Peacemaker Tries Hard! is a Black Label mini-series about how everyone seems to think Peacemaker is a worthless POS.
He’s starting to feel that way himself by this point.
Issue: Peacemaker Tries Hard! #3, July 2023
Writer: Kyle Starks
Artist: Steve Pugh
The Plot: Peacemaker hits his lowest point, so it’s only uphill from here.
Commentary: Peacemaker here finally becomes self-aware. The Suicide Squad doesn’t want to hang out at his place because even they think he’s kinda gross. Everyone he invites over for a weekend party declines, and not always politely. He finally found a dog that loved him, a French bulldog with spot that looked like a bowtie, and after naming the dog “Bruce Wayne,” the dog was kidnapped by the Brotherhood of Evil. Peacemaker is blackmailed to do a job for them, and he thinks Monsieur Mallah was becoming his friend, but it was all a lie. And then the Brain decided to keep the dog.
Yes, this is his lowest point, and as this third issue starts, he’s going to drown his sorrows in a bar when the Demolition Team comes by looking for revenge.
This is really the point where Peacemaker starts to turn his life around without really doing anything. After a good cry, he manages to impress a few people, gets sympathy over the kidnapped dog, and even gets the most unlikely ally possible. Will this make Peacemaker a better person? Eh, probably not. Does this make for a better issue of a mini-series I have only found so-so so far? A little, sure. I don’t know if I would recommend this story to others necessarily, but it wasn’t all that bad in the grand scheme of things. It’s also not that great, but I did somewhat enjoy this issue more than the previous two.
I suspect I will not be enjoying the final issue as much, truth be told. But hey, I’ve been wrong before.