Title: New Suicide Squad Vol 1: Pure Insanity
Author: Sean Ryan, Jeremy Roberts
Publication Date: July 21, 2015
Publisher: DC Comics
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Thank you NetGalley and DC Comics for the copy in exchange for my honest review.
Alright, I’m no expert in graphic novels, but aren’t most stories supposed to have a plot line? Like a beginning, middle, and end. I get that most graphic novel series don’t end after one volume but they still have some sort of story. Suicide Squad: Pure Insanity did not have that. It was like this volume was only the beginning. It was just a set up for what’s to come. There is a lot of conflict and a lot of fighting, but no real plot or solutions. One kind of started to happen near the end, but we’ll just have to wait until volume 2 to find out what happens.
There is not much else I can say about this. With no plot there isn’t really anything to comment on. There is a little bit of character development but not enough to focus on. Everybody is just kind of questioning why they are doing what they are doing, even the government people.
Also, the building is called “Belle Reve” which is French for “good dream”. Not sure what that is supposed to symbolize, if anything at all. I just thought it was kind of weird. I feel like they could have come up with something a little more clever.
I would not recommend this unless you just want to look at pictures of people fighting.