Suicide Squad #2

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Jim Lee, Scott Williams Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 14, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 33
8.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

  "THE BLACK VAULT" part 2! What was meant to be a routine mission to retrieve a "cosmic item" from an undersea fortress has become a nightmare beyond anything the Suicide Squad ever expected. And with half the team down, it's up to Harley Quinn, Katana, and a demon-possessed graphic designer named June Moore to save the Squad from the most dangerous man in the DC Universe. That's right...they're screwed.

The back-up story will be "Captain Boomerang: Agent of Oz," in which Amanda Waller digs deep into the implausibly impressive origins of the Suicide Squad's most loathsome member to discover the truth the world has been asking for more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Sep 14, 2016

    This two story thing is disconcerting. The main story is so good and the art is incredible. I feel like I keep getting ripped off of a full book. That is not to say the second stories are bad. They are not bad at all, I just want more of the main story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 14, 2016

    This is a wild ride you should not miss. DC is putting out a fun, action packed, and compelling Suicide Squad book that movie fans should love. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Sep 14, 2016

    Only one detail sounds believable to her, and its the one detail that harmonizes with the established origin of the character. Seeing the very young Digger Harkness sitting in the dusty street of his small outback town, carving boomerangs and hoping his missing father will one day come back. Reis makes this panel just heart breaking. Too much of it would have made the story sappy, but as it is, its the perfect note to contrast with the rest of the tale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 14, 2016

    This has been a title that's certainly hit the ground running. It reads exactly like DC's Dirty Dozen by way of Expendables as intended. And so far it's been immensely entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Leroy Dee Sep 20, 2016

    VerdictMy friends and I are having a bet on how long Jim Lee will last on this book. I give him six issues tops, but they say less. The point is, enjoy this story while you can. DC is giving a Suicide Squad a huge push, and judging by the shocking cliffhanger, they're doubling down. This is DC's best team book Post Rebirth, so I highly recommend picking up this issue as well as issue #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Sep 16, 2016

    Recommendation – Buy! I'm having fun with all the DC Rebirth titles so far, but this is the first comic that I want to read. The dynamic between all the characters is fantastic, and the backup stories have been giving me some nice character moments. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Oct 3, 2016

    Beyond this, Williams and Ivan Reis in the Boomerang story do even better work than in Deadshot's one-shot last time, depicting the comical Aussie Captain as a man of wish fulfillment and fantasy (which allows them to wonderfully pastiche James Bond along the way) while touching on real undercurrents of pathos. Much like the rest of the issue, it's great, and Suicide Squad right now–simply–is the DC Rebirth comic to beat. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 14, 2016

    After a slow but promising start, the new Suicide Squad comic is beginning to realize its full potential. This issue offers a better glimpse of the new team in action and ends with a terrific twist. It also boasts some great artwork from two superstar artists and a backup story that provides a heartfelt look at a Suicide Squad mainstay. Hopefully this issue is indicative of what readers can expect from the series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 14, 2016

    Saying they are screwed may be an understatement by the end of this issue. ‘The Black Vault' part 2 cranked the dial to 10 with Suicide Squad #2 and quickly making this a must read. It was a fast read, but there was so much to take in and awe at both through the story and art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 15, 2016

    Whatever negative thoughts you had about Suicide Squad coming into this issue, go ahead and just throw it out the window. It doesn't matter anymore! Maybe Williams and Lee knew they'd have to deliver a game changer at this moment because of their story structure, or maybe this issue really is a natural result of story progression" Either way, Suicide Squad #2 delivers in ways I never expected it would! Buckle up kids. This book is a crazy, wild ride! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Virginia Sep 14, 2016

    If you missed issue #1, thats okay. Read PCUs review of it and pick this one up. Its very welcoming for those who saw the movie and would like to get into the comic book frenzy without having to delve into the DC archives. The story is taking a fun direction that Id be curious to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Nat Brehmer Sep 16, 2016

    On the whole, though, this is an intense, must read issue for fans of the series. It takes some hugely unexpected turns, but I think it pulls them off. While the first issue was interesting, the second definitely hits its stride, cementing this as a series where virtually anything can happen at any time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Sep 14, 2016

    Rob Williams continues his impressive run with a thoroughly entertaining issue and Jim Lee’s art remains some of the best in the industry. This issue also includes a backup story focusing on a single member of the squad, exploring their personality, motivations, and how it was that they came to be a member of Task Force X. If the first two issues are anything to go off of, these backups are the deserts in an action packed meal. They allow Rob Williams to explore the depths of these characters without slowing down or getting in the way of the main story, which continues to be one of the most exciting offerings DC is currently putting out. Although it may be too early to declare this to be one of the successes of DC’s Rebirth, Suicide Squad is definitely a title that will leave you entertained and clamoring for the next issue. Pick this issue up today and you will not be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 14, 2016

    Another fun bunch of circumstances involving our favorite team doing what they do best (slaughtering, making quips) is marred by some clunky dialogue. The villain reveal at the end, though, is harrowing. The back-up is really engaging and features Ivan Reis stepping out of the typical super muscles stuff we're used to. Worth checking out if only to see Killer Croc puke again. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Sep 14, 2016

    Whilst it's nothing incredibly special, it still does a good job utilising the characters that it had. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Jun 8, 2019

    This is a nice follow-up to the awesome first issue and I had a lot of fun reading it. The Deadshot/Manticore and Tiger/Ravan fights are particularly entertaining. Boomerang has great moments such as sex references, to completely owning an opponent, to letting his own team member die; and super friggin' annoying moments such as a boatload of his usual nonsense jibba jabber. But I wish they had stretched things out a bit for another issue because it does feel rushed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Nathan Becker Sep 14, 2016

    Suicide Squad #2 does not offer much in the way of new developments that even casual readers of the DCU aren't aware of. It's a generic Suicide Squad affair and rather ho-hum after the first few pages: a main character gets killed, a villain appears in the last frame and spouts the same groan-inducing dialogue we've all read at least 30 times before. Other than the Harley Quinn/Katana action scene (with help from Captain Boomerang), the standout of the issue was the Captain Boomerang back story. If you are a fan of Captain Boomerang (I found him to be the most entertaining of the Squad) and James Bond, then you will love the character introspective. If you are a fan of the series then keep it in your pull box for a while longer, as the series shows promise, but it has not lived up to the hype yet. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Sep 19, 2016

    Three issues in, Suicide Squad's biggest crime might simply be that it hasn't really done anything new yet. The additions to the team could result in that, but the series has been hindered by the unfortunate combo of being decompressed and not having a full issue to tell a story. There's a reason that John Ostrander's run is revered so long after it was first published, but almost everyone that's been on the book this decade has tried to be Ostrander, but with less of an edge. If Williams' reveal had been at the end of the first issue, I could see myself sticking around and wondering where it goes, but at this point, readers might be forgiven if they've already lost interest. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Sep 14, 2016

    I never, in all my days, thoughts Id give a Jim Lee/Rob Williams team-up this low a score. I hate myself a little, but… Read Full Review

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