DC Comics & Suicide Squad #8 Spoilers & Review: A Team Divided, But It’s All About Crime Syndicate’s Earth?!

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DC Comics and Suicide Squad #8 Spoilers and Review follows.

A Team Divided, But…

…It’s All About…

…Crime Syndicate’s Earth?!

The book opens with Peacemaker on a parallel mission against the Swamp Thing; a story taking place in that series.

We also learn that Batman villain Talon seems emotionally and mentally broken after the team’s last mission.

That leaves Match – who realizes he is not Superboy – and the rest of team in hell quite literally – with…

…Captain Atom foul Major Force brought in as a big gun.

Somehow, Talon was also greenlit to help the team despite his personal struggles.

Book ends with the Squad Squad completing their mission and even retrieving “dead” Squad member Culebra (the codename translates to “snake” in Spanish I believe).

We learn these missions have all been about Earth 3; protecting it from attacks of a metaphysical nature and the upcoming mission will protect on the physical plane.

The book ends with Peacemaker…

…recruited to Rick Flag’s rival Suicide Squad?!

Here’s a couple of reminders on what Earth 3 was and…

…who Match is.

The Pulse:

Another roller coaster and compelling issue. This series channels the OG SS from the 1980’s in a way previous incarnations have attempted to and found mixed success. In the Infinite Frontier era this book is capitalizing on knowledge of the multiverse which has naturally led to Amanda Waller’s related scheming. The Match subplot remains engaging and heart felt. Serviceable art. 8 out of 10.

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