Suicide Squad #16

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Tony Daniel, Sandu Florea Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 26, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 10
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

"EARTHLINGS ON FIRE" part one! Amanda Waller is used to getting what she wants-but this time, what Waller wants is something only Lex Luthor has. Striking a deal won't be easy-or cheap! It's a war on two fronts as Waller leads a smoldering charm offensive in Luthor's penthouse while her Suicide Squad tries to open the most heavily guarded safe in all of Lexcorp.

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Apr 26, 2017

    As always, I long for something a bit more political out of this incarnation of the Squad, but aside from that, I am enjoying it immensely. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Apr 27, 2017

    Sometimes less is more, so I won't say much" Go read this book! If you're behind catch up. You can thank me later! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - James Portis May 1, 2017

    This is indeed a return to form. Amazing writing combined with phenominal art (other than one weirdly drawn Boomerang head) makes for a comic that Im glad I paid full price for. Thanks for shooting the breeze with me. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 26, 2017

    This was a fantastic kickoff and a great jumping on point for readers. And that final page definitely shows the Squad is in for some major changes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Apr 26, 2017

    As a whole this issue is well put together, popcorn worthy , beautifully written, drawn and executed. The issue provided a level of intensity that reminded me why I sometimes have real feelings about imaginary characters. The entire team deserves a round of applause for their efforts and talent. I'm looking forward to seeing how Waller's current plan plays out and how Luthor and her newly aquired, possible, Squad member, handles being on one of her leashes. No matter what happens next, I'm sure that Williams will bring the same heat and intensity he has been giving us from the beginning and ,that means that what's to come is going to be nothing short of pure fire. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Apr 26, 2017

    This issue is definitely a must read. The ending sets up what is sure to be a game changer in the DCU, and the promises of something bigger to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 26, 2017

    A fun, team-focused issue with a compelling battle of words between Lex Luthor and Waller. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 26, 2017

    You may call this mission anti-climatic, but Suicide Squad #16 delivered everything exciting about this team with all the things you just don't see coming. We jump into 'Earthlings on Fire' with the same team, different problems, and some interesting interactions that you definitely want to see explored more. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 27, 2017

    At long last, Suicide Squad is moving away from the choppy structure of previous arcs and focusing on telling one story per issue. The book's pacing improves immediately and significantly as Rob Williams and new artist Tony Daniel explore a clash between Amanda Waller and Lex Luthor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Apr 26, 2017

    With strong art and a great ending, Suicide Squad gets out of the rut it's been in for the past few months and tells a fun, simple story starring Lex Luthor. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Apr 26, 2017

    Will Amanda Waller and Lex Luthor cancel out each other's smug evasiveness? You'll have to read to find out, and you might enjoy what you find. I know you're going to dig the artwork and plotting, expertly handled (for once) by Tony S. Daniel. Feels like a Rebirth to me. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey Apr 26, 2017

    So I haven't been reading Suicide Squad consistently up until this point. And I absolutely loved this issue. There was a lot of fun hijinks with the Suicide Squad that provided some comedic relief. We got Lex Luthor showing his true colors, which was really nice. And the big reveal was amazing and made me excited for future issues. I'm definitely hanging out with Task-Force X for a little while to see what happens! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Apr 26, 2017

    Right from the start, the quality of the writing on this title has been consistently high. There are always surprises and twists aplenty to engage the audience. Comics, though, are generally viewed as a marriage between writer and artist and supposed to give asum greater than its individual parts. In my humble opinion,the level of the artwork in this instance has not matched the standard of the writing, so I'm sad to only award this issue: Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Apr 28, 2017

    While this book still hasn't quite hit it's stride, it still has potential, and the characters are still the driving force. Read Full Review

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