do some interesting things in the series. Also, I wish there were a little more about the other characters. Maybe there will be in the next volume. Ended on a bit of a question mark; we’ll see what happens next!
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  • Wayne McCoy
    January 1, 1970
    'Suicide Squad Vol. 2: Going Sane' tells a story of something that I never thought I'd see, but perhaps I should have expected it to show up at some point.The Suicide Squad is back from Russia. They lost a team member but brought back the Black Vault. Inside the vault is a gigantic General Zod, who is likely insane from his time in the forbidden zone. When Waller attempts to convert Zod over as a new deadly Squad member, things get weird. Everyone starts going insane and trying to kill each othe 'Suicide Squad Vol. 2: Going Sane' tells a story of something that I never thought I'd see, but perhaps I should have expected it to show up at some point.The Suicide Squad is back from Russia. They lost a team member but brought back the Black Vault. Inside the vault is a gigantic General Zod, who is likely insane from his time in the forbidden zone. When Waller attempts to convert Zod over as a new deadly Squad member, things get weird. Everyone starts going insane and trying to kill each other. The vault's contents have the exact opposite affect on her, and she becomes the only sane one who can save everyone else. She'll need help though because along with sanity, comes fear.There are some back up Task Force X stories about Hack, the newest member of the team, Killer Croc, Enchantress, and Killer Frost. There is a Harley Quinn flashback story that came out for April Fool's Day, too.It's an ok story, but it's got so much thrown at the walls that it's just chaos, and maybe that is the point. This is a weird team, and making Harley sane, even for just a little bit, was strange and interesting. The art varies a bit, but overall it's pretty good.I received a review copy of this graphic novel from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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  • Lusitarius
    January 1, 1970
    Here I am reading about suicide squad - or so I thought. But this comic is mainly about Harley. Don't get me wrong, I love the Clown Princess of Crazy. I'd love to read more comics just about her. But wasn't this comic supposed to go on about the suicide squad and Amanda freakin' Waller? Ok sure they told What happenned when Waller took Zod out of the Black Vault - then came Harley to save the day. I believe Harley is a big superstar on DC now and they don't get so much storytime to others as th Here I am reading about suicide squad - or so I thought. But this comic is mainly about Harley. Don't get me wrong, I love the Clown Princess of Crazy. I'd love to read more comics just about her. But wasn't this comic supposed to go on about the suicide squad and Amanda freakin' Waller? Ok sure they told What happenned when Waller took Zod out of the Black Vault - then came Harley to save the day. I believe Harley is a big superstar on DC now and they don't get so much storytime to others as they do to her. That's a bit sad. I'd like to read more about .. ok who am I kidding, I'd like to read more about Harley.
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  • Shannon Appelcline
    January 1, 1970
    A slightly better book than volume 1. Oh, it's the same nu52-style fight-fight-fight-fight-fight. But the stakes feel higher and more exciting. Harley continues to be the star, with some really great characterization here and a somewhat tragic story.Unfortunately, this volume is a mess. It ends with more boring origin stories, just like v1, then there's some Evil United story or something. The Suicide Squad story proper ends around page 70, and I mostly skimmed the last half of the book because A slightly better book than volume 1. Oh, it's the same nu52-style fight-fight-fight-fight-fight. But the stakes feel higher and more exciting. Harley continues to be the star, with some really great characterization here and a somewhat tragic story.Unfortunately, this volume is a mess. It ends with more boring origin stories, just like v1, then there's some Evil United story or something. The Suicide Squad story proper ends around page 70, and I mostly skimmed the last half of the book because it was very, very dull.
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  • Emily Mundell
    January 1, 1970
    Great graphic novel. Incredible artwork, writing and plot. The concept was super interesting and played out very well among the Suicide Squad cast of characters.
