Convergence: Suicide Squad #1

Convergence: Suicide Squad #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Tom Mandrake Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 3
7.0Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! When Kingdom Come's floating fortress of New Oa threatens Metropolis, it's up to Amanda Waller to assemble a team of Metropolis's deadliest villains to stop it.

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Apr 16, 2015

    I really found this issue to be an interesting take on the Suicide Squad having them go against on of the most powerful heroes of Kingdom Come and make a siege on his fortress to take him down. With the new additions to the team it should be fun seeing them work or dont work together. The dialogue works well and gives us a reason to wonder why some of the others are back with Waller and what they were doing while the dome was active. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Apr 15, 2015

    My biggest regret? This adventure is now half over. I have a feeling that by the time May is over, Ill be feeling that way about quite a handful of these Convergence mini-series. And maybe thats the greatest meter of success DC has. Leaving us wanting more always more of something great is a whole lot better than asking, Isnt this over yet? With the film well on its way to becoming a reality, now is definitely the time to bring us more Suicide Squad like this, please. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 15, 2015

    By nature, these first issues are going to be setup heavy, but Frank Tieri uses this one to set up so much.  An awesome team, a formidable foe and two intriguing cliffhangers.  If you are a fan of the old Suicide Squad, the New Suicide Squad or anything in-between, I recommend you pick this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Apr 16, 2015

    Tom Mandrake's grimy pencils complement Tieri's dark story, inking his own work with a thick and shadowy line to reflect the less-than-perfect nature of the team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Benjamin Fincham-de Groot Apr 17, 2015

    This issue of Suicide Squad had all the mystery and depth you could hope for in a Suicide Squad title, and its a step up from the recent run. I highly recommend this issue, and I cant wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Apr 16, 2015

    Despite being better than nearly anything from the most recent Suicide Squad titles, Convergence: Suicide Squad is far from perfect. Ultimately, the pros greatly outweigh the cons, making this issue a must-read for any fan of Amanda Waller and her team of degenerates! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Apr 16, 2015

    Final ThoughtsThis was a very fun read. I felt like I was reading a book from the late 80's/early 90's. Frank Tieri's story was well executed. There was some mystery built in this issue with a helluva climax at the end. The art by Tom Mandrake and colors by Sian Mandrake really compliment the story being told. Together they created a fun tie-in to the Convergence story. I feel that this tie-in did a good job of mixing in the Convergence series along with a self contained story. Overall this comic book was well done and worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 17, 2015

    It's easy to see why "Suicide Squad" was chosen for "Convergence." Not only is there a film coming out, but it's a concept that's well-beloved, especially for people starving for the original Squad that they loved to read about. Overall, so far, so good. A lot will depend on what happens next month with the conclusion but, at the moment, I'm pleasantly pleased with "Convergence: Suicide Squad" #1. It's a nice trip down memory lane. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Apr 20, 2015

    Heavy-handed art style drags down a good entry in the Convergence crossover. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Infinite Comix - Tim Stacey Apr 15, 2015

    Overall this book is hurt by its duties as the first issue in an event miniseries. Too much of its time is taken explaining itself to possible new readers brought on by the hype, and as such it makes for a boring, if necessary read. If the second issue can hit the ground running it may still make for an exciting miniseries, especially if the betrayal portion of the story is economically developed in the pages available to it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Apr 17, 2015

    The art has an interesting color palette and bold lines and shadows but there is something wrong with the perspective in some of the panels. Also, I was having trouble keeping track of the action and who was who in some of the parts of the story. When I have to look closely at the art for subtle clues as to what the heck is happening in the plot it detracts from my enjoyment of the story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Apr 16, 2015

    Some pleasant surprises have emerged from "Convergence" in its first two weeks, but this is not one of them. The elevator pitch behind this story is a slam dunk that's rendered completely inert by excessive exposition and uneven art. It's readable, but not much more. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    IGN - Tres Dean Apr 16, 2015

    It'd be a disservice to say that there's not much this comic does right, because the fact of the matter is that there's not much it does, period. It's all setup and no story. Read Full Review

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