- Written by Veggieleezy, Comic Doctor, Katie Hutchison and Brian Burchette on Thursday, September 29 2011 and posted in Reviews
DC Reviewer: Brian Burchette
This is the third incarnation of this book; the first being in 1959 and the second and most legendary team in 1987 by the legendary John Ostrander. This new incarnation stays very true to the first two, including longtime fan favorite Deadshot.
Just like the first two incarnations, this team is also hidden deep within Belle Reeve and on paper is called Task Force X. However, there are some new twists, with the ever popular Harley Quinn now a member with King Shark and hopefully a still alive Savant. What seems like a rescue mission turns into a fight for survival as the team is tortured mercilessly to give up their secret – who do they work for? Only Savant breaks, the others keep their mouths shut right up until the very end. The end, however, is not what it seems as this was all a test. Having passed, the newest members of Amanda Waller's team are assembled for their first real assignment: Wipe out a stadium full of sixty thousand people!
This book has some potential, though the first story seemed cliché, and there could have been a bit more explanation on whom Amanda Waller and the organization actually is (maybe even a quick history lesson). Adam Glass seems to have a feel for these characters, though Harley seems to be more of a sarcastic killer than a real nut job like she has always been written as. Unfortunately there is something about the art that doesn't seem neither appealing nor very inviting.
There's enough here to make me come back for at least a six issue trial, but the art may just keep me from collecting the entire series.
Final Score: 67/100
Final 52apolooza Score: 267 (Average Score: 66.75)
Written or Contributed by: Veggieleezy, Comic Doctor, Katie Hutchison and Brian Burchette
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