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Review: Suicide Squad #41
“Constriction” - Part One
Writer: Rob Williams
Artists: Eduardo Pansica & Julio Ferreira
Review by Philip Clark With the events of “Shock and Awe” coming to its thrilling conclusion in the last issue, a brand new story arc starts in this one… and it’s already gripped me! Rob Williams has done an excellent job in laying the foundations of what looks to be yet another thrilling story.
With Killer Croc still broken from what happened to his beloved Enchantress in issue #39. Waller finds herself with two of her heaviest hitters out of contention, and having to recruit outside forces. Speaking of which, Belle Reve finds itself under attack this issue. The intruder easily navigates their way through Waller’s security system, as well as disabling the guards with ease.
Who is it? (as if you haven’t seen those covers) and what is it that they’re after? Find out in Suicide Squad #41.
This is an excellent first part to a new story arc, it sets everything up so perfectly. The artwork of Eduardo Pansica and Julio Ferreira compliment this issue spectacularly. Everything flows beautifully across the page, building up speed as the comic continues. I honestly can’t say enough good things about this instalment, and only hope that things continue down the same path.
Suicide Squad has gone from strength to strength over the last few issues and Williams has produced yet another stellar comic. We see the return of Amanda Waller at her best; the cold-hearted woman we all know and love to hate, proving herself to, yet again, be unwavering in her convictions that, no matter what, Taskforce X are the worst of the worst and should be treated as such. Tensions are rising in the Squad’s ranks and decisions are made in this issue that will certainly continue to have impact on the team further down the road.
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(This review was originally published on the Dark Knight News website on May 9th 2018)
FINALLY! Well readers, Spoiler season has begun. Wizards teased us so heavily on the 19th with Vona's Hunger, but now we've finally seen the first of what Rivals of Ixalan has to offer. River Darter is, I think, intended for Draft, along the same lineage as Audacious Infiltrator. Thrashing Brontodon is also very good in Limited, being able to pop Pious Interdictions or Ixalan's Bindings, but may even see sideboard play in Dinosaur decks in Constructed to remove Cast Out, God Pharaoh's Gift or Gearhulks.
Rob Lane provides the bottom end in Ryan Hamilton and the Traitors. Onstage he’s a blur of hair,
throwing shapes with his trusty bass like a full on rock star. Away from the
band, he heads up his own project Straight
To Video, a mix of rock/punk music which draws influence from eighties
culture in general, as well as creating some cool merchandise to go along with
the music. Rob was cool enough to chat to us recently about
music, the eighties and being a geek.
Scott Hamilton: Would
you like to tell us a bit about yourself Rob? Rob Lane: Hey
Scott.... Thanks so much for reaching out! So, I guess I start with introducing
myself.... my name's Rob Lane... a bass player from the East Midlands /
Nottingham / Derby area. I've been actively playing with various bands for the
best part of 20 years. For over ten years I was the bassist for Nottingham
Power Pop Rockers TEENAGE CASKET COMPANY...
we had a pretty good run from 2003 through to November of last year, …
The wind has not left our sails as we continue on with Rivals of Ixalan Spoilers. A cycle of tutors, a flying pirate with a shrink ray, and Jace overcoming his amnesia are on order for today, let's have a look. Well then. If I remember right, the premier Aggro deck of the format played a one mana 2/1 before rotation just because it was a one mana 2/1. Colour shift it, and give it the potential for flying (which isn't hard for the Vampire deck to do) and this thing is going to see play as the other one drop (other than Legion's Landing) for the Vampire deck. Even the flavour text is a joke towards how pushed it seems! Another key piece shown today might be all the pieces Vampires needs. Having something on the same spot on the curve and mana cost Cast Out or Ixalan's Binding but adds to the tribal synergy overall is very needed in a tribal deck. The second line, isn't strictly needed (it's safer to keep this guy out of the red zone) but giving i…