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‘Suicide Squad: Black Files #4’ (review)

Written by Mike W. Barr and Jai Nitz
Illustrated by Philippe Briones and Scot Eaton
Published by DC Comics


There is a Katana story in this comic presently that is very worth reading and following. It is well written and is a bit of nice surprise. This story is by Mike W. Barr and he does a great job of telling the story. This is the good part of the book.

The other story by Jai Nitz however is a challenge, and can be skimmed through and forgotten about as quickly as can be.

The beginning of the Katana story has her trying to escape the Kobra base in an alternate dimension.

She has the help of the Suicide Squad here. They are inside this being called the Soultaker.

And honestly, it’s a boatload of fun. Then there is a crazy twist that was out of left field, but one that I enjoyed immensely.

Katana gets trapped in the body of the Lady Eve.

Then, an evil Katana forms and things just get nuts. Katana has to save the Suicide Squad and everyone yet everyone is looking at her as a mortal enemy. Can she save the day? Will anyone believe her long enough to?

Things go surprisingly bad. By the end of this issue, things are actually looking downright hopeless.

Kobra looks like he’s going to win. That’s why I enjoy Barr’s writing so much. He’s not afraid to really mix things up. The art by Briones is fantastic too. I feel like this would make an amazing graphic novel but I’ll take what I can get in this format. It’s a good mix.

To be honest I just flipped through the second part of the book. The story by Jai Nitz didn’t really grab me and the art by Eaton is flat. It has to do with Amanda Waller and a magic bullet. It’s pretty dull.

I’ll just stick with the first story and rate the book as a whole on that.



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