Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #5

Event\Storyline: Justice League vs. Suicide Squad Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Robson Rocha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 34
7.9Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 18, 2017

    Most of the rest of the League are the pawns of Lord and Eclipso by this point. Batman is safe, with the other members of the Suicide Squad, and Cyborgs artificial side is able to withstand Eclipsos possession, long enough for him to lay out the situation to the few remaining who can take action to stop it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerd Church Radio - Corrianne Hamlin Jan 18, 2017

    Overall I am giving it a 10 out 10 because it had me completely captivated and engrossed. I literally could not pull away. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jan 19, 2017

    Justice League vs. Suicide Squad continues to be DC's most reliable and exciting book. The pressure is on to stick the landing next week but given this title's track record, there's nothing to worry about. Read Full Review

  • 10
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Jan 18, 2017

    Finally, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad gives us everything it initially promised as Williamson and Rocha take the series to a bold new level. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 18, 2017

    As far as big crossovers go, this hasn't disappointed yet. One more issue to go and the story hasn't let up yet. With the main villain revealed it should lead to an epic final confrontation. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Jan 18, 2017

    The emergence of a brand new villain at the end of the issue felt like the natural evolution from Maxwell Lord's plan, and it certainly leads off in a genuinely intriguing plot point. Especially since the villain is actually one pulled from DC history. For new fans, this is his introduction – for older fans, it's a reappearance. It's certainly going to change the landscape of the series for the final issue and perhaps beyond given the consequences of using the ‘Heart of Darkness'. Overall,Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #5 feels like the climactic, violent end to a movie and it's action packed. If you're looking for a fast paced issue that flips the generic superhero roles on their head, this is one not to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - A. Chowder Jan 19, 2017

    Round 5 of JUSTICE LEAGUE V SUICIDE SQUAD is a fun and entertaining read as it involves a team of losers and rejects on a suicide mission against a new and old threat. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 18, 2017

    This issue really ramps things up for our conclusion next issue and I'm thankful as hell because where I was really starting to fade on this event, I'm right back to the hype that I had when it started.  We've got a great setup for our final conflict and great visuals depicting it all, not to mention the pieces coming together for Batman to assemble his new JLA.  Just a lot of fun and it looked great the whole way through. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 18, 2017

    What's unleashed by the end of Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad #5 took this situation to a whole new level. From the first issue you could tell that this was building up to something bigger than just the Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad, and luckily that was the end game. They really thought this through delivering memorable action and character interactions that we wouldn't get anywhere else. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 18, 2017

    Justice League vs. Suicide Squad is definitely a stronger crossover in its second half. Having moved past the largely formulaic opening phase, the series is now able to get to the heart of the conflict, with Maxwell Lord orchestrating a global takeover and Batman leading the battered remnants of the Suicide Squad against him. The odds are growing bleaker by the minute, as this issue paves the way for what should be a truly epic finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Jan 18, 2017

    As Earth’s heroes become the tools of a fully restored Eclipso, it is up to Batman and the newly Justice League to stop them, but will the Dark Knight’s band of villains be enough to stand up to such power and rage? With only one issue remaining in the Justice League/Suicide Squad crossover Joshua Williamson is not holding anything back. The series has already seen the return of Max Lord, Lobo, and now Eclipso to the DC Universe so there is no telling what surprises he has in store for the finale issue, only that it will undoubtedly have a profound effect on the future of the DC universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Jan 18, 2017

    Justice League vs. Suicide Squad continues increasing the stakes and grandeur of the DCU that has been plotted out since the first issue. With the finale in sight, the event that started out as team's finally interacting and coming to blows evolved into so much more with an explosive end to leave out on a high note next week. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Jason Segarra Jan 18, 2017

    This, the penultimate issue of a series that's struggled to find its footing, is a backslide from the highs of Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4. We'll see if they can go out on a high note or it'll all end in disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Spfcderon Jan 18, 2017

    Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #5 This issue just seemed like a continuation of the plot. It didn't really give one the sense that this story is coming to a satisfactory conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jan 18, 2017

    While I have serious problems with how different this book can look from page to page (thanks to its four inkers), the story is the best blend of laughs, awesomeness, and gravity that we've yet seen from this event. We'll see next week if Williamson can wrap things up without making Eclipso look cheap, but for now, JLVSS is on a high note, and that's good enough for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jan 20, 2017

    The penultimate issue of this crossover delivers a lot of fun lines and mounting stakes. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Jan 18, 2017

    Ultimately, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad is more complicated than it should be. The premise of this title was great and even now, it's a fun and entertaining read. The action is breezy and generally well-rendered. Unfortunately, the more twists this book piles on, the less it stands out. This book didn't need to be awesome for me to recommend it, but did need to be consistent and at this point, things are too uneven for me to give it a solid recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 21, 2017

    Your enjoyment of this issue, thus, will hinge upon one of two things: Your personal love of the bombastic comics of the 90s or your tolerance for loud, brash, unapologetic comics that don't care about anything more than telling a big ol' superhero tale full of sound and fury and such. Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad #5 isn't exactly my cup of tea, but it has a lot of things going for it. Read Full Review

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