Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2

Event\Storyline: Justice League vs. Suicide Squad Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Mark Morales, Tony Daniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 46
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The first major event storyline of DC's Rebirth era begins with a day Amanda Waller always knew would come: the Justice League discovers the existence of the Suicide Squad! This government-sponsored black-ops team of super-villains with bombs implanted in their brains is obviously a deal-breaker for Earth's paragons of truth and justice! But you can bet the Wall and her Task Force X won't go down without the fight to end all fights as this weekly series gets under way!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Dec 28, 2016

    Justice League Vs Suicide Squad #2 is a good read and if you're a fan of either group you'll definitely enjoy it! Like I said before, I went intothis bookthinking this was going to be a one-sided event but Williamson proves us wrong with that one! The Squad not only shows how dangerous they are, but so has Amanda Waller. I swear she's one of the few characters I love but hate at the same time. She has admirable goals for keeping innocents and the country safe. However with her ANY means justify the overall goal and that is what makes her so dangerous. Now I'm wondering what exactly will she do with a captured Justice League? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Dec 28, 2016

    This was so awesome! It made me super excited about comicsagain! Everything ran so smoothly and flawlessly I breezed through the wholeissue. Each character's personality was perfectly done and brought such aspecial element to this comic. This is the Harley I've been waiting to show up.The characters interacting with each other drew me into their world. For thefirst event of Rebirth it has everything you'd want. A clash of heroes in villains.Bad guys you haven't seen in a while. An actual suspenseful plot. Perfecto. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Dec 29, 2016

    Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2 is another exciting chapter. More action and "less" story isn't a problem here, especially with the title being a weekly book. Pick a side if you want, but I have a feeling they'll be coming together to take down a greater threat. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Dec 28, 2016

    What the Justice League vs. Suicide Squad event proves is the fans don't need a thousand stories within a story"sometimes all it takes is a simple clash between good, evil and the something in between. Let's hope that the DC execs take some notes from this epic event and apply it to some other Rebirth titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Dec 31, 2016

    The one and only caveat I have is that Amanda Waller is looking a bit too svelte, especially on the last page. Rebirth brought back the heavy woman we all knew and loved/hated. Please dont make her a Barbie doll again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Dec 28, 2016

    There was a lot of excitement about this mini-series when it was announced and thus far Williams has not disappointed. He has picked up on the characterization established in the ongoingJustice LeagueandSuicide Squadseries’ and used them to seamlessly craft a new story. The art by Tony S. Daniel and Alex Sinclair is, as usual, the phenomenal work that is expected from these two industry stars. With four issues left in the series, there are many directions that the story can take, but if the quality remains the same as the first two entries, then I don’t think any fan will be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 28, 2016

    Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad #2 shook things up. Things could have ended any number of ways, but this is what we got and it was nothing like you could have predicted for what happens when these two teams clash. So far Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad is shaping up to be worth the risk DC has taken for their first big crossover event. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Dec 28, 2016

    We get the feeling that Maxwell Lord's plan is going to become the glue that brings the Justice League and the Suicide Squad together very soon. He's only just assembled his own team, but there's definitely something a little more nefarious behind the scenes. Whilst the ending is the only part that really carries the main story forward, this issue is definitely enjoyable just for the clash of these heroes and villains. There's definitely something bigger on the horizon in this series, and we can't wait to find out what it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 28, 2016

    The issue ends on a pretty surprising note. One that takes this crossover to a whole new level. So far this crossover is delivering the goods despite the musical chairs art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Spfcderon Dec 28, 2016

    Justice League vs. Suicide Squad'sstory continues to build in this issue and while it serves more to reveal additional plot points, it continues to be executed in a way that keeps the reader engaged and interested. The artwork is lush and detailed with a vibrant use of color. Definitely becoming a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Dec 28, 2016

    Overall this issue was an interesting and fun read. It propelled the story forward, never felt stagnant or forced and provided the reader with enough information to get them to get the next issue. The panels and story flowed together seamlessly making it a page turner. It was fun to watch the heroes face off against the anti-heroes and not be sure of who to root for. The team behind this issue and arc did an amazing job and I look forward to seeing what happens in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Selby Dec 30, 2016

    Over all, this is a great second issue with a compelling ending and I'm looking forward to where this story goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Dec 28, 2016