  • Rick Hunter
    January 1, 1970
    **** I got a digital ARC of this from Netgalley.When I finished volume 1 of this series, it felt incomplete. After reading this volume, I know for a fact that the story started in volume wasn't complete. This book has about 140 pages. The main story is finished by page 60. The issues collected in volume 1 along with those collected here all have backup stories attached to them. The inclusion of the backup stories, which is something I have never really cared for in comics, draws the story out ov **** I got a digital ARC of this from Netgalley.When I finished volume 1 of this series, it felt incomplete. After reading this volume, I know for a fact that the story started in volume wasn't complete. This book has about 140 pages. The main story is finished by page 60. The issues collected in volume 1 along with those collected here all have backup stories attached to them. The inclusion of the backup stories, which is something I have never really cared for in comics, draws the story out over more issues and ends up being in 2 collected editions when it should have been completed in one collected edition had they just not added the backup stories to begin with. I understand why DC put the backup stories in this series, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. Those backups are there as a way to give new readers an origin of each member of the team without having to devote a whole issue or even 2 to each character's origin. That's probably cool for people that are just now getting into these comics which is the whole intent of Rebirth, giving new readers a good jumping on point. It's just tedious for long time readers like myself. At the beginning of this book, Amanda Waller's Suicide Squad has gotten the Black Vault and General Zod back to their headquarters beneath Belle Reve penitentiary. When Waller's scientists remove Zod from the Black Vault to try to figure out how to implant a bomb in his head so Waller can force him into joining the Suicide Squad, the Black Vault starts affecting everyone within the facility. It drives everyone in the facility crazy with the exception of Harley. She's always crazy so the Black Vault turns her sane, which is where the volume gets its title. Some of the people, like Amanda Waller, aren't as badly affected as everyone else. There is no good reason really given for this and it just seems implausible even by superhero comics standards.While I do think that writer Rob Williams has a good grasp of each character's personalities and writes good dialogue for them, his plot has a few things that leave me scratching my head, like the previously mentioned Amanda Waller having a somewhat limited immunity to the effects of the Black Vault. With the story not being perfect to begin with combined with the story being abbreviated in 2 different books, it takes some of the enjoyment out of it for me. There's also a Harley April Fool's Day special thrown in here that for much of the issue doesn't seem to have to have anything to do with what has been going on or what is about to happen in the Suicide Squad vs Justice crossover that's coming up. At the very end of the special, you realize it does tie into the JL/SS event, but the majority of the issue doesn't match in tone or art style with anything else in the book. The writing gets 3 stars. Jim Lee returns as the artist for the main story. His work is still really good even though it isn't his best art because of the rushed deadline. Lee at his worst is still better than 95% of the other comic artists in the last 25+ years. A couple of the backups have much less attractive art. Then there is the goofy cartoonish art in the middle of the Harley special that's so out of place with everything else. That art brings the score down some, but not very much. The art gets 4 stars. Overall this turned out to be a 3.5 star book. The rating for this story would have probably been a bit higher had had it been in 1 book instead of 2. There is absolutely no reason to put out another volume for only 60 more pages of story that actually mattered. The other stuff thrown in just felt like filler to give an extremely weak excuse to justify an extra book to make more money. I sincerely hope that the backup stories completely disappear in the coming issues of this series so that the entire book can focus on one thing. If you like the Suicide Squad, especially Harley since this series has become the Harleycide Squad, then go ahead and pick this up.
