Suicide Squad #15

Suicide Squad #15

Event\Storyline: Death of the Family Writer: Adam Glass Artist: Fernando Dagnino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 12, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
5.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating


  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Dec 16, 2012

    There are two shocking twists with the true return of two characters: Harley Quinn is no longer sane and Deadshot is apparently no longer dead. But the biggest and most impressive aspect of this issue, not to mention the fact that Adam Glass so perfectly meshes two unrelated stories into one cohesive tale, is the twist he drops on us at the end of the book. Not the return from the grave. Not the return to crazy. No, its the fact that when Joker locks up his former lover in a dungeon with a pile of other locked up corpses, he lets her in on a secret. She wasnt the first Harley. And from the looks of it, hes been in a vicious cycle of love and violence for years. And if he gets out of Death of the Family alive, hes going to have a new enemy in Harleen Quinzel. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Dec 30, 2012

    Again, this issue wasnt as exciting as it could have been. Jokers welcome has warn off and he fails to make me chuckle or shudder much in this issue. But Harley stands tall and finally getting out of the Jokers thumb, showing herself more than her shallow exterior seemed to allow (and not in the dirty way). Her strength makes her character have much more depth than she previously showed in Suicide Squad. For fans of Harley Quinn, this is a monumental issue worth a read. For people who think shes become a sex toy of the New 52, this might just improve her image for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 12, 2012

    The few scenes involving the rest of the Suicide Squad are better integrated with Harley's conflict this time. We learn what obsessive lengths Amanda Waller will go to in order to gather intel and a bit more about how the power struggle in the team will shake out in the months to come. The one snippet that stands out as completely random and arbitrary is the final panel. That panel might as well have been cut and pasted from a completely different comic for as awkwardly as it's inserted here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 12, 2012

    It's starting to feel like we're getting too much Joker in all these Death of the Family tie-ins. The idea was for Joker to try to get rid of all Batman's close allies to make him a better Batman. Yet this tie-in issue deals with him trying to mold Harley into what he thinks she should be to be at her full potential. Trying to figure out how and where this story takes place during all the other ones is a little distracting even though we should just focus on this issue. We do get to see some interesting banter between the two and their relationship may have evolved to a different level. Fans of the series will want to witness the other actual Suicide Squad elements sprinkled in the issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - J. Skyler Dec 26, 2012

    However, just as in real life, cycles of abuse are hard to break. While the Joker is (for the time being) intent on marrying Barbara Gordon (see Batgirl #14-16), I highly doubt he and Quinn will be capable of keeping away from each other for long. I'd like to see Quinn revert back to the abused puppy with a bubbling personality we all know and love, but I'm not counting on it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Dec 14, 2012

    This is a decent Death of the Family tie-in but it fails to challenge the status quo in any way. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Dec 12, 2012

    The With the first issue being way too light on the Joker stuff, and this issue just striking out, I have to say this has been the biggest disappointment of the cross over. I feel like hearts were in the right places, just the execution fell flat. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wombat Dec 15, 2012

    The Joker, ultra-insane, inhumanity incarnate, is always evolving. Snyder's writing in the primary Batman title is helping me accept this, as did Morrison's work during his run on the same. However, the changes to Harley Quinn in this book are too random and too difficult for me to endure. Between the unpleasant art, brittle writing and cruel mishandling of a beloved character, this issue falls short on all counts. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Dec 12, 2012

    I…really didn't like this. At all. I think some of the Harley fans out there might like it because it has her asserting herself for a change and becoming independent, but it's a pretty weak tie-in for me. All of these Death of the Family tie-ins feature Joker talking for a really long time while torturing the main character and then he gets beat up but always left to fight another day. How he's moving from place to place and fit it all into his schedule is a real mystery though. Someone could make a funny comic of their own just about the Joker hauling ass from one comic book to the next. Harley doesn Read Full Review

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