Suicide Squad #25

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Eleonora Carlini Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
6.5Critic Rating
5.6User Rating

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"KILL YOUR DARLINGS" finale! Inspired by Amanda Waller's twisted vision of control, international Suicide Squads descend upon metahuman populations around the world. The People's astonishing endgame is finally laid bare, prompting Harley Quinn to take an unbelievable action to save the world from the Suicide Squad's own dark imitators. Don't miss this oversize anniversary issue!

  • 9.6
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Sep 14, 2017

    This issue takes you through the end game of an amazing arc. It's filled with passion, fighting, moral dilemmas and tension. With Williams words and Carlini's art this issue is a page turner that's a fitting end to an amazing story arc. Williams also manages to make his epilogue a nice momentum builder for the next issue in the series as he has created a world where heroes and villains can work together to secure freedom for all. I really love Williams portrayal of his female characters, he makes them multidimensional and complex in a way that's seldom seen in male writing of female characters. I also love that every act of violence seems logical and needed to move the story along. Overall, I found this issue a beautiful work of art that kept things interesting and engaged me at every turn. I can't wait to see where the story goes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 15, 2017

    I'm really looking forward to the second year of all the DC Rebirth titles, Suicide Squad being near the very top of the list. The "Kill Your Darlings" story has closed the first year off beautifully with consistently excellent storytelling. Who can ask for more? Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 13, 2017

    I wouldn't say that Suicide Squad #25 felt too much like an anniversary issue, though it was great for just being the finale to ‘Kill Your Darlings'. Many characters made their time in the spotlight count and this was just as chaotic as you would have expected it to be. Maybe not through the action primarily, but there were many things that needed to be addressed between characters that they nailed with execution. This twist for what comes next is quite interesting because I think at this point we all would have thought we knew everything about the original Suicide Squad by now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Josh Venditte Sep 16, 2017

    This is definitely a book worth picking up if you're looking for change from your normal superhero comics. With the Tie-in to Dark Nights: Metal coming up plus the history of task force X after that this book continues to be in my top 10. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Grey Somnium Oct 10, 2017

    Overall a much better read than the last catastrophe and if a reader made it to #24, it's worth snagging a copy. It doesn't fix the damage the last issue inflicted, but it still might provide a small dose of catharsis. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Sep 13, 2017

    At least the final page excited me. It was the only page of the issue that did, but it left me with hope for the next storyline. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 13, 2017

    Plans are enacted, plans are thwarted, and I can't help but feel like we've trod this ground before. A fairly flat ending to a pretty sluggish story arc, this book has its moments but overall it's just a pastiche of japes and jests and wholesale murder. In that light, it could be worse. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 13, 2017

    Readers and fans should be pissed. With one issue, Williams completely undoes everything that's been building for more than a year now. All of my praise about Williams' ability to play into consequences" Yeah, I take that back. All of it! If you're reading trades, stop with the Zod arc. Just stop there. "Kill Your Darlings," specifically this issue, is insanely frustrating for anyone who feels invested in the narrative. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Sep 13, 2017

    This issue just disappointed be deeply. The only hope I have for this series is a switch from biweekly to monthly, along with a shake-up of the team. I'd like to see more interesting characters take the spotlight. Hell, Williams almost struck gold with that hammer guy who could only say "peanut". But then he died. Anyway. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Sep 15, 2017

    This story had a lot of promise but opted for a quick, uncomplicated, and boring resolution that doesnt pay off all that build up in any sort of meaningful way. Read Full Review

  • 3.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 14, 2017

    Whatever momentum this series has managed to build up over the past year has mostly faded thanks to the "Kill Your Darlings" arc. This issue attempts to cap off the long-brewing conflict with Direktor Karla and the People, but it does so in very abrupt, unsatisfying fashion. Read Full Review

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