Suicide Squad #9

Suicide Squad #9

Event\Storyline: Justice League vs. Suicide Squad Writer: Rob Williams, Simon Spurrier Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 19
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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A "JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD" tie-in! Finally, discover the true history behind [REDACTED BY ORDER OF TASK FORCE X DIRECTOR AMANDA WALLER].
RATED T+

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 11, 2017

    This was a better than average tie-in and one that does a great job of showcasing why Waller is one of the most dangerous figures in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 11, 2017

    Suicide Squad #9 features an international battle with high stakes and a clever twist that focuses in on Waller's ability to plan. If you're up for a done in one story with a Suicide Squad lineup that's not conventional, this is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Jan 11, 2017

    Without a question Suicide Squad #9 is an exciting issue that you will not want to miss. Although it acts as a tie in to the current crossover, the issue very much stands on its own. Most of the characters are fleshed out and given a chance to stand on their own, more so than even in pages of Justice League vs. Suicide Squad, and the reason for Squad Zeros’ unrelenting rage towards Waller is finally revealed. The art by Riley Rossmo, although much different than Jim Lee’s who had been lead on most of Rob Williams run, is nothing short of spectacular. Entertaining from beginning to end, this is certainly an issue you will want to pick up today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 15, 2017

    The only caveat I have about this issue is the art, which just doesnt feel quite on par with either the normal run of the book, or the current miniseries. But its not bad, not at all. Just a bit of a step down. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 11, 2017

    By the end of Suicide Squad #9 you do struggle finding reason to side with Waller knowing this harsh truth. Maybe this is why she concocted this risky plan to somehow ask the Justice League for help, but you certainly want to see what happens when she faces something she failed to cover up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jan 11, 2017

    This story is part of the Justice League vs. Suicide Squadarc, but clearly is not about that, not really. Still, it is clever. It is fun. It has Lobo (that is always good) and it has Waller at her creepy beginnings. All-in-all it is pretty solid. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Eric Joseph Jan 11, 2017

    Violent, intriguing, and highly accessible, those who love bad guys are well advised to pick up a copy of Suicide Squad #9. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Jan 13, 2017

    I haven't heard who the new series artist will be, so if you know, let me know in the comments. I'm anxious to see what the tone of the book is going to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Jan 18, 2017

    The art is solid, the book moves at a rapid pace, and the finale gives the reader insight into why this team is pissed off and looking for revenge. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 11, 2017

    A nice enough tale of the earliest days of Task Force X that is hampered by looking like a mess. It just isn't the best look for this title, though it seems to work okay for Lobo. It has nothing to do with the Justice League vs. Suicide Squad crossover, so don't feel compelled to buy if you've been reading and enjoying that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jan 12, 2017

    There are many aspects worth enjoying, and a few that highlight the issues of this event. Williams delivers great dialogue alongside a decent story, but the glossed over details might leave you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Corrianne Hamlin Jan 11, 2017

    I loved this backstory. It was set up perfectly and completelyties into the JL vs SS story line. Truthfully, I'm rather shocked as I did nothave high hopes for this story. Not that I am disappointed in the JL vs SSstory line I just don't get excited about back stories as much. This issue Iwasn't excited for, but I was impressed with the story in the end. What I'm notcrazy about is the art. I mean Rossmo couldn't even give Waller a chin? Thecolors were dreary but I can understand that because I didn't expect thisSuicide Squad to be as colorful as our beloved Harley, Deadshot, and CaptainBoomerang crew. Overall a great backstory and I actually kind of hope theycontinue a whole story line with this Squad. I would for sure take time to readit. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jan 12, 2017

    Overall, this isn't bad for a tie-in issue, but it's far from essential. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    El Chapulin Colorado Jan 12, 2017

