New Suicide Squad #5

Writer: Sean Ryan Artist: Jeremy Roberts Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 10, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
5.4Critic Rating
4.1User Rating

A super-powered arms race could mean the end of the world - so the Squad is sent into China to stop the creation of a militarized Justice League! Nothing can prepare them - or you - for horror they find!

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor Dec 11, 2014

    Sean Ryan has a large task on his hands, penning the Suicide Squad as we approach their entry into the DC movieverse. With a movie on the horizon, the comic books will surely see a spike in popularity. Will this have an impact on the direction of the series? Only time will tell. However, for the time being the series seems to be moving in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 16, 2014

    I really liked Sean Ryan's soft reboot of this book.  He got rid of everything that didn't work and replaced it with something awesome.  Next he should get rid of Rob Hunter's art and we may have something really special here.  If you want a team book with an edge, look past the art this month and you'll find a winner. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Dec 15, 2014

    Surprisingly, this issue was easily understood by this first-time reader. Despite being a newer title, it offers easy entry into the world of Task Force X. Overall, its very uneven. The basic Suicide Squad concept is intact, and there are a few good character moments, but theres not a sense of team yet, outside of Lawton. Harley may too much of a loose cannon, but there does seem to be potential with Manta and Boomerang. The Man-Bats do provide a wildcard element of fun to the team and oddly more predictable than Harley. Its sort of a middle of the road book. If you like the characters then this is probably for you, but it wasnt enough to make me want to come back. Three Daily Planets may be a bit generous, but 2 is a bit low. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Dec 10, 2014

    I love the new additions to the team. I like the concept of the mission. I like the Taylor Swift reference. I'm unsure how I feel about Waller's character development. I abhor the art and that's the sole reason for the low score. Read Full Review

  • 4.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 11, 2014

    New Suicide Squad #5 has its moments, but rushed, haphazard art ruins the entire package. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Dec 12, 2014

    Overall: This issue is titled "Defective," and that's exactly what it is" defective. If you're looking for a little edge, a little danger, and some villainy goodness, then check out Secret Six or Deathstroke. I wouldn't waste my money with this. Read Full Review

  • 1.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Dec 15, 2014

    I don't pretend to know what DC has in store for New Suicide Squad after Convergence, but if there's going to be any hope for this book, something needs to change, and quick. There's plenty of time to decide what needs to be done, but if I were making the decisions? Consider this new attempt scrapped, assign a superior creative team, and start again. Otherwise, DC's failure to back a book that will be featured in a prominent motion picture will really and truly cause worry for anyone looking to purchase a movie ticket to DC's aspirations in the near future. Read Full Review

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