Suicide Squad #6

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Jim Lee, Carlos D'Anda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 16, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 18
7.5Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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“THE BLACK VAULT” part six! With the secret of the Black Vault revealed, Rick Flag and Amanda Waller come to blows over what to actually do with it-assuming they can even control it! Can “The Wall” give up the deadliest weapon in the world-maybe in the galaxy? And what effect is the Vault having on everyone in Belle Reve?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Nov 16, 2016

    Hack is such an interesting character and now we know how important she is as Boomerang is inside her code. I am not sure how all of that will play out, but I know I would not want that lunatic living inside my brain. The next issue is called “Harley Quinn vs the Suicide Squad.” Really, it is not Harley Quinn but Dr. Quinzel. It is going to be so good. Thankfully, I only have to wait two weeks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Nov 18, 2016

    The Croc back-up story continues the high quality of these pieces. Amanda tells Croc information she has learned about his past. While Croc likes to play the mindless beast, Amanda knows he is not, and we get a tragic tale from his childhood. The piece does not get maudlin or try to tug the heartstrings, and succeeds all the more for that. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 16, 2016

    Suicide Squad #6 packs two strong stories into one issue this week. Ideally, the main story would stretch out a full issue, but Williams has a better grasp on fitting cliffhangers to keep readers on edge. Despite the wonky format, this was another quality outing for the Squad. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 16, 2016

    Suicide Squad #6 is madness in the best of ways when Waller's curiosity invites trouble to her own doorstep. Could the main stories be a little bit longer? Sure, but as long as the stories at the end are still quality we are still getting our monies worth in action and exploration. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Nov 16, 2016

    Once again Rob Williams has found the perfect balance between action and story that keeps a reader entertained and eager to come back for more. The dynamic action scenes and the close up of characters faces really give Jim Lee’s art a chance to shine in this issue. Once again it is the backup story that brings the real heart in this issue as we explore the tragic childhood and origin of the Squad’s most monstrous member. As unpredictable as the Squad themselves, there is no telling where Rob Williams’ story will go, but what is certain is that is bound to be as entertaining as anything currently on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Nov 17, 2016

    When you break this issue down, there's a whole lot of conflict, and not much else" but damn is it enjoyable! I wasn't too familiar with William's work prior to this, but he's made me believer. He has a clear plot, but balances a number of genres and tones within each issue. This is the Suicide Squad that I've been waiting for, and it's definitely a must-read. If you've been skipping out on this wild ride, then you're missing out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 21, 2016

    Ultimately, if there's any one weakness to Suicide Squad, it's that the series has to be truncated to accommodate for Jim Lee's drawing schedule " but at the same time, looking at Lee's pages, you might see that DC has a compelling point for the strategy. Suicide Squad #6 is the definition of "short but sweet," with Williams and Lee bringing lots of action and violence to DC's favorite crew of ne'er-do-wells, and proves to be one of the publisher's most fun books of the week. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 16, 2016

    After six issues, Suicide Squad's choppy structure is still an annoying flaw plaguing an otherwise enjoyable comic. This issue delivers plenty of violent chaos and dynamic action, along with a handful of memorable character moments amid all the carnage. The Killer Croc story ranks among the stronger backup stories to date. But at some point it would be nice to see all 20 pages devoted to the main storyline for a change. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 16, 2016

    As a package, there isn't a better Suicide Squad comic on the shelves today (and probably won't be for a while). The characters are interesting, the action fast, and the stakes very high. The shorter main story hasn't been much of a problem as of yet, though some decompression issues do make you wish there was more when the issue's over. Unfortunately, in Suicide Squad #6 the story progresses very slowly and feels underbaked. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Nov 18, 2016

    This issue is all over the place for me. I liked the character moments we got in the cafeteria, but ninety percent of this issue was fighting. I need a little more substance than that. Especially in only twelve pages of story. Harley was a standout this issue, as we get to see a side of her we haven't seen in quite a long time. And Katana definitely shows us that she could easily be the most dangerous person on the team. She's a freaking samurai and a ninja all rolled into one. Williams did a good job of subtlety hinting at this in last issue and even throughout this issue before the reveal of what was really going on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 16, 2016

    A pretty mediocre offering that advances the story by a small increment, and a back-up that is nothing to write home about. I feel like this book has been doing the same thing forever, only teasing us with new character developments but rarely following up on them in a satisfying way. Gotta say, Jim Lee's art is looking a little sloppy here. I'm not going to draw any hypotheses from this, though. Not every time out can be a step up to the plate homerun. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Nov 21, 2016

    Suicide Squad #6 was alright, but splitting the main story with a back-up story really hinders the enjoyment of the issue. You honestly get 12 pages of main storyline and a redone Killer Croc origin that is pretty lame. This issue suffers because of this split and the main plot doesnt get the chance to progress enough. That aside, the art in both sections of the book is excellent. Once this series gets rid of the back-up stories and focuses on the main plot, it will be a better book. Read Full Review

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