Review: Suicide Squad, Vol. 1: Kicked in the Teeth by Adam Glass, Ryan Benjamin (Illustrations)

Suicide Squad, Vol. 1: Kicked in the TeethSuicide Squad, Vol. 1: Kicked in the Teeth by Adam Glass

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I want at least one of three things in a comic book.

1. I like to care about the character or characters. Or possibly just care about what’s going to happen to them.
I couldn’t have cared less about what happened to these guys.
Butbutbut…what about Harley? Everyone loves Harley Quinn!
Yeah. No.
I guess it was supposed to tug at my heartstrings when Deadshot was with the little girl, and I’ll admit my Inner Mom went awww for a few seconds.
Then I rolled my eyes and punched her in the face.
The kid thing has been done to death. What’s next? A three-legged dog? A road trip with his senile grandpa?

2. If there’s nobody I’m rooting for, then the plot has to make up for it.
Show me something I haven’t seen before, and I’ll forget all about the lackluster character lineup. Give me a twisty-turney story, and I won’t even notice who’s got the starring role. I promise I’m shallow enough to overlook a lot if I’m having fun.
This wasn’t all that fun.
It was more like getting all dressed up to go out to eat…at McDonald’s.
On one hand, you don’t have to cook tonight. But on the other, you realize that you’re probably going to feel like shit as soon as whatever is in that McMeat hits your stomach.
My point is, I’ve eaten at that ‘restaurant’ before. And, yeah, I’ll probably eat there again. But I already know what the outcome is going to be.
Same thing with Suicide Squad.
Been there. Done that.
On the up side, unlike McDonald’s, reading this won’t give you diarrhea.

3. If you’ve got nothing else, Bring On The Funny!
As I mentioned before, I’m shallow. And a good time with someone you don’t care about, is still a good time.
I can hear some of you out there.
Butbutbut…Harley has a mallet! What about the Mr. J is my puddin’ thing?!
Again. No.
And before you say anything…Deadshot is not Deadpool.
So unless your idea of high comedy is watching Shark King Chomp, Chomp people, I didn’t see anything particularly hysterical about this volume.

In conclusion, this was just not my cuppa.
However, I was surprised at the relatively high ratings it received here on Goodreads, so perhaps it’s just me.

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