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  • Jon
    January 1, 1970
    Suicide squad is such an easy concept to get right. The ingredients are shadowy government bureaucrats, dangerous black ops missions, and wacky super villains. Somehow this book manages to mess all that up.We have General Zod, who is a giant for some reason, being kept at the SS case. It's cool because they have red lights on him, but then someone turned on the yellow light and things go crazy. Now if you are making a prison for a giant evil super fellow, you would think step one is removing yel Suicide squad is such an easy concept to get right. The ingredients are shadowy government bureaucrats, dangerous black ops missions, and wacky super villains. Somehow this book manages to mess all that up.We have General Zod, who is a giant for some reason, being kept at the SS case. It's cool because they have red lights on him, but then someone turned on the yellow light and things go crazy. Now if you are making a prison for a giant evil super fellow, you would think step one is removing yellow light bulbs. So when the lights change color general Z starts to wake up, but the magguffin makes everyone go insane. Insane means that they all turn into homicidal maniacs, you know as insanity usually works. So all the scientists and tech dudes start beating each other to death, which raises the question of who would ever work there in the first place, I mean they aren't hiring the best talent obviously just based on the yellow light bulb thing. So everyone goes insane, BUT not Harley Quinn. Comics favorite manic pixie dream girl, get this, GOES SANE! This really doesn't change her character much, but she does stop for a sane person hair cut. But wait! Other Squad people have beat insanity too! Rick Flagg has stabbed himself, because he knew that would work even though all the scientist stabbing didn't stop any crazy time. Amanda Waller doesn't go crazy, but she sweats a lot, which is another way to beat it.Killer croc doesn't go sand though. Unlike Harley, who I'm really not convinced is insane, but more of just more of a playful unleashed id, Croc is definitely an insane person. So he should definitely go sane, but he does bang June Moone, so I guess that was his participation trophy. Other stuff happens and then the story ends. Also there is Hack who is the modern equivalent of a 90s X-man with the pouches and mullet. It's a concept that will age as well as the Sandra Bullock movie The Net.
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  • M
    January 1, 1970
    Rob Williams and Jim Lee continue the adventures of the Rebirth-era Suicide Squad with the second volume of the series. After the events of the previous collection, Amanda Waller is now in possession of the Kryptonian menace General Zod. Believing that she can harness his abilities for the Squad, Waller tasks her science division with readying the General for active duty. The unstable nature of the Black Vault that held Zod prisoner soon begins affecting the entirety of Belle Reve by unleashing Rob Williams and Jim Lee continue the adventures of the Rebirth-era Suicide Squad with the second volume of the series. After the events of the previous collection, Amanda Waller is now in possession of the Kryptonian menace General Zod. Believing that she can harness his abilities for the Squad, Waller tasks her science division with readying the General for active duty. The unstable nature of the Black Vault that held Zod prisoner soon begins affecting the entirety of Belle Reve by unleashing everyone's base desires. Rick Flag, Deadshot, Katana, and El Diablo all take shots at any moving target, Killer Croc and June Moon get busy, and Harley Quinn actually becomes sane again. As Quinn and the Enchantress team up against Zod, new recruit Hack and previously deceased recruit Captain Boomerang showdown in a battle of wills. The book concludes with the introduction of Killer Frost and unseen psychological profile missions to promote an upcoming tussle with the Justice League. An April Fool's Day issue is also included, featuring Harley Quinn trying to provide therapy for supervillains. Rob Williams appaers to be stuck with the film line-up, and must continue to make Harley Quinn the primary focus of every issue. Classic mainstays like Deadshot and Katana are reduced to one-note jokes, and new characters like Zod and Hack just do not fit with this mishmashed crew. Jim Lee continues to provide excellent pencils, but often eschews the backgrounds for greater character poses. This book still feels like its promoting the DC film flop, and just cannot escape that shadow to become a top-tier title. Suicide Squad: Going Sane is misdiagnosed at every turn, leaving its patients in critical condition.
