Suicide Squad #23

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Agustin Padilla Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 9, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 8
7.5Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

"KILL YOUR DARLINGS" part three! Amanda Waller's gone off the reservation! She's ordered Task Force X to go full-on super-villain and take down the Justice League! No, not that one - they tried that before! This time she wants Batman's new Justice League of America driven before her - dead or alive - and the Suicide Squad is happy to oblige.

  • 9.5
    Outright Geekery - Grey Somnium Aug 18, 2017

    If I could only pick up one DCU offering this month, Suicide Squad #23 is the hands down winner. Despite a decent range of high quality ongoing offerings and a few new exciting books making their debut, not even tough choice. The last time I was this enthralled with a DC comic was Gail Simone's pre-flashpoint Secret Six. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Aug 11, 2017

    Anyone who regularly reads Suicide Squadknow it's a consistently excellent read. I have always rated the writing as some of the best around, but have given some issues average scores due to inconsistent artwork. This latest arc is firing on all thrusters. Adding Batman to the mix has not only shown us his strengths, but also highlighted the abilities of certain " sometimes overlooked " members of the squad. Great plot, great script, great art" great issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Andrew Wheeler Aug 9, 2017

    The entire issue is action-packed, and when Batman shows up to defend Killer Frost against the Suicide Squad it's a hell of a good time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Aug 10, 2017

    Gripping, thrilling, mesmerizing the list goes on, and yet again, Rob and co have left my jaw on the floor. Left me in awe wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Noah O'Toole Aug 9, 2017

    Everything was done right once again. Justice League Verses Suicide Squad was one of the best cross-overs in Rebirth and this issue continues with the aftermath of that as well as the past events of the Suicide Squad series. The plot twist was a little too obvious, but it didn't take away from the fun of the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 9, 2017

    Any reader should have been very skeptical about where ‘KILL YOUR DARLINGS' part three would take us. The Suicide Squad have done some crazy things in the past, but to challenge Batman like this? I'm not the biggest Batman reader, but I don't think I've ever seen the guy this pissed and ready to strike back. What could have lost us reignited a need to anticipate the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Erin Schramm Aug 12, 2017

    Not as strong of an issue as the previous few but still shows growth for the team and their darker sides. Despite being staffed with villains, this aint your mommas squad anymore. No more jokes or sweet team building between the members of this new Squad. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 11, 2017

    The story is really just a set up for what is bound to be a nastier conflict in the next issue. I am hoping, or guessing, that Waller is counting on Batman to get her out from under Karlas thumb. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 9, 2017

    At the behest of Amanda Waller (of course), the Suicide Squad goes after Killer Frost--and it's not as simple as leaving a trail of hot pennies for her to follow! Of course, her Justice League of America teammate has to enter the fray, to good effect. For the story, I mean; everyone else takes a pretty good beating. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Aug 10, 2017

    Not the best artwork, but a really good story. It'll be very interesting to see what happens in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 10, 2017

    It continues to be frustrating how little Rob Williams is exploring Harley Quinn's mindset and motivations as new field leader. And El Diablo is more plot device than valid new addition to the team. However, Katana does enjoy some strong scenes as Williams explores her own reluctant role in the Squad. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Aug 9, 2017

    Based on what I know from this issue, I'd say skip it. I know, I know" It pains me to say that, but I feel like everything you need to know from this issue will be recapped in two weeks. There's really nothing worth sinking your teeth into, and I doubt anything major will unfold from these events. If you do decide to purchase Suicide Squad #23, it'll need to be for one redeeming moment with Batman. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Aug 9, 2017

    I recommend everyone to stay away from this issue. Skip it and the events depicted here will definitely be summarised in a few lines in the next issue. The art looked bad at times and the dialogue was completely out of character. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Aug 11, 2017

    Confusion. Emptiness. Wondering where this is leading. Without a consistent art team, Rob Williams really needs to step it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rick Jonez Aug 13, 2017

    The art could've used a bit of finesse but otherwise a strong installment with reason to get the next issue. JLA vs SS was generally evenly matched but here Batman handles them himself?! To be fair it made some sense since Bats had prep time which is his bread and butter. Big Katana character moment. Also, Harley is moving more to intense rather than in stiches. The rest of the Squad was not much more than cardboard cutouts here.

  • 7.5
    Jung BBoab Aug 9, 2017

    다음편에서 아만다월러 ㄹㅇ 뒤졌네. 뱃신 화남.

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Aug 14, 2017

    Maybe I am not seeing the endgame here. I don't get why they are coming after batman, especially after the whole Justice League vs. Suicide Squad. It just seems counter productive, but like I said I will see where all this is going with Waller and The People. The art wasn't bad and neither was the story. This arc's ending will make or break the whole arc.

  • 6.0
    Mechanical Mudd Aug 10, 2017

    I'm tired of a boring, forulaic, Suicide Squad. Where is the death of Z-List villains? Why am I suppose to care about Frost? When will this book get good? The New 52 Suicide Squad was in no way revolutionary, but it did give me exactly what I wanted when it came to nonsensical violence and dark comedic enjoyment.

  • 10
    #DontGiveDivasAChance Aug 16, 2017

  • 7.5
    CraigR Aug 10, 2017

  • 7.0
    T.K. Aug 10, 2017

  • 6.0
    Soul Assassin Aug 9, 2017

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