Suicide Squad #17

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Sandu Florea Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 10, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 9
8.1Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

"EARTHLINGS ON FIRE" part two! Driven to extreme measures by the globe-spanning conspiracy known only as the People, Amanda Waller has done the unthinkable: made General Zod a full-fledged member of Task Force X! His first mission? Destroy the Annihilation Brigade, the People's own, much deadlier version of the Suicide Squad!

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Jared Cox May 11, 2017

    SUICIDE SQUAD #17 is a wonderfully written mission for Task Force X, featuring General Zod, betrayal at Belle Reve, and Soviet supervillains. With great character chemistry and spectacular art, the issue makes for a great read. If a fast-paced, emotional, and action-packed adventure is your cup of tea, be sure to pick up SUICIDE SQUAD #17! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - James Portis May 14, 2017

    The Suicide Squad is supposed to get rid of basically anyone that isnt Deadshot, Harley, or Boomerang. Here, we have the entire movie cast minus El Diablo for some reason and theyre doing the job, but the missing factor of expendable forces still remains. Regardless I feel comfortable recommending this book. Very well done. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti May 10, 2017

    Zod's presence makes for a radically different, and significantly more entertaining, book. It's fresh and fun, and Williams is clearly having fun with the dialogue while also telling a serious story with characters that we love. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald May 12, 2017

    Seriously, pass on watching Suicide Squad the movie, and pick up the book. It contains a better, more intelligent plot, great characterization, and WAY more moral ambiguity. Under Willams' and Daniel's direction, Suicide Squad is fun, action packed, suspenseful, and rewarding. What are you waiting for? Go get it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton May 12, 2017

    Still, as much as I enjoyed this issue, I do continue to bemoan the lack of political commentary in the book. The entire notion of the Squad is so well suited to that kind of thing. With the insane developments emerging daily from the US, turning a blind eye to it all seems downright negligent, if not outright complicit. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 10, 2017

    A fun issue with Zod added to the team and a major turn of events for Harcourt make this a must read for readers of this arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 10, 2017

    If you want to read about a capable paramilitary strike force execute a well-planned mission with exacting precision, well this won't help you. But if you want to read about a bunch of dangerous dopes that fight a guy with a claw hammer for a hear, then you've found your comic book! I had a good time reading this, and Tony Daniel's artwork is as dynamic and bold as expected. The boys are back in town! And the girls, the girls are back, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 10, 2017

    You really never know what to expect from this book. Just when you think you have a grasp of what direction this is heading in, all it takes is an issue like Suicide Squad #17 to shake things up entirely. Storylines wrapped up, new troubles arise, and some deeper exploration of character personalities. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 11, 2017

    This current story arc has benefited immensely from the decision to eliminate the backup stories and shift to a traditional story structure. Suddenly the characters have more room to breathe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray May 11, 2017

    Rob Williams is taking this book to new heights and uncharted depths. His revelations and surprises still shock us and hold our interest. Harcourt's actions and their repercussions finally come to a head and the story's cliffhanger is, as usual, incentive for us to pick up the next instalment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Michael McGale May 10, 2017

    The anatomy of Kryptonians aside, this issue was a treat to read. The action sequences with Zod were so enjoyably brutal but still served a bigger purpose for the team, and I'm excited to see his relationship with the Squad develop in the coming issues. Wallers spy games are also playing out well, with a gripping atmosphere and impactful suspense. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 10, 2017

    Suicide Squad continues to be a consistent read. This wasn't the sheer pleasure of last issue, but it was engaging enough. The last page suggests Waller doesn't have nearly as much control over the Squad as she'd like, which is going to cause major problems sooner than later. As much fun as the spy games are, it's even more entertaining when Waller can't see all the angles and things go haywire. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana May 10, 2017

    Tony Daniel does action really well. He's given plenty to work with this issue, and he doesn't hold back. His characters are muscular and imposing without losing their distinctiveness. Daniel makes the action look seamlessly cinematic like a summer blockbuster. Morey's colors highlight the details of his pencil work, giving the art a clean, easy to follow look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - May 10, 2017

    The bulk of the fun Suicide Squad used to provide me came in the form of not knowing who was going to die or when. Following the popularity of the movie, the Suicide Squad seems to have acquired a permanent cast that is in no danger of dying. I miss the unpredictability that used to provide, and Suicide Squad Rebirth is not as exciting as previous incarnations. Don't get me wrong though, it's still a great read and is funny and exciting at the same time. General Zod is a welcomed addition, providing that unpredictability to the Squad I crave, compelling me to come back for the next issue. Tony S. Daniel delivers on the art as each page is full of fun detail. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 20, 2017

    I have to say, it was the inclusionof Zod and the attraction of Tony S. Daniels that led to me reading this book. Ultimately, my attention in this book will only last as long as these two factors are in play. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool May 12, 2017

    In Conclusion: We are now seventeen issues in, and I still can't get a good read on this book. It has so much going for it, but then it gets in its own way for one reason or another. Read Full Review

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