This Week in Comics: General Zod joins the Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad is hands-down one of the most fun books that DC is publishing right now. And Suicide Squad #17 might be the most fun book published this week. Tony Daniel’s artwork is popping, especially on Zod, and the sight of him maniacally diving into battle, spewing arrogant banter the whole time, makes my heart sing. If you haven’t read it, go do it now.

All-Star was great this week, too. So was Red Hood. The rest ranged from downright awful to just okay, at least in our considered opinions. Do you agree? Disagree? What rose to the top of your stack this week? Let us know in the comments.

All-Star Batman #10

Art by Rafael Albuquerque

A grand, swashbuckling adventure with a strong emotional core, you couldn’t ask for a better beginning to a new arc.

– Jay (read the full review)

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #10

Art by Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbairn

Crap story? Check. Bad dialogue? Check. Convenient plots? Check. Whiskey to try and forget the past twenty minutes? Check.

– Josh (read the full review)

Batman/TMNT Adventures #6

Art by Jon Sommariva

Let’s go for one final ride, dudes and dudettes.

– Jay (read the full review)

Break from the Bat #15: Archie, Vol. 2

Art by Veronica Fish

The drama comes naturally, not forced, so that you never question the authenticity of a character—even one like Ronnie whose personality operates outside of the real world.

– Brian (read the full review)

Detective Comics #956

Art by Rafael Albuquerque

Ultimately, this story is nothing more than a prelude and disappointingly incomplete in and of itself.

– Brandon (read the full review)

Gotham Academy: Second Semester #9

Art by Karl Kerschl

We are only one chapter in and we already have revenge, death traps, and a secret society.  This is my kind of story!

– Brandon (read the full review)

Injustice: Ground Zero #11

Art by Mike S. Miller and Mohan Sivakami

There’s a lot of narrative in this book, and a lot of nonsense, but the art is great and there are a few genuinely fun moments.

– Elena (read the full review)

Justice League of America #6

Art by Doug Mahnke and Wil Quintana

Justice League of America continues to spiral into oblivion, and all I can think about is how much I despise writing reviews every other week, and this title is 50% of the reason I feel that way.

– Josh (read the full review)

Red Hood and the Outlaws #10

Art by Nicola Scott and Romulo Fajardo, Jr.

Another outstanding outing with the heroes none of us knew we wanted, Red Hood and the Outlaws #10 further develops the surprise hit team of the year.

– Brian (read the full review)

Suicide Squad #17

Art by Tony S. Daniel and Sandu Florea

Hey Warner Bros., if you need a script for Suicide Squad 2, look no further. Rob Williams has already done that for you. You’re welcome!

– Josh (read the full review)

Supergirl #9

Art by Brian Ching, James Harren, and Michael Atiyeh

There’s nothing wrong with a fun book that isn’t grappling with deep dark truths or pushing at the edges stakes-wise, but if it’s going to be on the fluffier end of the spectrum, I expect more visually to help bolster the simple plot.

– Elena (read the full review)

Titans #11

Art by Mike McKone and Alex Sinclair

The debut of “The Lazarus Contract” is a hard one to judge because there’s so much set-up for the coming issues.

– Josh (read the full review)