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  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    Why are these volumes so short? I mean I really do appreciate the character one shots at the end, but the the volume is really only three issues and some extras. I have to say this volume lost a lot of its charm. The storyline would've worked much better if it were longer. It felt rushed, and it wasn't exciting. It was very based, and with the storyline it was understandable but this characters don't shine as much when they are own their own. Now, Amanda "The Wall" Waller was lowkey pretty amazi Why are these volumes so short? I mean I really do appreciate the character one shots at the end, but the the volume is really only three issues and some extras. I have to say this volume lost a lot of its charm. The storyline would've worked much better if it were longer. It felt rushed, and it wasn't exciting. It was very based, and with the storyline it was understandable but this characters don't shine as much when they are own their own. Now, Amanda "The Wall" Waller was lowkey pretty amazing In this. I was actually worried for her, like really worried! I liked her in this volume because she stood out more, she felt more like a person instead of a Warden, if that makes sense. This issue also brought up some questions about her past and the things she's been through some I'm looking forward to seeing her character more fleshed out. Sidenotes: Killer Croc is amazing, I want to give him a hug, I love him. June Moone is a lowkey badass.Croc/June: Rob Williams if you mess this up for me...Also, I'm a little worried about Hack. I need her to get a better arc, because what she has now ain't working and I feel like she's going to turn into the Joker's daughter and that ain't cute. Katana? Like don't sleep on her. She needs more action, more involvement, more control. Let her run the squad for a bit. Do something with her, and make it good! Justice League vs. Suicide Squad? Looks like it might be good but, I'm trying not to get my hopes up. Received from publisher in exchange for a honest review
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  • Bunny
    January 1, 1970
    Received via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased reviewJust a reminder, I am a Comic newbie. I very much want to dive into the comic book world, and read certain series' from start to finish, but I would need a month on a quiet beach, probably. So, I review these comics from the newb, "I don't know continuity, I don't know origin stories", perspective. I'm giving my fellow N00BS my "should I or shouldn't I" on these comics. I've got to tell you, I really love this volume. It picks up r Received via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased reviewJust a reminder, I am a Comic newbie. I very much want to dive into the comic book world, and read certain series' from start to finish, but I would need a month on a quiet beach, probably. So, I review these comics from the newb, "I don't know continuity, I don't know origin stories", perspective. I'm giving my fellow N00BS my "should I or shouldn't I" on these comics. I've got to tell you, I really love this volume. It picks up right where the first volume left off, with General Zod, "Here he comes to wreck the daaaaaaaaaaaaay" in his black sphere, ready to kill crush destroy. The sphere makes everyone in the prison go batshit and want to kill each other. The "Going Sane" in the title refers to everyone's favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Because the sphere does the exact opposite to her. She's suddenly the smart and competent psychiatrist she used to be, figuring out how to save everyone and stop Zod.And it. is. awesome. Along with this main story, we get two fantastic origin stories, one for Hack, and the other for Killer Croc. I loved Hack throughout this volume, but Croc's story was far superior. I want to read an entire series for him. This volume sets up Justice League vs Suicide Squad and gets us ready for the next volume. I can't wait to see what comes next.
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  • Saruuh Kelsey
    January 1, 1970
    This was confusing. Awesome ... but confusing. I got lost so many times as to whether something was happening now or in the past, if it was real or not, and sometimes that mind trip is pretty cool, but with this comic I got frustrated. The story was just ... okay. And while Harley being suddenly sane was a cool plot device, super problematic handling of mental health there.BUT the characters continue to be strong as hell. We got to see Harley in a less sexualised, more human-being light. It give This was confusing. Awesome ... but confusing. I got lost so many times as to whether something was happening now or in the past, if it was real or not, and sometimes that mind trip is pretty cool, but with this comic I got frustrated. The story was just ... okay. And while Harley being suddenly sane was a cool plot device, super problematic handling of mental health there.BUT the characters continue to be strong as hell. We got to see Harley in a less sexualised, more human-being light. It gives more backstories for the gang (which I loved) and cleverly uses this format to introduce a new character. My favourite part has to be June and Killer Croc though. O-T-fricking-P. They're so cute and wholesome and pure and I want them to stay together forever, which probably means one of them will die in the next volume... But I just loved this sweet little romance between a murderous monster and a girl possessed by a nightmare of a witch. In the middle of the crazy, the action, the confusion, I really needed that.I did enjoy this, but I didn't 100% love it. Still gonna read the next volume though, because I'm a sucker for this team.
