Suicide Squad #30
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Suicide Squad #30

Writer: Sean Ryan Artist: Ruy Jose Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 28, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
5.9Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

In the ashes of FOREVER EVIL, A.R.G.U.S. and Task Force X leader Amanda Waller must face the consequences of her failure to protect the United States from the Crime Syndicate.FINAL ISSUE

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson Jun 1, 2014

    This issue builds up a new Suicide Squad that has more governmental control while virtually giving Amanda Waller almost no power to control her new team. This might make things interesting, having a more controlled team might make for fewer shenanigans on a team that is SUPPOSED to be in secret. The only problem I had with this story is that it never flushes out the rest of the new characters, meaning that it's going to take six issues of the new title to establish them if we go by the plot of this issue. Writer Sean Ryan did a very good job with this issue while giving more back story to some of the main characters, so I hope to see him on the future title"as long as nothing stupid happens on DC's part. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 29, 2014

    This last issue is a lot like JLA's last issue where we're just getting prepped to start the new series, and little more is offered.  Where this is superior to JLA's though is that we haven't already seen the new series so there's a still a bit of mystery about what we're going to get, which I like.  Even though this issue is pretty cool, I was really hoping to see a return from King Shark because of the cover, but that's what I get for being a dummy and expecting a cover to be about the story.  All in all it's a nice preview of the writing style that Sean Ryan will be giving us in the future, and I'm just glad that Suicide Squad escaped the cancellation chopping block.  Check it out, and get prepared for things to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 29, 2014

    "Suicide Squad" #30 says goodbye to the old Squad, even as it prepares to greet the new Squad. It's a good enough lead-in to "New Suicide Squad" #1 that I'll definitely take a look at it come July. It's a shame that "Suicide Squad" wasn't able to wrap up with a bang, though. This is really more epilogue than finale. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 29, 2014

    This finale issue lays the groundwork for the new volume and Sean Ryan's take on the franchise. Some elements work well, particularly all of the material involving Black Manta and his search for purpose. But the more political elements fall flat, as does this newly weak and ineffectual Amanda Waller. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 23, 2014

    Concerning the story, I was disappointed with this issue after Suicide Squad's Forever Evil run. Out of all of the Forever Evil tie-ins, I felt Suicide Squad was one of the stronger, more consistent stories, until this issue. If you didn't read it, then you should because it was a fun ride (and contained the best depiction of Powergirl that I've seen in the New 52). I honestly can't help but feel that this issue was changed at the last minute, because it's just so jarringly different than what previously happened. There's no sign of Harley. No Boomerang or James Gordon Jr., and this whole issue is really nothing but exposition to set up the New Suicide Squad. I don't mind exposition, but the plot points felt lazy and convenient. And in a story about that is supposed to be dealing with consequences, it feels like there were none. I easily would have preferred an actual close to the Forever Evil arc, and then had this issue as a #0 issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Infinite Comix - Jacob Torres May 31, 2014

    If readers can accept Suicide Squad #30 as an idea what to expect fromNew Suicide Squad, then the future, while shaky, holds a glimmer of promise. Despite the numerous problems — many of which can be attributed to previous writers and editorial interference — the issue remains fairly enjoyable and readable.Suicide Squad #30 is a promising prologue for the new title, but an ultimately disappointing finale for the current one. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 29, 2014

    tile to both readers and characters. The setup is for an all-new Suicide Squad #1 featuring Black Manta, Deadshot and others which will relaunch any minute now, but nothing in this issue makes me want to read more about these characters, not even to see the Secretary Of Defense get his eventual comeuppance. Read Full Review

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