Suicide Squad #21

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Gus Vazquez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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"KILL YOUR DARLINGS" part one! Devastated by Rustam and his Burning World, the international conspiracy known as the People reveal themselves to Amanda Waller in a desperate move to secure their mysterious endgame for Planet Earth! Meanwhile, the walls tighten for Boomerang as Harley Quinn gets closer to discovering the traitorous murderer within Task Force X...

  • 10
    The Batman Universe - Joshua Lapin-Bertone Jul 14, 2017

    This isnt the Fantastic Four or Teen Titans. Suicide Squad should always be a different type of team book, and Williams is continuing that tradition. Nobody expected Harley Quinn to be the new field leader but isnt Suicide Squad supposed to be about the unexpected? Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 12, 2017

    Suicide Squad #21 bring us to the start of ‘Kill Your Darlings'. Now I don't know what that is supposed t mean, but we'll cross that bridge as both the Suicide Squad and Waller find themselves in tough spots. They've been in some tough spots before, though I must say they are going into this with a different mindset than we're used to. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Erin Schramm Jul 12, 2017

    A good tie-in to all the shading dealings over the course of Rebirth. Wherever the Squad is heading, they'll come out the other side completely changed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Andrew Wheeler Jul 12, 2017

    This is a very important issue for Harley Quinn fans, and non fans of the character may just have their mind changed here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Jul 15, 2017

    A great read, especially for any Amanda Waller fans. Williams leaves us on a gut wrenching cliff-hanger that will leave us counting the days till the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jul 12, 2017

    Now that Harley Quinn is the field commander for the Suicide Squad, everything goes completely smoothly with no issues or conflicts whatsoever. NOT! Man, I still get 'em with "not!" The old gags are still the best. No, but seriously the very idea is insane, and so is this issue. In the fun way, not in the "make me think about my own fragility" way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Noah O'Toole Jul 12, 2017

    Suicide Squad is moving full steam ahead and I'm enjoying the ride! With Harley Quinn leading the team now anything can happen and this issue is full of the crazy things that do! The recent roster shake-up has added the much-needed fun and unpredictability back to the Suicide Squad. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jul 12, 2017

    For those looking to jump in on the series, this issue is for you. For regular readers, you're going to find a lot to like here in the new direction for Harley's character, as well as an awesome art team. The issue was fun throughout too, and I'm excited for this story to move forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jul 14, 2017

    I always enjoy seeing Amanda Waller being brought down a peg or two, and the comedy this issue helps diffuse a few shocking moments. I dread to think of how Enchantress will react when she wakes up… once you've read the issue you'll know what I mean! While not the strongest issue in the run, the latest Suicide Squadstill brings plenty to the table. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jul 14, 2017

    Williams is definitely not on par with this issue. Fortunately Gus Vasquez does a really solid job with the art, particularly in the action scenes on the mission. Gotta love what happens with the airplane. So even if this is a disappointing read, its easy on the eyes. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jul 12, 2017

    Williams fumbles a little with this issue. There are certain concepts that are great, and others that feel a little forced. Overall, "The Entrance Fee" doesn't meet the quality we've come to expect from Suicide Squad, but in comparison, it is still better than a number of books currently being released by DC at the moment. My excitement my be a little deflated at the moment, but that doesn't mean I'm not optimistic about what's to come! Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 13, 2017

    This series has featured some of the best artists currently working at DC, with its visual high point occurring last month as Stepjan Sejic stopped by to lend his unique touch to the franchise. In the wake of that excellent issue, Suicide Squad #21 is a bit of a letdown. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Jul 12, 2017

    While Suicide Squad #21 doesn't break any new ground, it does provide the stability that the series has needed for some time now. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 12, 2017

    All around, this was a rough issue for Suicide Squad. I'm not optimistic about the future of this title with this new status quo. Maybe Williams can make this work, but for now my expectations for this book have decidedly diminished. Read Full Review

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