Suicide Squad #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 36
8.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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Task Force X-nicknamed the Suicide Squad-unites some of the DCU's unlikeliest villains for its bloodiest series yet! The Squad's new mission is to neutralize a new group of international super-terrorists known as the Revolutionaries-and not everyone on either side will make it out back alive! But when the U.S. government's most deniable team of do-badders realizes that the surviving Revolutionaries will be joining the Squad, all hell breaks loose! Who can Harley Quinn and Deadshot trust when their new teammates are the very people their crew was assigned to kill? The Suicide Squad doesn't just need to worry about surviving their next mission. more

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Dec 18, 2019

    Suicide Squad #1 is exactly the riot it should be. It's undiluted fun that actively chooses not to hold back in each moment. Read this series while you still can, it's bound to be changing drastically as each month goes by. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Dec 18, 2019

    First issues are often hit or miss, and this one hits it out of the ballpark. Tom Taylor has put together a fun team of both new and old characters and set the stage for some really interesting conflict in the future. Again, because it bears repeating, the book is stunning. The creative team pulled out all the stops this time, giving us something that's a joy to look at as well as read. It's easy to tell just from this first issue that there's a plan for this story, and after such a well balanced and fun start, I cannot wait to see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 18, 2019

    All told, Suicide Squad #1 was a huge surprise for me. With cool new characters from the far corners of the globe and an entertaining vibe, I cannot state enough how much I enjoyed this issue. If the high level of the quality present here can be kept up I cannot wait for what is to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 18, 2019

    A must read for fans of the classic run as well as a great starting point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Daily Fandom - Megan Prevost Dec 22, 2019

    Overall, it's a nicely crafted first issue that makes me interested to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Dec 30, 2019

    Suicide Squad #1 is a strong debut from DC comics, introducing several new characters and a new status quo for Task Force X. Its exciting to see Taylor and Redondo playing in this new sandbox, and it will be even more exciting to see what happens when this new Squad bounces up against the rest of the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Cody White Dec 24, 2019

    Suicide Squad #1(Taylor, Redondo) arrives and carries with it a familiar sense of apprehension for old school Squad readers. Anybody could be offed at any moment as Task Force X returns to its past glory. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Dec 19, 2019

    Tom Taylor breathes new life into the Suicide Squad. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Dec 22, 2019

    While I treasure John Ostranders version of the team, every incarnation that has come since then has felt like a pale imitation. Taylor is adding something new, taking a different angle, yet maintaining enough of a sense of continuity that this should not push away longtime fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 18, 2019

    Suicide Squad has been a troubled property for a while, with several comic runs and a movie losing sight of the strength of the concept and turning it into a generic action plot full of a-listers who know won't die. It only takes Tom Taylor, who turned "DC Zombies" into one of the best books of 2019 and spun gold out of a video game tie-in, to fix all its problems with Suicide Squad #1, a fascinating beginning that feels like a breath of fresh air and brings back the tension of the Ostrander run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Dec 18, 2019

    They didn't lie, this just might be the wildest incarnation of the Squad ever seen. Suicide Squad #1 is a strong departure from everything we once knew about the way this team worked. After so many iterations of the team, the feeling is good to finally have a creative team that is bold enough to give us something we have never seen before. It's a new frontier that should pay off s long as Tom Taylor continues digging into his bag of tricks to keep us at the edge of our seats. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Dec 18, 2019

    Take this new character, Osita. She is a terrorist and even if I can agree with some of her ideas, I can't agree with her actions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Dec 23, 2019

    And it wasn't just about the deaths actually happening, Bruno Redondo and Adriano Lucas went all out the artwork. Each one is a bit different, too. They're not all disgusting " though some absolutely are. But each made an impact. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Dec 18, 2019

    Suicide Squad #1 is action-packed, entertaining, and introduces a new Task Force X that is ready to take on the world. The story features many possible allies and enemies for the team and shakes up the status quo. With a seemingly endless amount of potential, it will be fun to see where the Squad can go from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 27, 2019

    It is a pretty fun read. The book is much better than the previous incarnation. But it still has a long way to go to match the manic tone of the original. I think that it can get there, though. Time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry Dec 18, 2019

    This debut issue is setting up a story that could be a fruitful deconstruction of the plot tropes that have become ingrained in the title for too long. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 18, 2019

    Taylor knows how to write engaging team books and while this first issue is more set up for the new status quo for the Squad. This is a fresh take on the team that allows for a far more expendable roster, which should help it become one of the more unpredictable DC reads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Dec 18, 2019

    So, whatever you do, don't get too attached to anybody" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kenneth Laster Dec 19, 2019

    "Suicide Squad" #1 is a strong first issue that creates a fun new direction for the series with a number of endearing characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 18, 2019

    A good opening salvo that would be tough to pull offfor average creative teams. Luckily, this group is far beyond average. If wecan stay at this level of excitement and intrigue, we may have a volume thatworks. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 24, 2019

