Suicide Squad #30

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Barnaby Bagenda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 22, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
6.2Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

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"THE SECRET HISTORY OF TASK FORCE X" part four! The very first threat faced by the original Task Force X was a creature known as the Red Wave, a beast with the power to reduce the whole planet to ashes-and Harley Quinn's heading right for it! But before Deadshot can warn the clown princess, his team is set upon by an army the likes of which the Squad's never seen before. Someone is desperate to protect the secret of Task Force X, even if it means destroying Amanda Waller herself!

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Dec 5, 2017

    Rob Williams is a genius at making the unlovable , lovable and highlighting the brilliance and dichotomy needed to make an anti-hero a full blown hero. When combined with Phillips Briones stellar artwork, Suicide Squad #30 is a tour de force powerhouse that brings this story arc up a notch and makes it one of the best issues in the latest incarnation of the Suicide Squad story so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 22, 2017

    It could always be better, it can always be worse, that is the life of this team whenever they spring into action. Suicide Squad #30 added so much context to this plot and story that was worth the wait to reach. Great suspense up to this point when there were a number of times when you thought you may have figured things out only for the creative team to tease something else. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Nov 24, 2017

    Rob 'King Of The Cliffhanger' Williams has written another sterling issue. I do not envy him, as he's written a few titles as well as Suicide Squad in recent months. The way he writes life, death, emotion and action is enviable. When married with great art, this title is a real winner. I've always liked Rob's writing, now I really want to see more of Philippe Briones' work too. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Michael McGale Nov 26, 2017

    A lot of brilliant moments from the Squad faves, especially Harley and Katana in this issue. Red Wave's evil plans for Earth are certainly about as drastic as it gets for the Suicide Squad, however this reviewer doesn't expect it will turn out to be one of the great DC villains any time soon and hopefully issues will expand more on the Argent/Task Force X history in the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Nov 25, 2017

    The art style is very beautiful but different from the main story. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 23, 2017

    It's been the same story with every chapter of "The Secret History of Task Force X." The lack of a consistent visual style really hinders what could have been an epic new conflict for the Suicide Squad. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 22, 2017

    With the long anticipated ace Williams has kept up his sleeve for months, I'm far more excited about the future of the book with the payoff of this arc. If it took this arc to get there, it will to some extent be worth it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Nov 26, 2017

    Suicide Squad #30 is a cheesy, but fun, action-packed romp about space. Whether you like this story or not will mostly depend on whether you like the idea of the Suicide Squad in space. I'm not the biggest fan of this concept, but even I have to admit there's plenty of entertainment to be had here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Nov 24, 2017

    A well paced and action history issue. It isn't perfect, but I enjoyed it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Nov 22, 2017

    As for the artwork in the main part of the issue, on the whole, I really enjoyed it. I always love the crisp lines and bright colors that tend to appear in Suicide Squad. Though some of the facial expressions are humorous at times " lots of grimacing and shocked faces, things like that. The artist used some cross-hatching to help define lighter shadows but was unafraid to nearly black out parts to imply deeper shadows in areas (even if that resulted in hiding a character's face). I have to say I absolutely love the way Red Wave has been designed, he's a blend between demonic and dragon-like, and I just find him (it?) really well rendered. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Dec 1, 2017

    Despite the much-needed action, the story has come to a crawl, growing dull with every passing page. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Dec 1, 2017

    Despite the much-needed action, the story has come to a crawl, growing dull with every passing page. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 23, 2017

    The fourth chapter of "The Secret History of Task Force X" delivers a lot of widescreen action in the service of a plot that is unfortunately completely incoherent. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 22, 2017

    Events in this story double back on themselves, rendering at least one of the issues in the arc redundant. Also, Red Wave is very silly. Which, come to think of it, is one of the more enjoyable parts of this issue. Read Full Review

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