A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 71
Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we look at a great moment between Deadshot and Rick Flag in Suicide Squad.
The set-up is this – the former liaison to the Suicide Squad is blackmailing Amanda Waller by conspiring with a politician running for Senate. If she does not do whatever she can to get the politician, Joe Cray, elected, the liaison (Derek Tolliver) and Cray will blow the whistle on the secret nature of the Squad.
Waller was using her under the table method of negotiating by finding out information about Tolliver that would have neutralized his threat. However, Colonel Rick Flag, field leader of the Squad, overheard an argument between Waller and Cray, and felt that he needed to neutralize the pair. Flag was not exactly in the right state of mind at this exact point in time, and you could tell he was seeing this as a sort of blaze of glory finale to his life.
Waller then determines she has to send the Squad after Flag. She says specifically the following…
So that brings us to Washington D.C., where Flag has already murdered Tolliver and has Cray cornered by the Lincoln Memorial…
What an awesome scene. After being gunned down by the cops, Waller visits Deadshot in the hospital, and this moment is so awesome I easily could have been its own separate moment, but I figure there’s so many cool Squad moments that I’ll just put this in here with today’s moment (which I would consider to be Deadshot popping up on Lincoln’s lap, but perhaps him shooting Cray would be “the” moment, as well).
Deadshot is so cool.
Now once again, if you wouldn’t mind, there are so many great Squad scenes, I’m sure I’ll be using a few of them in the future, so if you could, could you just comment on this scene (or the Squad in general) rather than mention other scenes, so we don’t spoil the surprise for the folks who haven’t had the pleasure of reading the Squad! Thanks!