New Suicide Squad #12

Writer: Sean Ryan Artist: Philippe Briones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The Suicide Squads mission to infiltrate a brutal League of Assassins splinter group is put in serious jeopardy when Manta goes too far to prove his loyalty, and Boomerang refuses to go far enough. Meanwhile, Harley Quinn is forced to look inward when confronted with her greatest enemy: boredom.

  • 10
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Sep 13, 2015

    Ryan takes the time to give every character at least one great moment, with Reverse Flash finally deciding to push himself to be a team leader and Deadshot trying to interrogate Manta's motives before he betrays all of Suicide Squad. Their conversation is great, a powerful moment for the nihilistic, usually apathetic Floyd Lawton and Manta, who increasingly feels drawn to the sense of fearful order the terrorists could bring to his life. Even Harley, who has traditionally been a bit of a problem for Suicide Squad writers to find a place for, gets a great moment where she entertains a group of refugees by making fart noises with her hands. A moment near the end of the issue where she realizes that she still inspires more fear than joy is truly heartbreaking and could be worth exploring in future issues. I have nothing but faith that this creative team can pull off a great finale to a fantastic story in New Suicide Squad Annual #1 at the end of the month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Batman Universe - Jim Remolde Sep 11, 2015

    This issue has me asking a lot of questions about the different characters and I am really looking forward to see where we end up with this arc. New Suicide Squad is becoming my favorite book of the month and I hope the story can keep this level up. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 9, 2015

    New Suicide Squad #12 was a fast read, but again it had character as much of this story arc so far which is a nice change of pace from before. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 10, 2015

    This issue sets up all the pieces for the finale coming up in the Annual and while that usually means not a lot happens, that's not the case here.  Sean Ryan gives us some action, but a heaping helping of character work that is bound to pay off in spades.  Every character has something to do and a reason to do it and that is certainly going to lead to an explosive finale.  I can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 13, 2015

    Every few issues, Ryan improves his craft, and raises his own bar. The book is still far from great, but I am starting to wonder if " within time " Ryan might actually pull out a full arc that is good. Read Full Review

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