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Review: Suicide Squad #48
“Rocket To Russia” – Part One
Writer: Rob Williams
Artists: Diogenes Neves & Scott Hanna
Review by Philip Clark After the events of Suicide Squad issue 35, Rick Flag left leading Taskforce X in order to join the government run operation around The Wall. After having had enough with the way Amanda Waller runs her operation, Flag ended up moving to, what he thought, were greener pastures. As is the case with most things Suicide Squad, he wasn’t allowed to be away for long.
A mysterious voice demanded the attendance of a certain team of morally ambiguous misfits, Rick Flag included.
The Beginnings Of A Mystery
There is a lot happening behind the scenes in this issue. A lot of mystery and intrigue, as we’re left with a lot of unanswered questions by the final panel. This is a fantastic first chapter of what looks to be a very promising story. As Williams has done multiple times when writing a Suicide Squad comic, I’m sure that some comments or throwaway appearances will come back as major plot points.
Yet another issue of Suicide Squad and yet another artistic team. There has been some wonderful artwork in Suicide Squad, this issue however, falls back into a type of art that doesn’t really suit the feel of the comic. Diogenes Neves and Scott Hanna do incredible work with the character pieces, their facial expressions are simply beautiful. Their set pieces, however, leave a little something to be desired.
Another brilliant part one of what looks to be set up for a fascinating run that may shake the foundations of Suicide Squad even further, and oh my gosh… what a cliff hanger of ending!
Images Courtesy of DC Entertainment
review was originally published on the Dark Knight News website on November 14th 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…