Suicide Squad #5

Suicide Squad #5

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Jim Lee, Scott Williams Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 23
8.1Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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"THE BLACK VAULT" part five! Amanda Waller needs Kryptonite, and only Lex Luthor has it! But for the Metropolis mastermind, a deal like this won't be cheap-or easy. It's a war on two fronts as Waller leads a smoldering charm offensive in the Lexcorp penthouse while the Suicide Squad attacks the most heavily guarded subbasement on the entire planet.
And in the back up story she saved the Squad's bacon in the Black Vault, but who is Hack?  Where did she come from?  And why is she such a Harley Quinn fangirl?  Discover the secrets of the Suicide Squad's newest recruit in this crucial tale by series writer Rob Williams and red-hot artis more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Oct 28, 2016

    Look, this is only the fifth issue. If you are not reading this series, you are really missing out. Action. Humor. Story. Characters that are so real you forget this is fiction. Oh yeah…and Jim Lee. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 26, 2016

    Suicide Squad continues to be great with good storytelling and top notch art. It should be considered equal to the best of the DC series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Oct 27, 2016

    "Shock Treatment" is easily the most gripping chapter of Suicide Squad's main story since its Rebirth special. There isn't much action here, nor is there much plot progression, but there's a whole lot of set-up and character development. Once you add in Hack's character spotlight " a story that add great intrigue to the main, arcing narrative " you're left with a real treat. I'm more excited for the future of Suicide Squad than I've ever been, and you should be as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 26, 2016

    Suicide Squad's format always prevents it from reaching its full potential, but this issue utilized it well. The cliffhanger certainly makes the next issue interesting. If Williams and Lee can maintain this consistency, Suicide Squad will continue to deliver albeit in smaller doses. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 26, 2016

    By the end of Suicide Squad #5 I'd call this the start of the next chapter in this book because it feels like we are dealing with a whole new ind of monster. The mission is one thing, though what happens after is like something different altogether. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 26, 2016

    We take a little welcome breather after the all-out action-fest that was the last story arc, and find some interactions developing between certain teammates that are...goofy. But intriguing! The stuff about the composition of the Black Vault is also pretty compelling, and I wonder if that's the real prize here. The back-up looks glorious, and it's a pretty good origin story for one of the Squad members besides. Check it out, it won't bite (except for Killer Croc.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Oct 26, 2016

    Although not as action packed as the issues in the first arc, Suicide Squad #5 makes it clear that Rob Williams is trying to tell stories that focus as much on the characters has the explosions they cause. Often an with team book the “headline” characters can pull focus at the expense of supporting players but that is not an issue in this book, with each character getting an opportunity to express their own voice. While Rob Williams writing alone would make this a great book, the addition of Jim Lee’s art makes it one of the top books on the shelf today. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 26, 2016

    Suicide Squad continues to be plagued by pacing issues caused by the unusual, 10-page story structure. Even so, this issue offers more great visuals, some solid team-building and hints that the series will slowly shift away from the movie-inspired approach it's taken so far. This book is entertaining, but with some fine-tuning it could be even better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jon Arvedon Oct 28, 2016

    The pacing of the book is done a disservice by the abrupt tonal shift between the two narratives, but it's still an enjoyable read, with a great cliffhanger for the main story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Oct 28, 2016

    The artwork is great of course. I don't think anyone had doubts about Jim Lee being solid with his pencils. Although if they are the reason for these short main stories in the pages, which I'm sure they are, then I do think that's a problem. Overall, I do like the inclusion of Zod as a potential pawn of Waller as ridiculous as her idea is to control a Kryptonian. It makes for a good threat and certainly sets the stage for the coming Justice League vs Suicide Squad storyline. Read Full Review

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