Writer Sean Ryan (Nova) and artist Philippe Briones (Captain America Corps) set villain against villain in an epic battle for the greater good in NEW SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 2: MONSTERS!
A splinter sect has broken off from the legendary League of Assassins. Like their predecessors, this new League is made up of some of the deadliest killers on the planet. But unlike Ra’s al Ghul’s followers, these renegade assassins have no plans to remain hidden in the shadows.
With countless innocent lives at stake, there’s only one team ready to handle this new terrorist threat:
Deadshot. Black Manta. Captain Boomerang. Harley Quinn. Reverse Flash. Parasite.
It’s up to Amanda Waller’s Task Force X to destroy this terrorist organization from the inside, and that means going deep undercover. They’re being sent far behind enemy lines to face a foe like nothing they’ve ever encountered. And if they don’t all make it back? That’s why they’re called the Suicide Squad.
Collects issues #9-12, Annual #1 and DC SNEAK PEEK: NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1.
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Sean Ryan is a former DC Comics editor whose writing credits include the hit one-shot FLASHPOINT: GRODD OF WAR, starring The Flash, as well as stories of Superman and Batman.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
“New Suicide Squad Volume 2: Monsters” satisfies many of my personal preferences when reading graphic novels. The book is largely self-contained; while it is not original material, the story it tells in reprint stands alone with an introduction, conflict, crisis, and resolution. It explores personal / social issues – in this case, dealing with terrorism as a cult, what attracts followers to these organizations and the people who run them, and how they can be dealt with (both within and outside of the law). The art is nice to look at on its own AND it helps propel a story which is augmented via word balloons and captions. The protagonists of Suicide Squad are not honorable people – they are villains given a chance at freedom or reduction of sentence in return for going out on dangerous missions. These missions may result in their injury or death; if discovered, these missions will not be acknowledged by the government that conceived and organized them. Even the characters who are not active members of the team are not heroic in the traditional sense of the word – each has character traits that would be considered socially undesirable by the majority of people. “New Suicide Squad Volume 2: Monsters” is probably my favorite overall graphic novel since the Squad was first organized by writer John Ostrander in the 1980s. I hope that future publications continue this trend, providing both entertainment and food for thought. RATING: 4 ½ stars, rounded up to 5 stars where ½ stars are not allowed.