Suicide Squad #22

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Gus Vazquez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 26, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
7.4Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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"KILL YOUR DARLINGS" part two! Face to face with the Russian mastermind she's been tracking since SUICIDE SQUAD: REBIRTH #1, Amanda Waller is horrified to find the Suicide Squad commanded by her own dark mirror, the enigmatic Direktor Karla, who's surpassed the Task Force X leader in the one game she cannot afford to lose: control.

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Andrew Wheeler Jul 26, 2017

    Suicide Squad #22 is one of the most intense issues of the series so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Erin Schramm Jul 27, 2017

    Suicide Squad is one of the shining gems to come out of DC Rebirth and I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 26, 2017

    Big changes are ahead for Task Force X after the events of Suicide Squad #22. That encounter with Karla went nothing like what you would have assumed from it, that may have been for the best as well. A change in direction like this keeps things fresh in my opinion. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Aug 2, 2017

    What else makes this a very readable issue is even though the whole humans vs. Metas isn't a new trope there were some interesting arguments made while Waller was captive. As they say the best villains don't see themselves as villains but saviors. So I am very interested how this arc will play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jul 28, 2017

    Harley is every bit the leader that Waller intended her to be, in all the darkest ways possible. The next mission has been set. The Squad has learned the identity of Hack's murderer, and are united. I'm always excited for new comics, but when I'm teased with guest appearances from Killer Frost and Batman himself… then call me fanboy #1! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Jul 29, 2017

    Definitely a great read, especially for Harley fans. Next issue looks to be incredible! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jul 26, 2017

    This is a quick read, but it's a solid issue. I think this series has really found its groove, but of course you have to want high-action, silly dialogue comic books. Think "90s action movie" type stuff. It's a good time, twice a month for six bucks. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 27, 2017

    This issue succeeds in highlighting the various clashes of personality as Waller fights for her life, Enchantress lashes out at her teammates, a traitor stands revealed and Harley quietly arranges chess pieces from the background. That last element is arguably the most compelling element of this arc, though also its biggest disappointment because of Rob Williams' refusal to explore her mindset and motivations very deeply. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Jul 28, 2017

    Rob Williams is rebuilding my faith in this book" I just don't know how to feel about it. It's like a bad relationship at this point. But has Williams really changed this time? Is he now going to be better? The next few issues will be a good indicator. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jul 27, 2017

    Another issue of Suicide Squad and, unfortunately, another slight misstep. The further we fall into a narrative where we're forced to believe Harley can actually function as a leader, the more this book will unravel. No, it's not a terrible story, but it could definitely lead to one. Fortunately we have Waller and her confrontation with Karla to save the day! That alone " along with the consequences that will undoubtedly unfold from this chapter " are reason enough to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jul 26, 2017

    This was surprisingly underwhelming. Both the art and the story were incredibly lackluster, which is a shame because I really enjoyed the last issue and wanted to see more. The ending interested me and I'm excited to see some of these events play out, but I'm mostly disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 26, 2017

    With the story faltering the art needs to pick up the slack and that hasnt been the case now for consecutive issues. Its too bad Tony S. Daniel wasnt able to stick around as his work is a good overall fit here. Williams sets up the next assignment for the Squad, which could be interesting despite focusing on DCs other omnipresent character. Hopefully this book can get back on track as one of the most pleasant Rebirth surprises is wrapping up its first year on a disappointing slump. Read Full Review

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