Suicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo and Boomerang #1 is a multi-story issue that proves to be highly entertaining.

Focusing on El Diablo for the majority of the issue, we see a whole host of new characters. It turns out that Waller has plans for a whole new task force, and wants El Diablo to lead. It’s interesting, because he’s clearly a conflicted character. Burning down a church for example, clearly plays upon his conscience and he can’t seem to take much more. He wasn’t included enough throughout the Suicide Squad movie in our opinion, and this is the perfect way of following that up. We get to see more of him and who he is.

It’s almost like a character analysis throughout the issue. We get to find out a little more of what he thinks about the entire situation that he’s found himself in. But it’s also intriguing to see him outside of the Squad, at home in a situation that he’s comfortable with. For it only to turn into a war zone, he may have everyone convinced that he’s a gang member. But when you get right down to it, he’s a soldier. A reluctant one, but a soldier nonetheless.

Boomerang’s element of the bumper issue is fantastic. Every time we read his dialogue, it’s automatically funny. It’s the way that the writers have perfectly captured his mannerisms and the way he acts that really makes this portion of the issue brilliant. Even if it’s hard not to hear Jai Courtney’s voice when reading it. It’s a crazy, weird and genuinely funny story. Add crazy metahumans into the mix and you’ve got one hell of a story. And it’s one that only Captain Boomerang could inhabit. We love it.

If you’re looking for something a little bit left field, and a bit odd – give Suicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo and Boomerang #1 a try. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

8.5 Weirdly great
  • Diablo's story 9
  • Boomerang's story 8.5
  • Just a weird issue 8
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