Suicide Squad (2016-) #33

Title: Suicide Squad (2016-) #33
Publisher: DC
Writer: Si Spurrier
Pencils: Fernando Pasarrn
Inks: Oclair Albert
Colorist: Blond
Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Publication Date: January 10th, 2018

Publisher’s Summary: “THE CHOSEN JUAN” part one! When an apocalyptic new threat threatens the safety of Earth, the Suicide Squad is called into action—and they bring in a new member! But who is the mysterious Juan? And what are his powers? Is there more to him than meets the eye?

Review:

Who the hell is Juan Soria? Soria is character that despite not being all that special or interesting is the focal point of Suicide Squad (2016-) #33. Typically, focusing in on a new and relatively uninteresting character would mean that a book is destined for failure, but thanks to Soria’s frankness and Si Spurrier’s writing, it works. Juan Soria is, essentially, a throwaway character who knows that he doesn’t belong in the story, and thus, in knowing this and in speaking directly to readers Soria becomes far more interesting of a character than first thought. The fact that he is uninteresting and knows it is, well, interesting.

Si Spurrier’s script is interesting more so than exciting and while I think some more emphasis should have been placed on progressing the story, rather than further developing a new character, Suicide Squad (2016-) #33 was a pleasant read. I smiled several times throughout my reading thanks to Juan Soria and his predicament, and thus, after having not read a Suicide Squad comic in some time, I think that this book gives me good reason to get back into reading the series.

Clearly our new friend is going to play a larger part in this story than it appears; I’m looking forward to seeing what that part is.

The Bottom Line:

Who the hell is Juan Soria? It’s been some time since I picked up a Suicide Squad comic book and I’m glad that this is the one that I decided to read. Suicide Squad (2016-) #33 is entertaining and light and everything that one looks for in a Suicide Squad comic; it’s well-written and well-illustrated and overall makes for an enjoyable read.

REVIEW OVERVIEW
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