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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 202

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 and tomorrow, we’ll look at moments from Suicide Squad #36.

To set the scene, Lashina, the head of the Female Furies, has been on the Suicide Squad for a year or so (she lost her memory). Once she regained her memory, she decided to go back to Apokolips to regain her place as the leader of the group – and she brought along (via kidnapping) the most powerful members of the Squad and Big Barda to help her as cannon fodder in her quest to get her position back.

The Squad did not fare exactly well against Darkseid’s minions, as seen her when Kanto takes down Count Vertigo…

Well, at the end of Suicide Squad #35, Lashina has her job back and she’s asked what to do with the Squad, and she says to kill them.

This leads to a great sequence courtesy of the issue’s writers, John Ostrander and Kim Yale, and some nice art from John K. Snyder and Geof Isherwood…

“The” moment for me is Vertigo’s speech, but the “impressed” exchange is great, too.

17 Comments

Which is cooler: Fantasticar or Super-Cycle

Super-Cycles had sex so I gotta go with that

The Crazed Spruce

July 22, 2009 at 1:34 am

The drugstore around the corner from me stopped carrying “Suicide Squad” just before this storyline, so I wound up missing it. I have got to find a good online comic shop and dig up some back issues….

“Mortals have killed gods before.”

Classic! :)

The Crazed Spruce

July 22, 2009 at 1:35 am

I’ve also gotta remember to scroll up before posting quotes….

Tom Fitzpatrick

July 22, 2009 at 2:52 am

I loved this Suicide Squad series. Excellent art and story.

They don’t make ‘em like this anymore. :-(

Bummer.

Count Vertigo killing Kanto with his dying breath made him a badass for the duration of the series. He’s been a stalwart Squad member ever since this moment.

David Hackett

July 22, 2009 at 4:30 am

This was a great arc. I love Dr. Light screaming for his life as the chaos erupts (which is even funnier given his actions in the next issue). The Vertigo part was my favourite, though I also loved Barda finally facing down Granny after all those years, as well as crazy Deadshot and the sad end of the Flo, Vixen, Bronze Tiger triangle. Then of course, since they are on Apokolips, the big guy shows up at the end and he and Waller have words.

Hated seeing Sheeba and Briscoe go down though.

I know a few moments from other issues have been featured and was wondering if nearly all the issues of this first series were good. If I can should I buy the whole series and the Legends mini-series that came before it, or just focus on certain arcs?

I’m not really a fan of the art here. I love that Deadshot somehow managed to go recruit the Forever People, though.

From what I recall, Lashina didn’t really have amnesia. She was just biding her time

I know a few moments from other issues have been featured and was wondering if nearly all the issues of this first series were good. If I can should I buy the whole series and the Legends mini-series that came before it, or just focus on certain arcs?

You should buy everything. Ostrander is the writer for the entire run, so the level of quality is fairly consistent.

Cronin could literally do a year of cool Suicide Squad moments.

to me i would go with vertigo even looking like he is done for sneaking up and taking out the guy. and would also throw in amana telling granny what are we suppose to just die. a battle of wills of two tough ladies in the dcu one would not want to cross if they were real

I always forget how good “Suicide Squad” was until I am confronted with it again.

Interesting story….art IS awful

“Kill them. All of them. Now.

Or Granny will punish.”

What a great line. It’s so perfectly Granny, trying to maintain control even as the odds start to shift against her.

Flo’s death wasn’t that unexpected, but Briscoe and Sheba deserved a better send-off. Briscoe went out like Boba Fett in ROJ.

Thanks, Thok!

The idea of the Forever People being badass even for a minute makes me giggle uncontrollably. And yet it’s still pretty cool.

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