Suicide Squad #17

Writer: Adam Glass Artist: Henrik Jonsson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 13, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
3.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

A dangerous surprise from Yo-Yos past awaits the Squad.

  • 4.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 14, 2013

    Glass takes a bit of time to explore more dramatic material as he sheds light on Yo-Yo's origins. The problem here is merely that the issue doesn't devote enough space to that material, and it comes across like an afterthought despite proving to be crucial to the present-day conflict before the end. Dramatically and comedically, this issue just hits too many wrong notes. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 16, 2013

    Just based on the merits of this single issue, I'm not entirely sure what's going on with Suicide Squad in the New 52. Deadshot gets a sword through his chest, which is played as strategy somehow, Harley Quinn has something going on with her head, and nothing in the issue really explains who or what their goal is. Granted, I did not read the previous issue, which certainly contains at least some of those answers, but even given that caveat, there should be something more here than a tribute to kung-fu movies past. (Or, to be honest, a tribute to Tarentino's tributes to kung-fu movies past.) It's not a bad comic, just a rather derivative and uneventful one, with okay art and familiar story. Suicide Squad #17 just sort of is, a generic violent comic featuring generic death and deception, earning the generic comic's badge, 2 out of 5 stars overall. I do wonder what's up with the voices in Harley Quinn's head though... Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Mar 21, 2013

    This was a cheap action issue. 75% of the issue is Suicide Squad facing off against Red Orchid (Yo-Yo's sister) and Regulus . Why Regulus is still alive is anyone's guess. There's a brief flashback of Yo-Yo and Red Orchid's super power origin story which ends abruptly. There's also some stuff about Amanda Waller and Kurt Lance. In the end, I thought that the writing is everywhere. There were cheap jokes and the art is okay. Just look at the image above and don't tell me that's not the ugiliest group shot that Suicide Squad has ever taken. Voltaic and his eyes are pretty derpy too! Read Full Review

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