The Suicide Squad Spoiler Podcast: The Comic Years Podcast
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The Comic Years Podcast: The Suicide Squad Spoiler Discussion

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BY August 28, 2021

With two bites at the apple, the newest movie about the DC Comics’ group, Taskforce X makes audiences fuller than that first bite. Ok, that metaphor got away from me real quick. But unlike me, James Gunn has a much stronger grasp on mixing metaphors and the abstract, while still making his point known eloquently. The Suicide Squad is a much better depiction of the group of DC Comics villains-turned-anti-heroes, than the 2016 David Ayer version. In this episode of the Comic Years Podcast, we get into all the differences between the two movies, and if they actually work or not. Join our Comic Years team of Keilin Huang, Joshua M. Patton and myself, along with host Meghan Hale on this The Suicide Squad spoiler podcast. 

How Did *Pause* Suicide Squad Compare to Our Expectations for The Suicide Squad?

The Suicide Squad spoiler podcast Harley. Image via HBO Max.

Meghan begins the episode with a stroll through memory lane about how everyone liked Ayer’s version of the Suicide Squad. While I personally enjoyed it, that movie wasn’t the best thing that could’ve happened to the comics Taskforce X. Especially that third act. As Meghan points out, the best part of that movie was the casting of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. This is also what she liked about The Suicide Squad as well. 

Afterwards, the Comic Years Podcast team reviews the new Suicide Squad and what they most liked about the new movie. Joshua M. Patton posits that the main villain of the movie is not really a villain. While Keilin discusses how the movie acts as a statement for how Gunn sees humans interacting with their environment. The layers of The Suicide Squad are almost unending, it seems. 

The Suicide Squad Spoiler Podcast 

The best part about this The Suicide Squad spoiler podcast is how the team goes deep into what this movie is trying to say. Who is the villain exactly? And if no villain, then what is the major conflict that this group of characters have to overcome? It’s these major themes of the movie and its merits that we discuss. While also getting into the moments that made us feel feelings and what we’ll remember from this movie in the future. Not to mention, also talking about how the movie is a constant misdirection of tropes and expectations. 

So check out this The Suicide Squad spoiler podcast and find out just what we all thought about this movie. Make sure to subscribe to the Comic Years Podcast on Apple Podcasts and leave us a rating and review if you want more episodes like this. 

The Suicide Squad is now playing in theatres and on HBO Max.

Featured image via HBO Max. 


Shah Shahid is an entertainment writer, movie critic (so he thinks), host of the Split Screen Podcast (on Apple Podcasts & everywhere else) and filmy father on a mission to educate his girls on decades of film history. Armed with uncontrollable sarcasm and cautious optimism, Shah loves discussing film, television and comic book content until his wife’s eyes glaze over. So save her by engaging him on his own blog at or on Twitter @theshahshahid.

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