Suicide Squad #40

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Eduardo Pansica, Julia Ferriera Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
6.8Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

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"BREAK THROUGH THE WALL" finale! The Squad faces down the Wall as their fate hangs in the balance. If the Squad doesn't stop the Wall, the U.S. government will be demolished!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Apr 25, 2018

    Overall, Suicide Squad as a title has ups and downs, and is sometimes dramatically uneven, but Suicide Squad #40 is by far the series' strongest issue to date and gives readers a real reason to invest their time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton May 2, 2018

    This issue is, in every way, a worthy successor to Ostrander. Its the Suicide Squad that I have always wanted to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 25, 2018

    Suicide Squad #40 brings ‘Break Through The Wall' to a stunning conclusion. This had nothing to do with the action, and that is what makes this a welcomed finish to a story arc. As you would expect, nothing will be the same moving forward, and the headspace of these characters should hopefully change the atmosphere that comes with this team in the following missions. It would be a crime to move to the next story and see nothing from the fallout. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Apr 27, 2018

    Continuing the trend, a new issue brings with it a new artist. Jack Herbert lends his artistic talent to this issue ofSuicide Squad and he does a brilliant job with the action panels. This issue however, could have done with an artist more suited to facial expressions. This issue was wrought with emotion, but sadly, the art didn't accompany the writing or feel of the comic. Still an excellent conclusion overall though. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 25, 2018

    This storyline has been decent enough, but it was time to move on. Hopefully Williams has some fresh twists and possible new members to add to the ranks to liven things up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 26, 2018

    Overall, this run has been middling to poor, but this issue is probably one of its best. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Apr 27, 2018

    It's not a bad book, but it also just doesn't feel quite right to me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Apr 25, 2018

    The artwork was pretty good for this issue. I still love the design for the Walls outfit. It may be a little over the top American, but it really does work, especially considering what his job is supposed to be. I loved all the electrical effects and how they successfully implied they were Hack's doing without having to tell us. It was very effective. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Soozee Carmichael Apr 25, 2018

    While it was cool to see Waller's backstory, the comic is called Suicide Squad. I feel like there was so much potential with this storyline and it felt a little short to me. Too much wrap up too quickly by the end. I would like to see the whole team a little more often. Can we try, DC, to try a little harder to be a little better, m'kay? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Apr 25, 2018

    The person behind The Wall freaking out and downloading Amanda Waller's contact info turns out to be just who you expected, and the denouement is less than satisfying. I think, however, that I'm going to apply to be a member of the Suicide Squad. Chances are you won't have to do anything but make fart jokes half the time. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Apr 27, 2018

    This book is uninspired and has no interest in stretching passed its formula and is in desperate need of a reboot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nihilist Apr 25, 2018

    Suicide Squad's issue with very little of Suicide Squad itself was a surprisingly enjoyable read for run's mediocre standards. It broke the stagnation I've felt for a long, long time, and even if that's just a brief filler, I would say it was better than most of previous issues we've got so far.
    Do I recommend it? Maybe... It sure isn't anything outstanding, but if Suicide Squad is your guilty pleasure, or you don't have anything better to read at the moment (like yours truly), #40 may be what you're looking for.

  • 5.0
    Herushalaim Apr 28, 2018

    This wasn't very good. I'm so sick of everytime there are any stakes, the writer takes them away. The whole crux of the issue is whether Amanda cares more about her work than her family. And she proves that she cares more about her family... until she reveals that the files Hack was going to release were false. So it's like, what was so difficult about her decision? All the weight of it was cut out from underneath. And if that wasn't bad enough, the files weren't even released anyway so it's like doubly bad. It would've been cool to deal with the fallout of Waller's decision but instead everything's wrapped up nice and tidily for the next arc of this boring series.

  • 7.5
    Troy Apr 28, 2018

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