Suicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo and Boomerang #1

Suicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo and Boomerang #1

Writer: Jai Nitz Artist: Oscar Bazaldua, Cliff Richards Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 10, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
4.0User Rating

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From the pages of SUICIDE SQUAD comes an all-new series featuring two of the team's most infamous heroes, El Diablo and Boomerang! First, a sudden pardon frees the fiery El Diablo from Belle Reve prison, much to the shock (and irritation) of team leader Amanda Waller. Chato returns to his old neighborhood to reunite with his family, but when he's attacked by a heavily armed local gang and their leader, the deadly, super-powered Bloodletter, will his freedom and his life get cut dramatically short?
Meanwhile, in the first chapter of two-part tale written by Michael Moreci (from DC's Writers Workshop program) with art by Oscar Bazaldua, Boomerang and the Squad embark on a mission to take down a ruthless dictator within a small, unstable Central American nation, but when the mission goes awry, the Squad must jump in a helicopter and flee as all hell breaks loose. But amid the chaos, the team realizes one of them was accidentally left behind: Boomerang! How can he stay alive long enough to be rescued when a whole army wants him dead?

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 3, 2016

    Two stories that both do a lot of things well. If you ever wanted to learn more about these characters, or just see where clever writing can take them, check this title out! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 10, 2016

    If you're looking for something a little bit left field, and a bit odd – giveSuicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo and Boomerang #1 a try. We promise you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Aug 10, 2016

    While packaged as one issue, El Diablos Home Again and Boomerangs What Goes Around Comes Around Part 1 seemingly have nothing to do with each other….yet. Both parts of this issue are set up for a six part story that will eventually collide with one another. Though I wish there was a bit more than set up, I am still interested in seeing how this goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Nat Brehmer Aug 12, 2016

    Both stories are bigger than what we're getting in this issue, and they feel like it. After all, this is the first in a six issue series. That doesn't really bother me, but I would have really liked little vignettes for each member of the squad, something short and sweet that cuts to the core of the character. But I'm not complaining about this, either. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 15, 2016

    A solid comic that kicks off in a much better way than the pervious volume featuring Deadshot and Katana. The pacing here is much better and each story really grabs you in their own ways. If you're a fan of the characters or want to learn more about them, this is a must get. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 10, 2016

    For a quickie loose movie-tie in, Suicide Squads Most Wanted was a surprisingly enjoyable read. With an easily accessible format and flexibility to focus on various members, this could be a title worth adding to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 3, 2016

    The art is not bad at all, the saving grace I suppose, as the strange characters Boomerang has to deal with are well rendered enough to make the story readable. But all I can really say for this first instalment is that I hope Moreci gets a firmer handle on the character as the miniseries goes on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jody Cardona Aug 3, 2016

    Bits and Pieces:This was a surprisingly enjoyable first chapter to the next set of the Most Wanted Mini-Series. While I am leaning towards El Diablo's story at the moment, there is still enjoyment to be had with Captain Boomerang. While there are character designs that seem questionable in both stories, the art teams do a fantastic job making the story very pretty to look at. Overall,I enjoyed it, and I can't wait for the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 3, 2016

    Both stories were strong, but I found the Boomerang story a bit more compelling than the El Diablo story. However, both are interesting tales, and I look forward to seeing how they progress over the course of the mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 12, 2016

    Bringing together a team of overlooked talents to explore two overlooked characters, Suicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo and Boomerang #1 is definitely a title that bears watching. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Enrique Rea Aug 12, 2016

    In Suicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo and Boomerangyou get two stories for the price of one. Considering that both have a lot going for them and make you want to read more I'd say it's not only a bargain but well worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - Adeem Khan Aug 3, 2016

    Overall, I think this issue is pretty entertaining. While the El Diablo story is far better than the Boomerang one, neither are truly great stories. If all you're looking for is some solid boomerang and fire action, then this book will not disappoint. Those looking for something deeper, like a story about a supervillian adjusting to normal life after being released from prison, or those looking to finally care about Boomerang, will be disappointed. Read Full Review

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