Sometimes comic book crossovers give us the combination of two worlds containing some of the most iconic heroes of all time. Sometimes they give us Archie vs. Predator. This time DC and Hanna-Barbera join forces to create the dream team of the Suicide Squad and Banana Splits. Did I say “dream?” I meant “drug-induced hallucination.” I always get those confused.
“SUICIDE SPLITS”! Mistaken for metahumans, thrown in the bowels of Belle Reve, the animal rock band Banana Splits are recruited by Amanda Waller for a secret mission: to save the Suicide Squad! What follows is the weirdest team-up you never thought you’d see! How can Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky stand up to Harley, Deadshot, Katana and Croc?
To quote Calculon, my favorite robot soap opera star, “I’m unfamiliar with the type of thing I’m seeing.” I’m not saying writer Tony Bedard is on acid, but Tony Bedard may be on acid. While most of the personalities working together are a bit of a stretch, two of the characters do a decent job of bridging the gap. One is Harley Quinn who is both crazy and ridiculous enough to be the type of person to get joy out of the mere existence of the Banana Splits, and the other is Snorky, who is such an unstoppable force that he’d probably make a good permanent addition to the Suicide Squad.
In the unrelated bonus comic, Snagglepuss drops a truth bomb so depressing yet inspirational, about creating art, it makes my head hurt. I just wanted to have a good time, I wasn’t looking to have an existential crisis.