New Suicide Squad #2

New Suicide Squad #2

Writer: Sean Ryan Artist: Jeremy Roberts Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
6.5Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Trapped inside Russia with no hope of rescue, the Squad does what they do best: go out with a bang!

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Aug 13, 2014

    The yo-yo effect this book has had to date (great art/lackluster story, great story/lackluster art) leaves me a little worried about what Ill encounter in the next issue, but if youre a fan of the characters particularly Black Manta New Suicide Squad #2 is worth the pick-up. Well just have to wait and see what shakes out in two months time with issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Aug 13, 2014

    Overall, there isn't much substance here -- at least not yet -- but despite that, it's still a lot of fun. If you simply want to see these characters constantly running, narrowly escaping explosions, and humiliating goons, you'll get what you're looking for. It's essentially what you'd expect from a blockbuster movie: non-stop spectacle that isn't very challenging and a ton of fun. Hopefully the creative team is just giving this book and explosive start and has more elaborate plans as the story progresses! This dose of crazy action is fun right now, but eventually, they'll need to focus on the characters and not just how they act in a fight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Aug 14, 2014

    Overall: This issue definitely didn't let me down. I've been crazy busy this week, and this was the first thing I set down to read" It was a wonderfully fun and funny escape. While there wasn't much character depth, the characters themselves were fully represented despite all of the action. This issue built on the momentum of the previous issue, and is really showcasing the potential this book has. If you're not reading this book, give these first two issues a shot before you write it off. They might surprise you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Aug 14, 2014

    This issue definitely delivers another solid installment of one of my former favorite series. I only have one problem with it and that comes at the end of this issue. Spoiler: The issue ends with Deadshot getting shot multiple times by a Russian agent, despite Deadshot having shot him at point blank range. Deadshot can shoot a man between the eyes a thousand yards away, yet he failed to deliver a killshot from three feet away? Ryan could have written Deadshot getting shot in a way that made him seem less" incompetent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 14, 2014

    It must sound like I didn't enjoy this book. The fact of the matter is, that couldn't be further from the truth, because I did rather like this issue. The character dynamics are great to see on the page. Anytime Harley Quinn and Deadshot are together, and written well, is great. The two bounce off of each other perfectly, and are more interesting than ever now that they're the only two “veterans” of the Suicide Squad. Then there's Joker's Daughter, a character who, ever since Ann Nocentiintroduced her about a year ago, has been completely turned around, and Sean Ryan is definitely helping with improving the characters image. Since she's relatively new, she's a bit of a fluid character, and still lacks defining characteristics aside from wearing the Joker's face. Fortunately, Ryan is giving her solid characterization, and seeing her bounce off of the rest of the team is great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 14, 2014

    The New Suicide Squad continues to be an action filled romp.  While there isn't much of a story, Sean Ryan is showing us the Squad under fire and I like them...even Joker's Daughter...a bit.  Tom Derenick's art is average, but this issue is fun enough to recommend you give it a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Colin Catchings Aug 16, 2014

    Pick up this one if you like people getting shot, mercenaries following the money, everything going wrong immediately. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 21, 2014

    All in all, New Suicide Squad #2 is an interesting, but not terribly noteworthy issue featuring the first New 52 appearance of Knyazev (known back in the day as the KGBeast), which may mean something down the line, but delivers a generally okay and inoffensive chunk of story Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 18, 2014

    "New Suicide Squad" #2 is already feeling a little fizzled out; maybe it's the lack of Jeremy Roberts' art in the interiors? (Hopefully he'll be back next issue.) I've enjoyed "Suicide Squad" since the original series' run a whopping quarter century or so ago, and this is a title that I always want to succeed. Hopefully things will pick up next month. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Jeff Marsick Aug 18, 2014

    I miss the days of yore when the Suicide Squad was a compelling team, when I was led by the heart of the story to actually care for these disreputable DCU denizens. It's only two issues in, but already this book needs new leadership, both on the creative side as well as in the actual story. More, though, it needs an editor, someone who sees the Suicide Squad as the rightful - and in several ways, better - DCU response to Marvel’s Thunderbolts or Dark Avengers. Because right now, this title lacks a purpose or a need to exist. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Aug 16, 2014

    Tom Derenick has proven himself to be a solid performer for DC in a pinch, but he boasts a generic super-hero style that just doesn't work with the over-the-top violence of the Suicide Squad. The property calls for an edgier, darker look, and it's not to be found here. It seems pretty clear Derenick was called to pinch-hit for or even replace Jeremy Roberts, who was the artist on the first issue. Bringing in a fill-in penciller on the second issue isn't a good sign, and neither is the use of four different inkers to get the art produced. The only positive things I can say about the visuals for this book are the slick new Rocket Red designs and ample proof that Black Manta's impossible design stands out as being quite cool no matter what context it appears in or what artist renders it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Speeding Bullets Aug 15, 2014

    Overall this was a much better read thanks to some fun team interaction and better dialogue while keeping the action fast paced. That said I have some concerns. One of selling points for me of this book is how it would use Deathstroke as team leader, especially after his own awful book was cancelled. I thought this was an interesting approach to the character and frankly I was looking for some redemption, however with his own new monthly announced and the meeting he takes in this one I feel like he may already have one foot out the door. My other concern is the art , sure it was nice but it took 5 people to get it done according to the credits. I like the concept and want this title to succeed so I hope some consistency can be established sooner rather than later.

  • 5.0
    JBL Reviews Aug 16, 2014

    Utterly forgettable

  • 9.0
    Demarcoa Aug 14, 2014

  • 8.5
    GlenWizard May 11, 2015

  • 8.0
    Stallonelythelonely Nov 2, 2015

  • 7.5
    Redeadhood Aug 19, 2014

  • 7.5
    Sploska Jan 23, 2016

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