Saturday, 22 August 2015

{Guest Review} Pure Insanity (New Suicide Squad #1) by Sean Ryan, Jeremy Roberts

23012550Posted by Brandon
Release Date: July 21st, 2013
Finished Date: August 17th, 2015
Publishers: DC Comics
Genre: Graphic Novel
Source: For Review
Format: eARC
Pages: 192
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US 
 
Setting the world’s most dangerous super-criminals against the most insidious threats to national security: that’s the idea behind the elite black-ops unit officially designated as Task Force X. It’s perfect…on paper.

But the real world rarely goes according to plan. Threats evolve. Teammates turn on each other. Blood and betrayals flow like rivers. And that’s why Task Force X is better known as the Suicide Squad.

Vic Sage aims to change the equation. Replacing Amanda Waller as the puppet-master of Suicide Squad’s motley crew, he’s introducing wild cards like Deathstroke and the Joker’s Daughter to whip the existing team-Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and Black Manta-into shape. But the world’s deadliest assassin and the Clown Princess of Crime have ideas of their own…and no explosive implants to keep them in line.

Can this new Suicide Squad survive-or will it implode before it even begins?

Collects issues #1-8

The Review: In Pure Insanity we are introduced to the ‘New Suicide Squad’ for some near impossible missions.
This edition has the squad gaining a few new members and they head out on two missions. The first is a mission to Russia, where they must gather information on what the Russian military is up to. Mission two sees them in China, where they must destroy a warehouse full of genetically enhanced soldiers with super powers.
I really liked the casting choice of characters for this book, there were a few new introductions that made fun additions to the squad. I like how the characters don’t always get along, it creates some interesting dialogue and shows some great character development to the story (especially Harley Quinn). She would also be my favourite character from this story, her insanity really fits the story and she has some of the funniest moments too plus I was really intrigued by her character developments regarding Joker.
I thought the story was very interesting, I loved their pre mission interactions with each other – it really put a smile on my face and made me laugh. I didn’t really care much for the time spent on the government peoples’ parts of the story - not so much Amanda Waller’s moments because hers are interesting because she runs the squad – but the others bored me and I wanted to see the squad in action because I was really enjoying their parts. When the story does focus on the Suicide Squad, it was awesome! The missions were filled with non stop action and epic fight scenes that I really enjoyed and appreciated and the little twist regarding one of the characters was cool.
I loved all of the artwork, it was great and the action scene drawings really drew me in and I could imagine it all. I especially love the cover art; awesome as hell!! I would and definitely will be reading the sequel, in fact I look forward to it! The series has the potential to be one of the most humorous, fun and epic series that I’ve read.
 
4.5 Stars!
 
Thank you to D.C Comics for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review.

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