Future State: Suicide Squad #2

Writer: Jeremy Adams, Robbie Thompson Artist: Javier Fernandez, Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 24, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 19
6.3Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

Peacemaker attacks! Assigned to bring Amanda Waller back to Earth-1 at all costs, the Suicide Squad battles Waller’s private Justice League on Earth-3. As lives are lost and blood is spilled, the fate of the Multiverse will be decided by Superman!
Also in this issue, the 853rd Century is burning, and only Black Adam can save reality from the onslaught of murderous rage from a new threat spawned from a former hero.

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 23, 2021

    The payoff is somewhat underwhelming as it felt like Adams had to quickly cap the story just as it was building up to something special.Black Adams story salvages most of this issue, but I kind of wish Adams had more time to play in this destructive sandbox he created. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Feb 23, 2021

    Managing to avoid feeling like a rehash of adventures past, yet still being somewhat authentic, this is a run that any fans of the titular team should try and pick up, if they can. Squad members come and go, but the quality remains the same. With Ms. Waller pulling the strings for our entertainment, would you expect anything less? Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Feb 23, 2021

    DC Comics'FUTURE STATE: SUICIDE SQUADwas mysterious and explosive.FUTURE STATE: BLACK ADAM was an epic that delivered on its promises. Both of these stories were fantastic examples of whyFuture State was ripe with potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 23, 2021

    There are so many twists and turns in the second chapter of Robbie Thompson's Suicide Squad story that it can be hard to keep track"not to mention there's more than one Suicide Squad. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Rob Stryczek Feb 23, 2021

    The creative team for Future State: Suicide Squad is able to execute the stressful position that Task Force X brings onto the members. It's a traumatic job that forces the team to go beyond their comfort level all for the goal of someone who has them under control. Its an issue that will pull the heartstrings of those who have attachments for these unforgettable members. The Black Adam portion, this creative team shows us the sacrifices that heroes are willing to make in order to stop an evil force. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 23, 2021

    This issue is a mixed bag in that our initial Suicide Squad didn't live up to the hype that I had for it in that I didn't like the way it looked or the way the story played out but the Black Adam backup did all it needed to and much more. The art to Black Adam looked great and the story gives us a glimmer of hope that our heroes aren't condemned to the future we've seen over the last two months and that alone could elevate this story, but thankfully it was enjoyable throughout. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Feb 23, 2021

    When all is said and done, Future State: Suicide Squad #2is a mixed bag at best. While there are some good story moments and solid art, the book tries to do too much for the time it has, and some of what it does never really makes sense. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Feb 24, 2021

    The entirety of Future State: Suicide Squad is quite a mess and while these two plots may be setting up something better in the future, they can't stand on their own storytelling legs. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 24, 2021

    I wish this whole issue was better but sadly, it just completely missed the mark. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 23, 2021

    If you are going to buy Future State: Suicide Squad #2 for the wonderful art in the Black Adam story then you will be satisfied. Unfortunately, both stories themselves are short on character development, and overwhelmingly plot heavy. It certainly feels like six or so issues have been condensed to accommodate the page space with only the basic plots remaining. Even if Conner Kent or Black Adam is your favorite character, this is not going to be a very satisfying read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    DiRT May 13, 2021

    This review covers both Future State: Suicide Squad #1 and #2.

    I knew that Future State had to offer at least one book that was a bonafide good title worthy of your money in both story and art, from start to finish. I had hoped that I would find that praise-worthy title amongst the Superman and Batman titles that crowd the shelves. You can only imagine my surprise when I has finished the first issue of this Suicide Squad/Black Adam book and realized that I eagerly wanted to read more. Other titles in Future State had given me hope with a good back-up story after a terrible feature, but this title gave me a good feature and a good back-up, mixing good stories with good artwork, all while properly paying homage to the characters of more

  • 7.5
    Toonstrack Feb 25, 2021

    I enjoyed the main story a lot more than the backup.

    But they are both solid.

    The Suicide Squad story is exactly as intense and exhilarating as you'd expect from this team, with violence, doublecrosses and revelations and in the end, a hero is born anew. The art is fantastic and its am interesting setup for Conner Kent.

    The backup story is better than its first portion, and the art is ok, but it ends on a rather dark note and ultimately got swallowed up by its massive scale and scope. I didnt hate it though.

    Overall a 7.5 for this one. The first story again was rock solid, the second one a little less so.

  • 5.5
    Swift Planet Mar 30, 2021

    Did anyone call Jim Zub? I know Tom Taylor is busy with other projects, but Zub's Suicide Squad was miles better than what's here and he made it sound like he's willing to answer.

  • 5.5
    mrDovydas Mar 21, 2021

    The Suicide Squad was alright, I didn't mind it and I'll probably pick up the book after the relaunch. However, the Black Adaman story, my god, what in the world was that. Easily one of the worst things I've read in a long, long time.

  • 5.0
    Nihilist Feb 23, 2021

    Creating a good mystery is one thing. Leading the narrative slowly unraveling it is something entirely different. Suicide Squad's bigger purpose revealed at the very end is a pretty solid twist, problem is path leading to it. It's a bumpy one, constantly switching POVs and trying to surprise us with typical "ha! I knew what you'd do so I did this!" twists. Such precise chess-like game can work if done right, but it is very easy to under or overdo it. Look at Death Note if you don't believe me - incredibly solid start followed by constant drops in quality due to the aforementioned chess-like twists, and ultimately it turned into a parody of itself. Waller's convoluted reasoning covered in this book works similarly, and is equally dysfunction more

  • 5.0
    Psycamorean Feb 23, 2021

    I honestly liked the Suicide Squad half for the most part (the ending was iffy, at best). The Black Adam story was just a drain in my soul. I hated it.

  • 4.5
    F.T. Wolf Feb 24, 2021

    So that entire thing was purposeless, now wasn't it?
    In the end, the badguys won. The Suicide Squad under Peacemaker are all dead and the Justice Squad seems to be done for as well. Only Conner seems to have survived. Shame. I thought that the Flash AKA Bolt and the entire 'Dark Avengers' thing had loads of potential but, in my opinion, they didn't do anything interesting with it.
    That's, I feel, this issues greatest sin. In the end, nothing mattered and it didn't make a lot of sense to me either.

    The only enjoyable thing in the #BlackAdam story was Gold Beetle. The rest wasn't any good. Just not interesting and not well written. However, Black Adam timetravelling to the past gives me hope that Teen Titans Academy wo more

  • 4.0
    Onomatopoeia Feb 24, 2021

    Television and cinema act like a double-edged sword for comic books. They offer a chance for the masses to gain interest in the characters/stories and also keep the publishers afloat with steady revenue. The downside is when the multimedia begins to influence the comic book instead of the other way around. Does anyone really think Peacemaker is an interesting character or is it because of John Cena? The same can be said for Black Adam and whatever was going on in the second half of this issue.

    The twist was interesting, I just wish I didn't have to deal with the rest of the story to get there. That said, this was one of the better stories involving Conner in a VERY long time.

    The 853rd Century story was a mess. Gold B more

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Feb 23, 2021

  • 6.5
    Mout Jul 10, 2021

  • 6.5
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  • 6.5
    tonpas1989 Feb 23, 2021

  • 6.0
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  • 5.5
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  • 5.5
    Radar Feb 26, 2021

  • 5.0
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  • 4.0
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  • 2.5
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  • 1.0
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