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  • Scott Lee
    January 1, 1970
    I chose to read only the main-series portion of this volume, which was actually pretty good Jim Lee's work was stupendous, again, and the continuation of the Zod bits and Hack's intro to the team went pretty well. I enjoyed watching Harley go sane, and there were some nice character moments for Killer Croc, June Moone, and Hack. The Waller bits just annoyed me. I'm not impressed by her, she's annoying, and she never comes off as tough--although I think that's the intended effect, just as the per I chose to read only the main-series portion of this volume, which was actually pretty good Jim Lee's work was stupendous, again, and the continuation of the Zod bits and Hack's intro to the team went pretty well. I enjoyed watching Harley go sane, and there were some nice character moments for Killer Croc, June Moone, and Hack. The Waller bits just annoyed me. I'm not impressed by her, she's annoying, and she never comes off as tough--although I think that's the intended effect, just as the person with all the advantages handed to her before hand. Her arrogance in asserting she was "the biggest monster in Belle Reeve" when any of the actual team would slaughter her in two seconds with out her bomb buttons...ugh. Hints at a rough past for Waller, but while Flagg had to stab himself in the thigh deep enough to chance bleeding out in order to resist the murder urge Waller can just handle it because---she's so cool. Yuck. Hating Waller and her bit is the primary reason the volume loses a star in my book. Fair warning--I cannot speak to the extra crap that came after the four issues of the primary series.
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  • Aidan
    January 1, 1970
    I read this as part of my 'give every new run in DC a chance' policy. Goddammit, 2017 has sucked on so many levels the least I could do is throw some time at hard-working writers and show some love for my favourite medium, right? Well, my approach certainly yielded mixed returns here. The first arc is essentially picking up from Volume One, when the Squad discovers that capturing Zod is one thing, imprisoning him is another. Nice twist as Harley becomes (temporarily) the only sane member of the I read this as part of my 'give every new run in DC a chance' policy. Goddammit, 2017 has sucked on so many levels the least I could do is throw some time at hard-working writers and show some love for my favourite medium, right? Well, my approach certainly yielded mixed returns here. The first arc is essentially picking up from Volume One, when the Squad discovers that capturing Zod is one thing, imprisoning him is another. Nice twist as Harley becomes (temporarily) the only sane member of the team, but a so-so story-line overall. The rest of the volume is made up of a series of one-shot character profiles (which are pretty cool and, like the rest of the comic, well-illustrated). The payoff comes at the end as you realise the extent Amanda Waller is willing to go to, to prepare the Squad for an attack on an (unnamed) member of the Justice League. In summary: a slightly meandering path to an exciting conclusion. I'll be checking out the third volume and hoping for a more consistent and developed story overall.
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  • Albert
    January 1, 1970
    Suicide Squad, Volume 2: Going Sane by Rob Williams is a story arc that plays on a fairly original gimmick. Picking up right where volume one ended, Going Sane is a series arc that is sure to keep Suicide Squad fans flipping those pages!After capturing the Kryptonian, General Zod, the crew returns back to Amanda Waller with the orb and its dark energy. Only what they didn't count on was the effect it was about to have on everyone. As they begin to all go insane due to the dark energy's influence Suicide Squad, Volume 2: Going Sane by Rob Williams is a story arc that plays on a fairly original gimmick. Picking up right where volume one ended, Going Sane is a series arc that is sure to keep Suicide Squad fans flipping those pages!After capturing the Kryptonian, General Zod, the crew returns back to Amanda Waller with the orb and its dark energy. Only what they didn't count on was the effect it was about to have on everyone. As they begin to all go insane due to the dark energy's influence, it is up to Harley Quinn to save the day. Only problem is that Harley is not Harley anymore. The orb had the reverse effect on our favorite insane gal and turned her back into Dr. Harley Quinzel. Totally sane and totally unprepared to battle the entire Suicide Squad without her craziness.Fans of Suicide Squad will love this book but fans of Harley will not. After all, who wants a sane Harley. Being a crazy adorable psychotic is what we love about her. Without that, well she's kind of boring.
