Suicide Squad : Kicked in the Teeth Volume 1 Paperback
by Adam Glass
A New York Times Bestseller!As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics--The New 52 event of September 2011, writer and co-creator of the CW show Supernatural Adam Glass rolls out an all-new team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous-they're sheer suicide! The story begins with the Suicide Squad defeated, imprisoned and being interrogated about their newest mission. Harley Quinn, King Shark, Deadshot and company must make it out alive without revealing who's pulling the strings behind their illegal operations. Who will be the first to crack under the pressure? More importantly will they make it all out alive?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Publication Date: 04/07/2012
- Category: Superheroes
- ISBN: 9781401235444
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Review by jshillingford
I love Harley Quinn; she was the best thing to come out of the Batman Animated Series. Something DC was smart enough to pick up on as they brought her into the comic world. As part of The New 52 reinvention, Harley returns in the Suicide Squad – supervillains coerced into working for the government with a promise of time off their sentences, and nanobombs in their necks. This is not your Golden Age comic and is definitely not for kids. This crazy premise is given FULL measure.I expected the book to be edgy, but it is also gory, brutal and twisted as befitting these characters and their missions. The first mission involves a stadium of civilians infected with some kind of cyber zombie virus. The Squad is tasked with cleaning up the situation by killing everyone in the stadium! This is the sort of mission that no superhero would be willing to undertake. This book is overflowing with violence, but also has a heightened level of unpredictability. Characters die while the plot twists and turns without warning. It’s like a thrill ride.During the first mission, Harley learns that the Joker is dead. He was skinned alive. Normally, she’s “cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs,” as one character describes, but with this information she takes her insanity in a new direction. Along the way, readers get to see how she met and fell in love with her puddin’.Overall, I really enjoyed this first volume of the series. The stories are exciting and don’t hold back. And though this is a team series, Harley is most certainly the star. And I like it that way. Highly recommended.
Review by ElizaJane
I have been pretty eager to read this one since way back when I first started the New 52 as the SS or Amanda Waller would pop up here and there in the other series I was reading and I didn't have a clue who she/they were. I absolutely loved this!! It was really creepy and with a team of bad guys has stuff going on that you just don't normally find in a superteam book. I must say I am fond of team-ups but since I didn't really know any of these guys except for Harley Quinn as she's appeared in the Batman books I've read to date I wasn't sure how they'd go over with me. It was a bit tough getting used to who was who at first but characters started to stand out and by the end of the book major players are certainly prominent in my mind now. What's pretty cool, but disconcerting also, is that being villains under threat of death for not complying you never know when a team member is going to end up dead and that really changes the dynamics of a read compared to you're usual superhero team when you know everybody is going to be okay unless word gets out somebody "major" is going to die! These guys are viscous though and I have a like/hate feeling for them. The King Shark/Yo-Yo thing really creeped me out!! Harley certainly comes out on top as the main character here and I'm so thrilled to get her complete backstory presented here with her romance with Joker and change into Harley. Also glad to have the extra bits of the Joker's face story added to that whole arc, which I've read, but these little details were missing. Now to find out just exactly how Joker gets his face back, what is up with this Basilisk group and who will comprise the Suicide Squad on the next mission. I purchased the ebook of this when the $1.99 sale was on but I'm fully prepared to continue to buy this series. I think I could possibly like it along the lines of JLD. I guess I like the dark themes and plots!