Aquaman/Suicide Squad: Sink Atlantis! by Rob Williams, Dan Abnett, José Luis and Joe Bennett (graphic novel review).

Well, at least I now know why Suicide Squad # 45-46 was segregated. It’s part of a five-parter with Aquaman # 38-40.

Atlantis has risen from the ocean depths and the USA is getting agitated that it in or near their coastal waters. From the start I have confused thoughts on this. Whether its below or above the ocean, it’s still pretty close to America so any diplomatic problems should be long past.

The newly crowned Queen Mera is the wife of Aquaman who is affiliated to the Justice League must serve in good stead. Admiral Meddinghouse coerces Amanda Waller to send in a Suicide Squad in to blow up Atlantis. She sizes down the regular team and adds Satanis and Master Jailer to Deadshot, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc.

The regulars aren’t happy when they discover Santanis has been given a tactical nuke because it will mean killing women and children. So there are battles inside and outside the team as Aquaman draws in a team of Atlantis’ own villain set to go into battle. Anything beyond that is spoiler.

Overall, the story works out. I’m not a great fan of Aquaman as he’s much too bland and a mostly land-based team against an underwater group is too much like chalk and cheese. However, if you want to be completest with your ‘Suicide Squad’ graphic novels, then you have to have this one as well.

GF Willmetts

June 2021

(pub: DC Comics, 2018. 128 page graphic novel softcover. Price: I pulled my copy for less than £ 9.00 (UK). ISBN: 978-1-4012-9072-6)

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