Suicide Squad #44

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 11, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
7.3Critic Rating
4.6User Rating

Guest-starring Batman! The noose tightens on the Squad in part four of "Constriction," and someone may be dancing at the end of a rope before it's all said and done. The murderous Kobra is looking to put the squeeze on Deadshot's daughter, Zoe. Even with the Dark Knight's backup, will the Squad be ready for Kobra's bait-and-switch?

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Jul 12, 2018

    This was everything it could have been. It was the perfect conclusion to one of the best stories I have read in a very long time. This was genuinely perfect. I loved everything about it. The art, the writing. More like this please! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jul 14, 2018

    Astoundingly, this story even comes with a happy ending, a rarity for a Suicide Squad tale. Yet it works, and does so perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 11, 2018

    Suicide Squad #44 brings this story to a close and it was one worth telling. If you felt that Deadshot has been getting the short end of the stick as of late, this short arc more than makes up for it in a way that truly only focuses on him without the reliance on the rest of the Suicide Squad to work off of. It goes without saying that Deadshot is not like the other villains, even if he thinks he is, and this story drove that message home through emotion, action, and character dissection. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jul 11, 2018

    Though the big story twist is ostensibly revealed on the cover, this is still a worthwhile read for the character work and high action. This has been one of the most enjoyable story arcs in Suicide Squad in recent memory. You'll even chuckle a little, I promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Bob Moriarty Jul 13, 2018

    While the story lagged at moments in earlier issues, this final chapter was a fun, fast-paced read with a quality of art that rose above some of the previous installments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Jul 11, 2018

    This was a decent ending to the whole Deadshot and the kidnapped daughter plot. Admittedly the whole Deadshot getting possessed bit was a little much, but otherwise everything was pretty interesting. And it mostly fit in with all of the characters too, which is perfect. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Christian Ruiz Jul 13, 2018

    Overall, the book was a great read and a great conclusion to an arc that was extremely layered and symbolic. Batman taking over the group was a bit overshadowing, but I do hope the squad can bring in guests in the future that balance the team out and give stories new perspectives. I also hope the team goes on a few solo missions and truly showcase the skills that brought them together and hope Lawton won't be sidelined too long. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 11, 2018

    I have to say I have been loving the art on this title lately. Williams may be going crazy on that story but the art by Joe Bennett is good and creative. It grounds the story a bit which is a great thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Matt Granberry Jul 11, 2018

    The art of this is story doesn't over shadow the story at all. It compliments it in every way possible. Bennett does great work as far as the details of the characters, the expressions the look of the costumes, the way they move in the panels all good. The color use is on point as well. There is not a heavy handed use of color just the right amount to give the art the right amount of depth to it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Nicole Drum Jul 11, 2018

    Harley and Boomerang feel like afterthoughts, their presence in the story along with Captain Cold only there to provide an excuse for Amanda Waller to make an appearance in the issue. Unfortunately, it's a misstep that makes for a mediocre issue, despite the significant character growth on the part of Deadshot. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Watch - Brian Derbidge Jul 20, 2018

    The Suicide Squad title needs better vision, from the ground up, to meaningfully move it forward. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Jul 12, 2018

    I'm sad to say I can't really recommend this one, though, and it's probably only of interest to those who've been reading the arc anyway. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 12, 2018

    Overall, this story largely felt too thin for an extended arc, and by the end just about everything is back to status quo. Read Full Review

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