Suicide Squad #21

Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 12, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
9.3Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

The Suicide Squad takes over Belle Reve! When the team decides theyve had enough of Amanda Wallers manipulations, they turn the tables on their boss. But Waller still has a few tricks up her sleeveor more accurately, a bomb in everyones neck!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Jacob Torres Jun 13, 2013

    In a book that follows a team of murderers and psychopaths, you not only feel for them but also look at them as the good guys. Amanda Waller appears to the reader as the Villain. Its a book about bad people doing good things because they have no other choice. Its about a good woman doing bad things because she feels it will serve the greater good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jun 13, 2013

    But I think the real strength of this issue in particular isn't the great facial expressions that show true emotion behind those tragically misunderstood psychopaths or even the fantastic knack for making every single character look and talk like a complete badass. No, it's the pairing of both writer and artist. They really seem to work together to create something special that is very hard to find these days in comic books. The writer is telling the story through the artist. Not the art selling a poorly written book. Not the dialogue being ruined by a lazy artist. But a truly amazing blend of art and words that tells a story that actually means something. This is, hands down, my new favorite book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 12, 2013

    Suicide Squad. An unlikely contender for one of DC Comics' best books. But that's the secret of their success, isn't it? People underestimating them. And I think Ales Kot and Patrick Zircher might know a little bit of what that feels like. As they say, the first time is happenstance, the second time is coincident, but a third time is a pattern - and if Kot and Zircher can keep their winning streak going next month, I have the feeling Suicide Squad is going to blow up in a big, big way. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jun 12, 2013

    Issue 21 is fantastic and deliciously dark. After just two issues with the new creative team, SUICIDE SQUAD has become one of DC's most enthralling titles. Kot has a solid grip on the characters' unique voices and manages to deliver just the right dose of crazy fun action and, of course, mystery. Throw in Zircher's insanely good art and you're looking at a book with a whole lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 19, 2013

    Kot and Zircher have seized control of this title with the deftness of master puppeteers, matching their cast of characters as manipulators of the highest degree. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Jun 14, 2013

    Overall, this was a stunning conclusion to the first story arc by this new creative team and if there's any justice in the world, they will be around for many more. The grasp on the characters and the world this series takes place in is unlike anything that came before thanks to the fresh persperctive and raw talent of a new writer and a new artist. This book finally has a solid identity going forward thanks to this new blood and if that last page is anything to go by, the ridiculousness is only going to get better. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 13, 2013

    Story progressively getting better, the characterization of the team is handled very well, and their motivations too which drives a boo like this. The art and mainly the coloring matched the tone of this issue which was very intense given that they finally made their move in retaliation for their treatment. Whatever comes next, Suicide Squad looks to be able to deliver on shocking you. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 12, 2013

    And Zircher might just be the best thing to happen to this book since its debut. His dark, moody art is a perfect complement to Kot's scripting. But though steeped in shadows, Zircher's art also carries a precise, detailed quality. It's a far different look from the one the series used to sport, and it's definitely an improvement. Read Full Review

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