The issue opens with the 14 interior pages that DC Comics released over the last few days. Those pages are benign when compared to what follows!
The book also has two more variant covers, as seen above and below, added onto the the 30 variant covers revealed so far for this issue!
DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers and Review follow for Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad #1!
The Suicide Squad is battling a villain Apex that can cause earthquakes. Deadshot takes him in out in short work which is an interesting contrast to the team worrying about what do while Deadshot solves it with one bullet.
However, the earthquakes have caused the occupied building Deadshot was on top of crumble with the people inside. Deadshot comes to peace with mortality in a touching scene while the Suicide Squad struggles with what to do next.
Enter the Justice League.
Superman saves Deadshot and Green Lantern secures the building while the rest of the Justice League save the buildings occupants.
Batman and the League confront the Squad. Batman tells them its over, the Justice League will make sure of that, and that the Squad is being used by Waller. Which is an interesting juxtaposition when compared with this book’s true villain Maxwell Lord whose power is mind control likely over his own six (6) villainous teammates.
Then we get the Justice League assembled page showing they’re serious while…
…Deadshot asks Amanda Waller what to do and, while he knows what it is, he wants to hear her say it. Who wouldn’t want to hear how it sounds from your boss to say…
…take on and take out the Justice League!
Then head over to the Swiss Alps where the villains of this piece.
We get the splash page with six (6) of the seven (7) “villains” (which was released without captions by DC Comics earlier too) being talking to a mysterious benefactor…
…Maxwell Lord former head of Checkmate even in the Rebirth continuity (per the free DC Comics Direct Currents issued recently). However, do these villains want to do that or are they all being controlled by Maxwell Lord’s mind-control powers since he is getting that pesky nose bleed?
We also get our first looks at the covers to Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2 and…
…Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3!
A high octane action-packed start to this mini-series with some interesting drama like the Deadshot family reflection at the book’s opening. Each of the three teams has a clear mission and role here. Solid story, dialogue and visuals with Williamson on story and Fabok on art. And, pretty eventful for a debut issue. Highly recommended. 9 out of 10.
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