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Review: Suicide Squad #45 - "Sink Atlantis" Part One
“Sink Atlantis” - Part One
Writers: Rob Williams & Dan Abnett
Artists: Jose Luis, Jordi Tarragona and Vicente Cifuentes
Review by Philip Clark
The team is still trying to recover after the events of the last two story arcs. Losing Enchantress means the team is down one of their heaviest hitters so no longer have magical offence, and Deadshot is still hurt after saving his daughter from Kobra. This is an excellent time for Rob Williams to freshen up the squad’s roster, like he did when he introduced Captain Cold in the last run. I’ve said for a little while now that Suicide Squad could benefit from somewhat of a rotating roster. They don’t feel expendable if it’s the same characters week in, week out.
It seems that Williams will be rotating the roster some more, bringing in at least two new characters for this upcoming run. This issue, and the ones coming after it, appear to have watery connections. That’s right folks, you’re gonna want to keep an eye on events in future Aquaman comics too.
The artwork in this issue is probably one of the strongest I’ve seen in a Suicide Squad comic for a long time. I only hope that they keep the creative team on board with this run. This comic is going from strength to strength, I would seriously recommend picking it up this week.
As per usual, Williams does a fantastic job at laying out the groundwork in this issue. Setting up the conflict for the next few issues, leaving the comic on a cliff hanger that has me salivating for the next issue! The character dynamics have shifted ever so slightly too, which is to be expected after recent events.
Article by Adam Ray A new month. As I write and rewrite, the world outside my window looks like it can produce lots of snow mana; but nothing will keep me from reporting on Pauper staples, powerful mana rocks, zero mana counters, Elves, and Centaurs. Adding to the already bursting hordelings, I feel that Goblins will be well represented in this format for Red decks. Find ways to buff this spiky boy, and you'll be off to the races. Welcome Temur's most powerful commander, and the preview card for Jimmy and Josh. Animar returns representing the original Commander preconstructed decks. With Kaalia reprinted in the Commander's Anthology, many were hoping for more of the original Commanders to come back with a vengeance; and here's the elemental with creature electromancy, looking to shine on Commander tables in foil once again. A one mana 2/2 that doesn't untap unless you cast a green spell feels well costed, right? Nettle Sentinel is a mainstay in Pauper Elves, Pauper Sto…
It's very rare that the worlds of geeks and music collide in a powerful way, but Professor Elemental has made that happen.
'School of Whimsy' sees Brighton's finest export solidify his career with his strongest album to date. Over a ten year journey Paul Alborough has helped create the phenomenon of Chap-Hop, a mix of hip hop and a tongue-in-cheek take on English gentry.
The character of Professor Elemental has allowed Paul to push the boundaries of his music, as well as allowing him to show the world his love of anything nerdy. His songs are littered with references to superheroes and comics, and have a huge underlying message of positivity.
Luckily, Fantastic Universes' resident music ninja Scott Hamilton managed to chat not only with Paul, but also with the crazy genius that is Professor Elemental. Here's part one where we talk to Paul about his musical career, his love of comics and what we can expect from the Professor in the future…
I make it no secret, readers, that I love two games more than the air I breathe. Dungeons and Dragons, and Magic: the Gathering. Despite being made by the same publishing company, Wizards of the Coast, they've made almost no crossed streams.
The talk of Wizards wanting to publish a new setting for their supplemental campaigns left many wondering where we can go. This is no mere Plane Shift - like those of Zendikar or Kaladesh, leaving us with races and statistics, and prompts on where to go. This is a full, world guide. And it's RAVNICA!
Next to nothing is known about this supplement. It appeared on Brazilian Amazon then later on an American version of the site. The product description features very accurate portrait of the Acumenopolis in the heart of every Magic player. All we can do is speculate.
As an avid player of both games, I have exceedingly high expectations for this supplement. It needs to deliver new races seen on Ravnica. Goblins of…