I will stay out of the critics/fans Suicide Squad movie squabble mess. Yes, the movie had some misses, like the under-character development of various characters and the overly long 3rd act, but overall I enjoyed director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad as a just a fun summer popcorn action flick. With the hoopla surrounding the Suicide Squad movie, I was intrigued with the Suicide Squad novelization by long-time DC comic book author Marv Wolfman.
The U.S. government appoints Amanda Waller to establish Task Force X part of the A.R.G.U.S. program to use super criminals locked-up in prison for special government missions. Dr. June Moone aka Enchantress finds a way to raise his trap brother Incubus back into the world of the living. Together they have a plan to destroy and rule the world. Waller taps Colonel Rick Flag to be the liaison for this “Suicide Squad” team and assembles Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc, El Diablo and Slipknot to stop the Enchantress and her brother Incubus.
If you had fun watching the Suicide Squad movie then this book will provide the background details without the MTV soundtrack. The book also explores the deeper relationship between Colonel Rick Flag and Dr. June Moone aka Enchantress. And if you’re fan of veteran comic book writer Marv Wolfman and his DC work over the years, this official Suicide Squad novelization will also have you stomach or should I say ingest better over the flashy loud movie moments.
Paperback Title: Suicide Squad – The Official Movie Novelization
Author: Marv Wolfman
Publisher: Titan Books