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Suicide Squad Annual #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Ronan Cliquet Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 22, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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Thrown together to apprehend an escaped inmate, Solomon Grundy, Rag Doll and Merlyn head into the muck surrounding Belle Reve, but no one is prepared for a meeting with the Swamp Thing. Bodies decay quickly in the bayous of Louisiana, and the avatar of the Green doesn't care if the Squad makes it out alive.

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Aug 22, 2018

    Loaded with action, humor and plenty of spine-tingling moments, this is the Suicide Squad at its finest! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 23, 2018

    I will admit that some of the deaths in this issue hit hard, taking out villains that I had loved, and who I still feel have potential. But overall this is just bloody swamp soaked fun, with Waller at her coldest and most manipulative. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Aug 22, 2018

    My only hope is that the future of the mainstreamSuicide Squad comic blends with this Annual issue. If not, I hope this becomes an extended run, and not just a mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Aug 22, 2018

    A solid tale with a wonderful cast of characters, some not seen for years. Lots of room for follow-up and some great moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 22, 2018

    Suicide Squad Annual #1 was an enjoyable side mission for what it ended up being. We pretty much were led to take this for what it is. A different team, more expendable, bolder mission parameters, but all the same a fairly somber finish. The intent didn't seem to be aiming for memorable, but I will give credit that this was thinking outside of the box. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Aug 22, 2018

    Overall, Suicide Squad Annual #1 delivers a solid story with well-done, fitting art and is absolutely worth the read -- as well as the questions it will leave you with as to just who the bad guys are and what real monsters look like. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Aug 22, 2018

    A fun horror comic with some weird humor on top. There are a few inconsistencies in the art that might raise questions while reading, and the comic's ending is ambiguous and open. But on the whole, this is a good, well-paced, suspenseful horror story featuring obscure characters. Prepare for a high body count, gore and a lot of ghosts, and enjoy this break from the usual. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 22, 2018

    As an annual that doesn't feature any of the regular members besides Waller, this isn't essential reading. It does capture the darker side of the Suicide Squad and the somewhat shocking events show there's no guarantee that every mission will be a success. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Aug 27, 2018

    A creepy, exciting, and wildly enjoyable Squad book that hits all the right beats and is easy to follow whether or not you read the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 22, 2018

    A good horror/supernatural one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 22, 2018

    Here's a creepy side story involving Amanda Waller and an all-new roster for the Suicide Squad, which falls unfortunately flat at the end after ratcheting the tension up over a full issue. It looks spectacular, and it's properly atmospheric, but this story fails to satisfy despite having some really cool character moments and spookiness. Maybe it will read better in October. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 22, 2018

    The brutal finish, and a confrontation between Waller and Swamp Thing, definitely make this worth reading, but it feels like a complete contrast between this and the A-list Williams run. I'm not sure either extreme is the perfect fit. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Bob Moriarty Aug 24, 2018

    All in all, Suicide Squad Annual #1 gets a little bit of extra credit for bucking the trend and combining parts to give a sense of whole to this book that isnt initially expected. Whereas these books are often dollar bin fodder at best, For the Wicked, No Rest, hefts a bit of weight and delivers a high impact story letting the characters do exactly what their mission parameters specify; Act as a stop-gap and fill in for absentee bigger names. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Christian Ruiz Aug 28, 2018

    The book was fine for an annual but did make me miss the main team and psyched me up for the return of the arc centered in Atlantis. While i would love to go back to Belle Reeve and learn who else resides in the walls and what other teams could be made, the teams have to be fun and enjoyable to further the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nihilist Aug 22, 2018

    I don't know what's happening, but Suicide Squad comics not only have become readable, but good in recent months. Genuinely good. And this annual issue is precisely what Suicide Squad comics should be about - disposable bunch of unlikely soldiers facing impossible odds. You won't see it with the main cast - Deadshot, Harley, or even Captain Boomerang - they're untouchable and irreplaceable, which with all honesty is a bummer defeating the point of the entire Task Force X. Seeing some Z-listers instead of them is a welcome change in my book. It's refreshing, and gives the new, temporary, team more room to tell an unpredictable story. Especially when the "villain" (or the victim?) is a completely new character we know nothing about, and littl more

  • 8.0
    Simon DelMonte Aug 23, 2018

    How did no one ever have Swamp Thing and Amanda Waller collide till now?

  • 8.0
    Herushalaim Aug 24, 2018

  • 8.0
    Troy Aug 28, 2018

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