Review: Suicide Squad, Vol. 4: Discipline and Punish by Ales Kot, Patrick Zircher (Illustrations)

Suicide Squad, Vol. 4: Discipline and PunishSuicide Squad, Vol. 4: Discipline and Punish by Ales Kot

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 stars

Fanfuckingtastic!

This is by far the best volume of Suicide Squad that I’ve read.
I loathed volume 1, was only slightly more impressed with volume 2, and grudgingly gave volume 3 a less than enthusiastic passing grade.
In fact, I almost let this one go back to the library unread.
But…Shiny new cover! Must Read!

Discipline and Punish is the volume that finally highlights Harley Quinn in the right way, because she shines like a whacked-out glow stick. And let’s face it, when she’s on top of her game, nobody in the DCU is more fascinating to watch go BOOM!

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There’s even a bonus issue, Detective Comics #23.2: Harley Quinn, that showcases her origins in a newish and interesting light. Harley as a kid? Who doesn’t want to see that?!

Speaking of origins, you get Deadshot’s in Justice League of America (2013- ) Featuring Deadshot #7.1. I’m not a Deadshot fan, but I loved it anyway. This one was surprisingly well done, in my opinion.

But.
The real star of this show came out of left field, and knocked me on my ass.
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Raise your hand if you recognize the scariest fucker in DC.
That’s right. He’s the only psycho I’d lay money on to walk into a room with the Joker, and walk back out wearing him as a coat.

James Gordon 
is an official member of the Suicide Squad now. Waller, who is never one to worry about pesky things like ethics or morals, is now using him as consultant for all her psychological warfare needs.
But that’s not even the best part….However, in the interest of keeping things spoiler free for the crybabies, you’ll have to check out my review on Goodreads to see it.

The other notable addition to the team is Wonder Woman’s old nemesis, Cheetah. Her introduction in Justice League was seriously lacking, but when she shows up in this title, it’s a whole different ballgame. She doesn’t really play a big role in this volume, but the few panels she appears in?
She makes quite the impression.
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Yes. Seriously.

This had everything I look for in a book. It was laugh-out-loud funny, it had a few unexpected twists, and it even made me really feel things for the characters.
Even if you’r not a fan of Suicide Squad, I think this one is worth checking out.
Highly Recommended!

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