Ales Kot's brief Suicide Squad run was strong enough that it was a major disappointment to see him depart after four measly issues. But the good news is that the series appears to be in strong hands still. Why is this relevant to a Justice League of America review? Because this Villains Month special features Deadshot and acts as a lead-in to writer Matt Kindt's Forever Evil tie-in arc of Suicide Squad.
Kindt clearly has Deadshot's character down well enough. This issue is a little more flashback heavy than some, which is important as Kindt explores a fundamentally different sort of origin for Floyd Lawton. This new take downplays Floyd's inherent darkness somewhat, casting him instead as a man struck by the random senselessness of life. His great motivator is a mixture of survivor's guilt and a desire for meaning and purpose. The end result isn't necessarily superior to the previously established origin, but it is more befitting of the morally conflicted Deadshot of the New 52. And Kindt tackles the story with enough earnestness that it's hard to begrudge him the changes made.
Artistically, this issue is divvied up between Sami Basri and Keith Champagne in the present-day sequences and Carmen Carnero and Bit in the past. While it's nice to see Basri back in the New 52, this issue hardly meets the standard set on Voodoo. Both halves of the story have a somewhat rushed, empty quality to them, which isn't really surprising since none of these artists were originally scheduled for this issue.
Source : ign[dot]com