Suicide Squad #47

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Philippe Briones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
7.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

While the rest of the Suicide Squad is busy with their undersea exploits in Atlantis, Amanda Waller ships Captain Boomerang down under on a mission to save his home country! Someone's planted nukes all across Australia, and it's up to Boomerang to hunt them down with an old friend from the Australian Secret Service. It's one last mission as Captain Boomerang: Agent of Oz, and he's got a license to give a bloke a right kicking!

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 17, 2018

    This story is, frankly, good enough that it makes me want Boomerang to get his own series, even though I know full well that such a book would not be able to sustain itself. All I can hope for is that there will be another Suicide Squad issue that puts the spotlight on him. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Swanson Oct 17, 2018

    This is an overall fantastic and funny story that features an unlikely hero in a very unlikely situation, and artwork that only adds to the comedy of the comic. It is very rare that Captain Boomerang is portrayed in a heroic light--well, almost heroic--but Suicide Squad #47 is definitely worth the buy, and would make a great addition to any collectors collection. Will it be worth something in the future? Probably not, but it is a very hilarious read for those looking for an interesting story to pass their time. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 10, 2018

    I honestly don't know how to sum up my feelings about Suicide Squad #47. If you were looking for Captain Boomerang shenanigans, then that is what you got. Now if you weren't also looking for a strong character exploration, then this was also a treat. We got down to the very foundation of what makes this bloke tick. The things that made him despicable, and the things that make him somewhat redeemable. You couldn't have asked for a better version of him than what was delivered here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Oct 10, 2018

    Rob Williams and Philippe Briones have created a fun, done-in-one issue exploring Captain Boomerang. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum Oct 10, 2018

    The story is packed with both humor and heart, giving a deeper look at Captain Boomerang's life. It's frankly refreshing for a series that too frequently has far too much Harley Quinn being, well, Harley Quinn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Bob Moriarty Oct 12, 2018

    Suicide Squad is a book with a storied history. The Say Hello to the Badguy aesthetic that served it so well in the early days of the New 52 and before were maybe over-extended by the time the movie hit theaters. And the stylized two and a half hour music video we got at that time perhaps didnt do wonders for the source material. But if you arent reading Suicide Squad now because of what came before, what you think you know about it now, you owe it to yourself (not to mention the creators) to go out on a limb next time you hit your LCS and check in with Wallers Task Force X. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 10, 2018

    Philippe Briones handles the art this issue. For the most part, Briones art is solid with some terrific layouts, but the weak point is the occasional flat and elongated faces. Briones doesnt have that challenge with Boomerang, but with more traditional looking characters, its more obvious. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Oct 11, 2018

    An excellent filler issue to tie the fans over until the next story run. Williams and Briones add an extra layer to the beloved character of Captain Boomerang. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 11, 2018

    This felt like it should have been more than one issue, because the resolution feels very rushed " and because it's one of the better issues of the series overall thanks to its character focus. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 10, 2018

    This issue provides a break in the usual action by involving Captain Boomerang in a series of massive explosions. It makes sense if you read it. A visually-strong issue that is light on story, which might be just the ticket for this kind of one-off silliness. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 12, 2018

    The story is as by the numbers as they get. The art isn't half bad but it's very basic. It mostly just feels like a fill in issue. The writing is strained and forced for a lot of it. But whatever. It's silly and predictable and does offer some fun moments. It just could be a ton better but what can you do. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Oct 11, 2018

    I think the comic's biggest struggle is balancing out character moments and action sequences. It seems to try to be both a character-piece centered around Boomerang, and an entertaining, light-hearted action comic that races toward the finish line. Had the creative team committed to either the one approach or the other, I think the narrative would've been stronger. Read Full Review

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