Suicide Squad : Basilisk Rising Volume 2 Paperback
by Adam Glass
As the surviving Squad members attempt to recover from their disastrous Gotham City mission, we learn a dark secret that has been festering in the team since issue #1: a traitor stalks the Suicide Squad!
The saboteur's mission: Assassinate Amanda Waller, expose the Squad, and leave Task Force X in ruins!
The Basilisk strikes!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, chiefly col. ill
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Publication Date: 26/02/2013
- Category: Superheroes
- ISBN: 9781401238445
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Review by jshillingford
The first Volume of Suicide Squad set the stage and introduced the players. This second volume ups the ante by providing a nemesis for the team, in the form of the Basilisk organization, as well as backstory on some of the main players, such as the handler Amanda Waller. And once again, no one is safe and some unexpected casualties occur.This series continues to deliver the goods with good twists, including double agents, some spectacular action sequences and more of Harley’s crazy banter. I also like how the writers pepper the story with references to the wider DC universe. Some of their missions go through Gotham or Metropolis, and the Squad has to avoid the attention of Batman and Superman in order to succeed. Despite being criminal loners, the villains are starting to become a team. I’m curious to see where that goes and whether sentiment might get in the way at some point.Overall, this serious is darkly funny and gruesomely violent. I’m hooked and can’t wait for more. Highly recommended.
Review by Coach_of_Alva
A young Army intelligence officer, tired of seeing good men die, sells her superiors on the idea of using super-villains as soldiers for certain extreme situations. If they succeed enough times, they are freed, with a little bomb in their head ready to be detonated if they ever talk about their "service." If they fail, well, they are bad people, after all, and their superiors can sleep easily at night. What I liked most about the comic was the same quality that shocked me the most, its ruthlessness. What disappointed me in the end was my realization that, after all, it was just a comic book story, with nothing besides its ruthlessness to elevate it.