Suicide Squad #31

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Barnaby Bagenda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 13, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
6.5Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

"The Secret History of Task Force X" part five! As the Suicide Squad continues to fight a war on two fronts, Harley Quinn is faced with an impossible choice-bring her former teammate Rick Flag back from the Phantom Zone... or send the monstrous Red Wave beast into oblivion. Meanwhile, Deadshot and company discover the identity of the person who started this war-and the truth is too shocking to believe!

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

    I have no idea how Mr. Williams and the team are going to finish this story, but I am well, and truly invested. This issue was another in a great run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Dec 13, 2017

    Suicide Squad #31is beautifully written, brilliantly crafted and a perfect combination of art and story that draws the reader in and immerses them so fully in the drama that you forget that it's a comic book. If you want to feel real feelings about imaginary characters, this is the issue to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 13, 2017

    Suicide Squad #31 was a good mix of emotion and action, just how you like it when it comes to this book. The theme again is sacrifice, and it never hurts to emphasize that this is a big part of the job description. Well that and its also in the name. The events here were defining and memorable when almost everything about this story had tragic written all over it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 18, 2018

    The art on this one is ok, but nothing to write home about. I am not sure why there is such difficulty getting a regular art team on this title, and the quality varies widely. True, the mood remains intact despite the change, thats a positive thing. But I long for better visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Dec 13, 2017

    There were quite a few things I loved about the artwork for this issue. The Phantom Zone being shown as creeping ice was a beautiful touch. It made it both creepy (no pun intended) and gave it a more realistic edge. I'll admit that the spacesuits the team wears still bother me " they look more like mech suits than spacesuits, when you think about it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 13, 2017

    This fairly middling story arc continues to plod along at a pace much slower than it should, and the romantic entanglements of people that are little more than congealed ghosts are shrug-worthy. Red Wave is too crazy-looking a monster for this kind of cerebral treatment. Better he rampage through Tokyo than be subjected to this long-winded chapter. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Dec 20, 2017

    Not a great example of this series, which I am otherwise a huge fan of. If it wasn't on my pull list I probably would've put this book back on the shelf. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 14, 2017

    At some point, Suicide Squad lost all semblance of a clear, cohesive visual style, and that's something DC really needs to address. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Dec 14, 2017

    Part 5 of "The Secret History of Task Force X" fumbles hard! With major pacing issues already plaguing the story, the narrative becomes even worse when new plot developments completely undermine a large reason this story even exists. I'm not sure what happened with Williams following the General Zod arc, but his work just hasn't been the same since. It's too bad because Suicide Squad was one of the most engaging stories to come out of Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 14, 2017

    This is actually one of the better issues of the series in a bit, as it has a decent horror aesthetic and strong art by Barnaby Bagenda, but the story and the characters are still rather lacking. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Dec 16, 2017

    Despite the return of a former Squad member, this storyline continues to drag at the penultimate issue. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Dec 15, 2017

    This arc has gone on way too long and continues to confuse and frustrate. My biggest problem with this storyline, is that I just dont particularly care how they get out of this one. Do better folks, the readers deserve it. Read Full Review

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