    "Justice League vs Suicide Squad" promised to be a high-octane slugfest between two of DC's hottest properties, and in that sense, the second issue doesn't disappoint at all. With quips and punches galore, it's old-fashioned team-up even goodness, even if there are some uneven moments. But if you're looking for action, and can appreciate an event series seemingly unwilling to allow its wheels to spin fro even a second, then Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2 won't disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond Dec 29, 2016

    If you want some really cool moments (no pun intended, given Killer Frost's importance to the issue) with some legendary DC characters combined with a slowly developing underlying conflict, this is a book you really need to check out. I wasn't expecting much out of this event but after this issue I'm hooked for the duration of the event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Dec 29, 2016

    Great writing and some eye-pleasing art from Tony S. Daniel make JUSTICE LEAGUE VS SUICIDE SQUAD a must-follow story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Leroy Dee Jan 3, 2017

    The issue ends on actually a few cliffhangers, so I'm bought in on the series. It's also pretty fun that most of these characters already know each other, and use that knowledge their personal backgrounds to gain a psychological advantage. What is Waller really planning? What is Maxwell Lord really planning? We'll have to tune in to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 28, 2016

    While this issue continues to throw information at us about who our main players of this book are........ even though they're the main players and it seems to just be there to fill up panel space and make it new reader friendly, I still found myself enjoying this issue and just loving the art in this book.  With that though, it's weird that we're getting information about the Justice League and the Suicide Squad as opposed to Maxwell Lord's new crew.  I liked this issue though and am ever optimistic that this event will be something special. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Dec 28, 2016

    The bad inJustice League vs. Suicide Squad #2 is downright terrible. It would sink the whole thing, but when it's fun and exciting, it'sreally fun and exciting. Daniel and Florea's excellent line work and Sinclair's colors are a helpful distraction during the dialogical doldrums, and Williamson generates ample interest in Killer Frost and Max Lord's anti-Waller squad to keep this from being nothing more than a good time. It's not great, but it's decent, and if you can pick up one of the two excellent variants, the dollar upcharge is easier to justify. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 28, 2016

    Unlike Civil War II, which spent so much time plumbing the shallow philosophies of “precognitive justice,” Justice League vs. Suicide Squad plays on a much simpler theme - these are two teams with diametrically opposed goals, and just enough history that they won’t pull their punches. Of course, with a cast this large, every page matters, and a few early missteps are enough that Williamson and Daniel have to work overtime later to establish the characterization and exciting action sequences they need to justify this book’s existence. Thankfully, this creative team pulls through with this beat-‘em-up of an issue, making Justice League vs. Suicide Squad a victorious sophomore installment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Dec 28, 2016

    The second installment for the first major DCU Rebirth event since it's inception completes the “Vs.” part of it's name. The issue speeds through the obvious fighting and continues to lay seeds for surprising reveals down the line and pushes unlikely characters into the spotlight. While the issue is a fine next step for the crossover it's light on moving things alone to get the immediate Hero vs. Villain fight out the way ensuing more deception and danger for the remaining four issues. Williamson has a tight grasp on character voices and motivations with a vision on including ties to the larger DCU, Daniel and the rest of the art team make the best of providing fun to the fighting throughout picking up the pieces where Fabok left off. All in all, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2 shifts gears to giving fans what they want and more hints to what we'll be seeing sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Jan 4, 2017

    This issue, Tony Daniel takes the artistic reins from Jason Fabok. Daniel doesnt have the dynamism of Fabok, but the issue still looks great and the action is energetic, and at times, explosive. The issue ends with a nice cliffhanger featuring Amanda Waller doing what Amanda Waller does and its all very clear that the League and the Squad will have to team up and take on Lords new team. Its all obvious but fun in this mindless and harmless punch em up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra Dec 28, 2016

    Overall Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad #2 is a flawed book. The art has its moments, but curious scripting and weak dialogue prevent the book from really getting out of first gear. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Pop Break - Mark Henely Dec 30, 2016

    Batman should want to end the Suicide Squad because he doesn't trust Amanda Waller, not because he doesn't believe they cannot be redeemed. Batman works with Red Hood, a gun carrying vigilante, on the regular. He should be a guy who could work with a heroic Deadshot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Dec 28, 2016

    Just when it looks like the fight between the teams is coming to an end, Williamson throws a curveball at readers. This helps extend the story, which is necessary to hit the six issues that are solicited for the miniseries. Read Full Review

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