New Suicide Squad #17

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Juan Ferreyra Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 10, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 11
7.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Gothamites Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, BATMAN ETERNAL) and Juan Ferreyra (GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT, BATMAN ETERNAL) visit the dark and unspeakably violent world of the Suicide Squad for a thrilling new storyline that begins here! Indentured super villain Harley Quinn has made covert contact with someone outside the walls of Belle Reve prisonand this mysterious savior has discovered the secrets of Amanda Waller and Task Force X.

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 10, 2016

    New Suicide Squad #17 is the best time to get back into Suicide Squad. This is how the book should be written having horror, action and moments that keep us at the edge of our seats. Not to mention that on top of this the writing for this issue strikes a balance with also being funny. And it wasn't just Harley either as a crutch which is appreciated. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Feb 10, 2016

    I think that it's safe to say that I'll be back for the next issue. The writing and art are both excellent, and the set up for future issues makes me want to stick around. Plus, there's a pretty insane cliffhanger that I definitely want to see the resolution to. Sure, it feels a bit cheap, but who knows? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Feb 12, 2016

    Originally, the cover to Suicide Squad #1 was the first of the New 52 first issues to really wake the "ruh roh" rumbles in my brain (mostly thanks to its positioning of poor Harley Quinn's hideous and offensive twelve-year-old-boy's-wet-dream of a costume front and center), but now that her costume has been much improved and the writer and artist team has finally stabilized, the resultant comic is darkly fun and thrilling with moments of introspection. This is exactly the kind of comic New Suicide Squad should be. More, please. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Feb 10, 2016

    An excellent jumping on point for what I hope is not just a fill-in story, New Suicide Squad #17 is the book you can hand off to anyone excited by the recent trailer, or fans who just want to experience something exceptional in comic book art. Ferreyra and Seeley are surely at the start of something fun and beautiful here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Feb 10, 2016

    My only real criticism is thatI didn't feel the cliffhanger was as shocking as intended because it's a scenario familiar to comic book readers and will likely be rectified in the next issue. Regardless, this is a great jumping on point that is only aided by the involvement of characters appearing in the movie, as I mentioned earlier. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Regan Lorie Feb 10, 2016

    Whether the film will be as exciting, aesthetically or otherwise, remains to be seen. In the meantime, the latest comic adventures of the New Suicide Squad are off to a solid start on Seeley and Ferreyra's watch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Feb 10, 2016

    Seeley's New Suicide Squad is a fun, well written, bundle of crazy, that delivers a strong foundation to build upon. If you've been avoiding the Suicide Squad brand, I strongly recommend checking out the work from this new team! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 10, 2016

    Niggles aside, this is a great jumping-on point to a series that seems poised to undergo a new lease of life with this particular creative team at the helm.  While its admittedly mostly set-up thus far, the seeds of the mystery have definitely been planted and the eyebrow-raising cliffhanger should do more than enough to ensure readers pick up the next issue.   Familiar yet fresh, patient yet dynamic, this is a fantastic opening salvo from the Seeley/Ferreyra partnership, and I for one cant wait to see what kind of twisted ride theyre going to take us on in the issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Feb 15, 2016

    A solid entry point for new fans, and a rewarding read for old ones. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Feb 12, 2016

    Overall, this was a nice start to Seeleys run in that it gave us good action with some humor as well as a cliffhanger to keep us guessing. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 10, 2016

    I can give this issue a partial passfor being a pilot episode (though it really should be renumbered, in myopinion), but I can't give a pass to a lot of the shitty dialogue. I understandthis is supposed to be the "action movie" of DC Comics, but come on. Peopledon't say things like "hackney carriage exhaust." They say "car fumes." Andthat's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to obnoxious yammering. The artis a little stiff, but I will give Ferrerya a break here since I've known himto get better over time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Feb 10, 2016

    New Suicide Squad #17 is an acceptable comic and probably isas good as an entry point for a new reader as any issue will be. However,the reader should be advised that this book is likely going to be cancelled and rebooted in another four months to coincide with DC's big relaunchand theSuicide Squad movie, so the overall consequence of this story is probably on the low side. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Feb 10, 2016

    All eyes will be on the "Suicide Squad" brand in the upcoming months. With a feature film slated for August 2016, there's no better time to dive into the New Suicide Squad comic than now. Tim Seeley and Juan Ferreyra have interesting plans for Task Force X and Amanda Waller. Their opening salvo is worth paying attention to. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 11, 2016

    With a big movie on the horizon, New Suicide Squad has suddenly become a very hot property over at DC Comics, but unfortunately, relaunch fatigue might kill this book faster than any supervillain. Read Full Review

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