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Review: Suicide Squad #46 - “Sink Atlantis” Part Three
“Sink Atlantis” - Part Three
Writers: Rob Williams and Dan Abnett
Artists: Jose Luis and Jordi Tarragona
Review by Philip Clark Things are really heating up in Atlantis. After the reveal at the end of Suicide Squad #45, the team were left morally divided. What? The Suicide Squad, morally divided? I know, I was just as shocked as you are… but it’s true. You can read all about it in Aquaman #39.
This is the third instalment in the story arc and the second in the Suicide Squad title. We are really into the meat of the story now, and it’s been impressive so far. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every panel, in both titles. Rob Williams and Dan Abnett have done a fantastic job at crafting a story that gives all of its characters a chance in the limelight.
New Squad, New Rules
Williams is doing something fabulous with Suicide Squad, and that’s bringing in new characters. Not only that, but he’s also developing the characters that already exist within the series. It’s a dark day when Deadshot and Harley are the voices of reason!
Killer Croc’s lost everything, causing him to revert to his more ferocious nature. Deadshot has a new found respect for life, especially the lives of children. On the opposite side of the moral spectrum Lord Satanis fancies himself the new leader of the Suicide Squad and is willing to take out Waller in the process. Even Harley has grown a conscience, unwilling to carry out the horrific mission the Squad were sent to carry out.
Another excellent issue from Rob Williams. I love the new direction that the comic appears to be going in. The artwork in this issue is great as well. I love what Luis and Tarragona have done with the character designs of the new team members.
I’m looking forward to the conclusion of this story in Aquaman #40.
Images Courtesy of DC Entertainment
review was originally published on the Dark Knight News website on September 12th 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…