Rise of the Black Lanterns: Suicide Squad #67
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Rise of the Black Lanterns: Suicide Squad #67

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Gail Simone Artist: J. Calafiore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 6, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Original SUICIDE SQUAD writer John Ostrander and Gail Simone resurrect The Suicide Squad as they take on BLACKEST NIGHT and the Secret Six! The Fiddler has risen from the dead, and he's targeting Deadshot and anyone who stands in his way. But someone else has targeted Deadshot the Suicide Squad! Everything is about to hit the Wall (Amanda Waller, that is) and this Wall hits back!Continuing this month's one-issue revival of classic DC Universe titles, this epic story carries into January's SECRET SIX #17!

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 7, 2010

    The Black Lantern tie-in comes through a victim of Deadshot's, and given that there are Black Lantern rings flying through the pages of a book titled "Suicide Squad" you can bet there are more than a few new recruits to Nekron's army of darkness. The action isn't nicely wrapped up here, however, and it spills into next week's "Secret Six" #17 by this same creative team. Essentially, this could be considered part one of "Blackest Night: Suicide Squad" or "Blackest Night: Secret Six." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jan 9, 2010

    A really fun Secret Six issue, but if you're here for Blackest Night or the Suicide Squad, you may as well skip this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 9, 2010

    The issue is very good and it really fits perfectly in line with the Secret Six series. Perhaps in the final two issues of the arc will involve the Blackest Night storyline more but not this issue. Once you get past some of the ongoing drama from some of the plots running into this issue, you have a very good and condense story bringing together a good sized cast with some interesting interactions. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jan 6, 2010

    But then the last page arrives and we're reminded that this is more than the Suicide Squad/Secret Six mash up so many of us have wanted for so long – it's a Blackest Night tie-in, complete with the obligatory Black Lanterns so many of us are having a hard time caring about. Maybe Simone and Ostrander will do something with the concept next issue. Maybe they'll even manage to make this story feel like more of a unified effort. For now, I guess I should just be thankful I got to see these two teams together in some form. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 26, 2011

    While it doesn't have the flavor and fun of the original book, time has moved on far too much since then, just having another issue with the logo and issue number there almost feels magical. There are quite a few characters here that make the old fans smile and seeing the way Deadshot deals with the whole thing is fun as well since he's the object of Waller's desire. With this issue being more setup for the story that will take place in two issues of Secret Six, there's not a lot here and a good amount of it is focused on the Secret Six themselves. What makes this issue work so well however is that the writing is so good, the characters so much fun to watch go through the situation they're involved in, that you find yourself smiling and grinning throughout it. The Suicide Squad doesn't quite get the issue it deserves here, but it makes me hope that it'll be revived again on its own someday for something more meaty than this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jan 8, 2010

    This would easily jump into Buy It territory, but the fact that this doesn't really tieinto Blackest Night other than a few random pages about a former Suicide Squad and Secret Six member that just happens to be a Black Lantern really didn't work with me; plus there is the problem of the very forced Band/Scandal scene. Other than that, this is a really solid issue with some awesome character work and it serves as a strong reminder of why the Suicide Squad was such an awesome concept and comic (and, now, why this creative team should be given the reigns to these characters once again). Read Full Review

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