Written By: Tim Seeley
Art By: Juan Ferreyra
After being seemingly “killed in action”, the Suicide Squad is far from dead, and enjoying their new found freedom. How, though, did they manage to not get their heads blown off? We’ll find out in this issue.
Tim Seeley’s expert writing combines crazy with funny very well in this book. Seeing Harley Quinn actually accomplishing a task is funny and a bit awkward at times, but it makes for an enjoyable read. Much of the book is exposition (mostly by Harley herself), but thankfully doesn’t detract too much from the overall story. The chemistry between the squad members works, and the characters are likable in their own way. The dialog and the pacing are good, and the story flowed pretty well with some nice twists; especially when getting toward the end of the issue.
Juan Ferreyra did a great job on the art in this issue. I love the style he uses to make the characters have such bold looks, with the line work being very impressive and making the characters look more real. The characters have their own distinct feel, like the addition of stitch-like patches on Harley’s skin. Cheetah also looks downright scary in some panels. The colors look diverse, change depending on the environment, match the characters, and add a lot to the pages. When certain scenes happen in panels, the colors also do an excellent job of capturing them, and the lighting helps with it as well. The only downside would be that there seemed to be inconsistencies in some of the panels. Characters seemed rushed at times, with the bolder lines on them being somewhat obvious.
New Suicide Squad #18 compliments the last issue well, and sets up some interesting things to come for the squad members. Tim Seeley is working his magic on this series and Juan Ferreyra manages to keep pace with him. The story is better than I was expecting, even with the larger amount of exposition going on, and the art and colors mesh together to create a unique style that captures the story. In some scenes, the characters don’t look as good, but that doesn’t detract too much from the book. Overall, I enjoyed this issue and can’t wait to see how the Suicide Squad deals with their current predicament.
4 Harley Quinns out of 5