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  • Adam Fisher
    January 1, 1970
    Volume 2's "Going Sane" storyline really is a direct continuation of the previous Volume's "Black Vault" story. With General Zod out of the Vault, Belle Reve starts turning on each other. Criminals fighting and killing guards, Croc and Enchantress hooking up... and the most shocking, Harley Quinn regaining her sanity! Blame it on Zod? Not so...... turns on this aggression is coming slightly from Zod, but more so from an "echo" of Captain Boomerang. Turns out, when Hack transported all of them ba Volume 2's "Going Sane" storyline really is a direct continuation of the previous Volume's "Black Vault" story. With General Zod out of the Vault, Belle Reve starts turning on each other. Criminals fighting and killing guards, Croc and Enchantress hooking up... and the most shocking, Harley Quinn regaining her sanity! Blame it on Zod? Not so...... turns on this aggression is coming slightly from Zod, but more so from an "echo" of Captain Boomerang. Turns out, when Hack transported all of them back to Belle Reve, Captain Boomerang was still alive and a digital remnant of his consciousness remained in the system. The battle is fought (quite epic at times) and Boomerang is brought back to life as Zod is put back in the Vault.But who's this coming into the prison now? Killer Frost arrives on the scene and is "to be continued in Justice League vs. Suicide Squad".Good title overall, but needs a bit of direction for the future maybe. Recommend.
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  • Scott Waldie
    January 1, 1970
    This volume follows right up on the story from the first, with Zod's imprisonment and a giant Belle Reve prison riot. Unfortunately it's still pretty uneven, and lacks a compelling plot going forward. Several prequel stories are included and these aren't quite as good as those in 'The Black Vault'. Some of the art is still great, but again I'm just not a major fan of this Suicide Squad group of characters...with the exception of the animated movies (like 'Hell to Pay'), I'm just more into the ol This volume follows right up on the story from the first, with Zod's imprisonment and a giant Belle Reve prison riot. Unfortunately it's still pretty uneven, and lacks a compelling plot going forward. Several prequel stories are included and these aren't quite as good as those in 'The Black Vault'. Some of the art is still great, but again I'm just not a major fan of this Suicide Squad group of characters...with the exception of the animated movies (like 'Hell to Pay'), I'm just more into the old Ostrander version. And, while far from being bad, this does little to change that. The Suicide Squad vs. JLA arc was going on around this time and that was much, much better (this book even has a Killer Frost backstory for that), so I'd advise anyone to just read that and avoid these early volumes of the main series.
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  • Ron
    January 1, 1970
    Last issue saw the Suicide Squad bring back an entrance to the Phantom Zone and General Zod, but lacking Boomerang. Waller had the really bright idea of trying to fit General Zod with a brain bomb and make him a Suicide Squad member, but things went haywire. Unexplained light changes happened, guards and inmates all went crazy except Harley Quinn who went sane. Dr. Quinn, Waller who was barely keeping a lid on her urges, and Hack manage to cobble together a team to stop the madness just in time. Last issue saw the Suicide Squad bring back an entrance to the Phantom Zone and General Zod, but lacking Boomerang. Waller had the really bright idea of trying to fit General Zod with a brain bomb and make him a Suicide Squad member, but things went haywire. Unexplained light changes happened, guards and inmates all went crazy except Harley Quinn who went sane. Dr. Quinn, Waller who was barely keeping a lid on her urges, and Hack manage to cobble together a team to stop the madness just in time. The rest of the volume contains some interesting files on individual Suicide members and a couple of short adventures with June Moone and and Harley Quinn. HQ riding Manbat was very strange. You need to read this issue and see that!