    A very good story of betrayal and highly recommended if you're reading the main event. This tie-in once again takes place before the main event, this time narrating the events of the squad's first mission as they were deployed to infiltrate The Not Nice Korea to sabotage a metahuman development program that put the world in risk of war and how ultimately Waller is forced to make sure this team's first mission is it's last. The 3 things this issue accomplished were: - Work as a true tie-in to a big event by providing backstory and character motivations for current events - Give our villains some very needed personality that has been lacking in the main issues. This story portrays them in a way that makes them seem more menacing and uncontrollable which is very distinct from the main issues were we haven't seen them do much besides the opening scenes and acting very calmly after that (or at least up to issue 3) - Make Waller look like a boss again

  • 9.0
    Kitaru Jan 17, 2017

    Origin of the Suicide Squad is one of the best part of Justice League vs Suicide Squad. While it is not necessary to read, I would recommend it to anyone that is a fan of JL vs SS comic. The art is very fun, with the story portray some characters in a different light.

  • 8.5
    Holyjiebus Jan 17, 2017

    Comic Book Review (8.5/10) "Great!" Suicide Squad #9 "The First and Last Mission of Suicide Zero" Writer: Rob Williams/Si Spurrier Penciller: Riley Rossmo Plot: The first Suicide Squad ever created by Amanda Waller was made up of Rustam, Lobo, Emerald Empress, Doctor Polaris, and Johnny Sorrow. Waller sends them on a mission to stop Jangsun's metahuman program and sends them along with a mysterious asset by the name of Cyclotron. How is the Jangsun's metahuman program ran and what is the mystery of Cyclotron? This is a very trippy issue and I can't reveal certain story elements without spoiling the issue. I just recommend going out and buying this comic as it will blow your mind how evil Jangsun is and how even more evil and manipulative Waller is. This issue proves once more the scariest member of the Squad is Waller and she should never be taken lightly. Rossmo's eerie art style actually fits this book very well. He draws each character a bit off to make each panel just a little bit unsettling to make this issue even more eerie. Truly the biggest surprise of the week and maybe even the month!

  • 8.0
    Kyle Funderburk Jan 13, 2017

    Blair Marnell of IGN gave this issue a 4.5 and began his review saying "overall, this isn't bad for a tie-in issue, but it's far from essential." But that is the point. Too often we get big events like this and their tie-ins are one of two things; They either a completely useless, forgettable and readers would be better off if the book would have just continued another story arc. Or they contain crucial information to the story that may leave you lost if you're only reading the event mini series. But Suicide Squad #9 is neither of those. It merely answers questions that didn't need answered, but was good to get answered anyways. And it did so in am entertaining way. If you only bought this issue because it's a tie-in, that was money well spent. In Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3, Amanda Waller told the Justice League, current Suicide and the readers that the team on their way to Belle Reve is the original Suicide Squad. So Suicide Squad #9 is an introduction to that team and an explanation of their vendetta with Waller. Much like last week's Justice League was Maxwell Lord Rebirth. These are tie-ins done right. It's not useless fluff and it's not extremely information. It's just a tie-in and a good one at that. You don't have to read it, but if you do, you're treated to an entertaining backstory of characters that are a major part of JL vs. SS #4.

  • 7.5
    Jack's Yattering Jan 21, 2017

    SCORE: 7.5

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    PatrickF. Mar 25, 2017

  • 9.0
    Phantom Stranger Jan 11, 2017

  • 9.0
    Super17 Jan 11, 2017

  • 9.0
    gbar Jan 12, 2017

  • 9.0
    GlenWizard Jan 23, 2017

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Jan 11, 2017

  • 8.5
    ComickerPerson Jan 13, 2017

  • 8.0
    ActionCity Jan 15, 2017

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Jan 11, 2017

  • 7.5
    Sehnhawk Jan 11, 2017

  • 7.0
    sebastianorellana95 Jan 12, 2017

  • 7.0
    Nuckster77 Jan 13, 2017

  • 7.0
    CraigR Jan 25, 2017

  • 7.0
    Superior fan Mar 23, 2017

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