Suicide Squad #45

Writer: Rob Williams, Dan Abnett Artist: Jose Luis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 8, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 8
8.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Don't miss part one of "Sink Atlantis," continuing in AQUAMAN #39, also on sale in August! After Aquaman's undersea kingdom rises to become a world power of the surface, the Suicide Squad must infiltrate the city and send it back to the depths or die trying. But sinking Aquaman's city isn't Task Force X's only objective in Atlantis. There's something buried there that Amanda Waller wants, and this is her chance to claim it.  

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - B.K. Derbidge Aug 28, 2018

    A beautifully presented, dramatically tense story that imperils the lives of many. I really cant wait to see how the Squad gets out of this mess and how Atlantis moves forward in their brave new surface-world (though we'll need to read about it in Aquaman #39). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 8, 2018

    I really enjoyed Williams first installment of this crossover. Seeing how closely he worked with Abnett makes all the difference in my interest level. This might seem like an random mini-event, but Sink Atlantis shows a ton of potential. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Aug 8, 2018

    The artwork in this issue is probably one of the strongest I've seen in aSuicide Squad comic for a long time. I only hope that they keep the creative team on board with this run. This comic is going from strength to strength, I would seriously recommend picking it up this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Aug 9, 2018

    I'm not usually one for the SUICIDE SQUAD books, particularly in the New 52 Rebirth incarnation, but this issue has all the right stuff, and I look forward to picking up AQUAMAN #39 next week to see how it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 17, 2018

    The issue leads directly into the next issue of Aquaman, where the action really gets going. But its a fun start with a good twist at the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 8, 2018

    Adding some Aquaman to some stiffly-whisked Suicide Squad turns out to be a good recipe for an interesting story and entertaining dialogue. Perhaps the events in this issue aren't entirely unexpected, but I think you'll find that the outcomes aren't obvious. Some new team members inject new life into a team that had become rather stale over time. Nice job! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 8, 2018

    It's a lot of fun. The art by Luis is pretty good as well. He's developing into a hell of a talent. It has a lot of funny moments, a ton of crazy adventure, and cool hero shots. What more could you ask for? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 8, 2018

    ‘Sink Atlantis' is a story arc that introduces a mission that's right up the alley of Task Force X. You look for the kind of mission that they are meant to be doing, and this was the answer. One where they face a superpower, and at worst they are used to deny any involvement of the US government. Not to mention you have the moments where they show again that they aren't your average villains who act without second-guessing the why. Suicide Squad #45 is a great point to jump back into the action without needing to read Aquaman or have read Dark Nights: Metal. A big plus if you ask me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Christian Ruiz Aug 15, 2018

    A great setup to what I hope will be an incredible story, issue 45 of Suicide Squad definitely is a great read and the perfect template for big story setups, Definitely check it out! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 8, 2018

    With a pared down Squad and a clear conflict, I'm intrigued by this new arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Bob Moriarty Aug 10, 2018

    Theres a little something in this book for almost everyone. The rotating cast means each arc can have a different dramatic slant, but Rob Williams anchors the feel with a very consistent recipe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Aug 10, 2018

    While this issue is just the setup for now, the creative team finds a way to unite both series' worlds through both solid artwork and well-written characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Nicole Drum Aug 8, 2018

    Even for the engaging concept and interesting characters, there's just something lacking this issue and that thing is the well-developed Amanda Waller we got a few issues ago. Read Full Review

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