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  • Theediscerning
    January 1, 1970
    Having had one quick and desperately bitty volume in the Rebirthed Suicide Squad, here we get a second one. The original four comics must have been 50% this story, then 50% a stand-alone witterfest with Waller as we learn the background of the different characters, meaning the real story we're buying this book for is over in moments. At least the rest of the book isn't just a cover gallery as before, but what we swap it out for - a silly and pointless story, drawn in three utterly different styl Having had one quick and desperately bitty volume in the Rebirthed Suicide Squad, here we get a second one. The original four comics must have been 50% this story, then 50% a stand-alone witterfest with Waller as we learn the background of the different characters, meaning the real story we're buying this book for is over in moments. At least the rest of the book isn't just a cover gallery as before, but what we swap it out for - a silly and pointless story, drawn in three utterly different styles for no reason whatsoever - is not much better. I know Harley is supposed to be brainless and to have no idea how to fix on something for more than five seconds, but this isn't even her title, and so doesn't have to have the same attributes. DC must try harder.
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  • Manjari
    January 1, 1970
    This is not a bad volume, but it's a bit light on substance. The characters are fun, even if Waller seems to be a total dunderhead despite constantly telling everyone how dangerous she is. Dude. Prove it.So Harley's pretty cool as the brains of the story, Flag is a total badass, Deadshot and Diablo are...forgettable, Hack is too cute, Katana cut a dude's ARMS OFF, June and Croc are strangely adorable, Boomerang is back (boooo!), and a new team member is introduced in the form of Killer Frost (ya This is not a bad volume, but it's a bit light on substance. The characters are fun, even if Waller seems to be a total dunderhead despite constantly telling everyone how dangerous she is. Dude. Prove it.So Harley's pretty cool as the brains of the story, Flag is a total badass, Deadshot and Diablo are...forgettable, Hack is too cute, Katana cut a dude's ARMS OFF, June and Croc are strangely adorable, Boomerang is back (boooo!), and a new team member is introduced in the form of Killer Frost (yay!!). Zod is so sleepy.Also, the character backstories are continued from the first volume to finish out the team, which is okay for me, but I get why a bunch of people felt kind of annoyed with it.
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  • Sylvester Kuo
    January 1, 1970
    General Zod is under sedation but he's about to wake up, at the same time, Belle Reve is becoming a war zone with every character giving in to their primal urges. The only person left to save it from destruction is Harley Quinn, who became Dr. Quinzel again. It was a fun arc, there was character development and it was interesting to see Harley gain her sanity back. Each issue featured a background story on different characters, but honestly I hate this new character Hack, she's a diversity inser General Zod is under sedation but he's about to wake up, at the same time, Belle Reve is becoming a war zone with every character giving in to their primal urges. The only person left to save it from destruction is Harley Quinn, who became Dr. Quinzel again. It was a fun arc, there was character development and it was interesting to see Harley gain her sanity back. Each issue featured a background story on different characters, but honestly I hate this new character Hack, she's a diversity insert for no good reason. There were some humourous elements too, I truly enjoyed the main story.The Harley Quinn special was a disaster however, hence why I cannot give it 5 stars.
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  • Nicola Mansfield
    January 1, 1970
    I'm liking the new Rebirth Suicide Squad! Like the first volume, the main story covers the first three issues in the book. This story continues on from the last volume and wraps up that arc. While several things are going on the main storyline is containing General Zod before he regains consciousness and a fun twist has a resurrection of a former team member. The next issues continue with focussing on the back story of the rest of the members as Waller interviews them. Finally, the best comes la I'm liking the new Rebirth Suicide Squad! Like the first volume, the main story covers the first three issues in the book. This story continues on from the last volume and wraps up that arc. While several things are going on the main storyline is containing General Zod before he regains consciousness and a fun twist has a resurrection of a former team member. The next issues continue with focussing on the back story of the rest of the members as Waller interviews them. Finally, the best comes last as we get the introduction prequel of the "Suicide Squad vs Justice League" crossover which will be published in a trade soon!
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