Suicide Squad #42

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Jose Luis, Jordi Tarragona Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 23, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
7.4Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

"CONSTRICTION" part two! Cornered by the Suicide Squad, Deadshot won't allow anything to stand in the way of him saving his daughter - not even his Task Force X teammates!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jun 3, 2018

    A really fun issue, setting up a promising one to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 23, 2018

    Suicide Squad #42 was both action-packed and engaging for the second chapter of this story arc. This issue added satisfying depth to the team-ups and where they could go right or wrong. The anticipation still stands to see how far Deadshot will be willing to go in order to save Zoe, and how these other forces will challenge him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark May 23, 2018

    Please DC, give the comic a run of good artists. It is currently the only thing this run is missing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum May 23, 2018

    Suicide Squad delivers another strong issue with just the right balance between Batman and Deadshot's quest, Zoe Lawson's predicament with Kobra, and Amanda Waller's counter plan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Christian Ruiz May 25, 2018

    The book is a great read and brings in different aspects of the DC Universe to reveal relationships we don't always feel are on the minds of our heroes, but are. This book make it clear that the decisions they make have a big tie to the underlying friendships they carry. It's a great read for any Suicide Squad or even Batman fan! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 25, 2018

    All in all, it's a pretty decent issue. Not as good as it can be, but it's certainly better than where we have been. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 23, 2018

    Some sweet action and new developments with the Kobra crew (krew?) makes for a good time reading. Plus a membership shake-up for Suicide Squad, finally? Color me excited. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 23, 2018

    Williams is making this work, but I'm ready for this arc to wrap to return to more of the Squad doing dirty missions no one else will touch. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph May 25, 2018

    This is exactly what I think Suicide Squad should be focusing on: smaller stories with simpler concepts, instead of city-wide destruction and still pretending it's a secret task force. But really, if you've been looking to get into Suicide Squad I'd recommend you do so now that it's actually getting good. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Corps - Matt Granberry May 23, 2018

    This story is not bad by any means, but I found myself wanting a little more substance from the story. It just reads like a good continuation of part 1 with no real surprises or plot twists. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 24, 2018

    It's not to say that Williams and Luis don't do some decent work with Batman and Deadshot, but it's fairly middle-of-the-road fare. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Bob Moriarty May 25, 2018

    Whatever you think of this team for the Suicide Squad, the team thats presenting the Suicide Squad is doing a really good job and Im looking forward to seeing how this plays out between Batman, Floyd Lawton, the rest of the Squad and Amanda Waller. The pieces are set up for an interesting confrontation and so far these creators havent let us down, no reason to suspect they wont be able to stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt May 23, 2018

    The artwork is sort of interesting here. We're seeing the typical Suicide Squad art styles, but there's a lot more Batman that usual, for obvious reasons. The differences between the two series aren't huge, but they do exist. It was also interesting to see a Flash villain drawn in Suicide Squad style. The design for Harley still isn't great, but at least she's a pretty small point for this plot. Hopefully after this is all said and done they start going back to their roots a bit more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 24, 2018

    Overall, the series still suffers from an overly villainous Amanda Waller, as she tries to hunt down Batman and Deadshot, and lack of any real development for its main characters. You know, the same issues over the last forty-odd issues. Read Full Review

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