    The same attention to striking detailing and coloring are provided to the “A-listers” as well, but again, it’s all over too quickly to really gain purchase. You wouldn’t think a comic being “too energetic” would be a negative, but Suicide Sqaud #1 will surely leave you wanting more. It has a killer hook, a ruthlessness that hasn’t been seen in recent runs, and fantastic artwork. It just needed just a touch more substance to be truly great. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 30, 2019

    There's not a big enough draw here for me to return anytime soon, although fans of more recent versions of Task Force X may find enough here to keep their interest. That said, I did enjoy Zebra Man's inclusion here, and Harley's questions about his gimmick. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Dec 19, 2019

    Diehard fans of the Suicide Squad may find something to enjoy in this new series, but for most readers, it's worth passing over. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    BitchWitcher Dec 18, 2019

    Tom Taylor gives us a great new squad full of personality, plus his usual apt handle on already well established characters such as Waller and Harley. A few emotional moments involving the new characters felt a bit unearned since we'd barely gotten to know them, but given Taylor's proclivity for fictitious bloodbaths there was no way everyone was coming out of this unscathed.

    Redondo and Lucas are an amazing art team as they've been since Injustice. The Squad is back, and I haven't been this excited for Task Force X in a long, long time!

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    EdNothIng Dec 18, 2019

    Não acredito que o tom Taylor me forçou a ler Esquadrão que ódioookkk

  • 9.5
    M1sf1r3 Dec 19, 2019

    I really enjoy Tom Taylor's work which is admittedly assisted by him also being Australian. The premise for the Squad sounds cool so let's see how he and Redondo go in this first issue.

    The Good:
    I really like the Revolutionaries. Enough to make me like them and find them interesting but still keeps me from getting too attached which is good because...

    The old Suicide Squad style from Ostrander's day is back! I love that this cast is mostly disposable and the two that won't be killed are there for a reason.

    Lok is a dick. I like it. It also is an interesting parallel from Waller as we have grown to know her over the years. Lok goes against that grain and it works brilliantly.

    Th more

  • 8.5
    jkrpg Dec 18, 2019

    I've never really been interested in Suicide Squad before, but the description of this run intrigued me, and I'm glad I picked it up. The creators managed to make me care about characters I'd seen in approximately three panels so that I would be sad when they died. Well done, jerks.

    8.5/10, eagerly awaiting more suffering.

  • 8.5
    allenquanobi Dec 18, 2019

    Enjoyed this a lot. Never been into suicide squad a lot, but this book really earns that name right off the bat, with many deaths happening. I like the dialogue between everyone, feels very Joss Whedon esque, quippy and comedic. I like the way the new characters were introduced too, they weren't shoe horned in, they have a reason for being there.

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Dec 21, 2019

    " I quit. "

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 20, 2019

    This was a solid debut issue. I have some issues with it. I don't like how... entrenched Deadshot and Harley are. Like, they're way more heroic than I feel they should be. Standing up for the rest of their "team" and that type of thing. I also don't like how Waller is in this issue. She's constantly taking shit, and I know we'll find out why eventually, but at the moment, it rubs me the wrong way. But despite those problems, I thought this was good. I'm actually interested in reading an issue of a new Suicide Squad run again.

  • 8.0
    drackula Dec 25, 2019

    I dont like Suicide Squad and Harleen, but i like work of Tom Taylor. And Tom surprised me. It was fun, it was bloody and full of action. In next issues will be new and old characters like a barrel of gunpowder - on a grill party.

  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Jan 30, 2020

    This wasn’t quite as good as I was expecting (hoping?) it would be, and there was some weird character stuff, but on the whole I definitely think this is head and shoulders above the recent stuff we’ve gotten.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Dec 22, 2019

    "This is the worst Suicide Squad ever assembled"

    Fun, entertaining, action-packed, bloody and fast-paced.

    This is what I want from a book titled Suicide Squad.

  • 7.0
    Nihilist Dec 18, 2019

    That's a nice way to refresh completely stagnant series Suicide Squad was in Rebirth. Not only we see that members of the team are, clearly, diposable, which should be the very point of the book, but also we see them being manipulated by the US military industrial complex to do its dirty bidding. For once it's not the Task Force X we root for, and I love that. Think about it - Waller is the devil we know, and despite being an awful person, she's a somewhat reliable leader who isn't evil per se. Lok, on the other hand, felt just repulsive to me, I loathe him, and I want him permanently gone. When a comic awekens such negative emotions in me, that's a good sign. On top of that, both Revolutionaries and him add a layer of political complexity more

  • 6.0
    Rascal4Hire Dec 19, 2019

    Almost good. Not quite there. Hope it gets better.

  • 9.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Jan 4, 2020

    Exactly what I was hoping for.

  • 9.0
    KesheR Jan 10, 2020

    That was unexpectedly good!!

  • 7.0
    Alloy Press Jan 4, 2020

    Familiar start to the series, and honestly most anti hero comics. Suicide Squad has always appealed to me because unlike most titles the danger feels real. Taylor brings about this sense of danger by killing off a few no names. My immediate fear is that this issue and its formula is a foreshadowing of all future issues. Harley and whatever A listers being held back while new lesser known squad members you never heard of die faster than we can properly care for them. I did like the political tones introduced alongside the pretty cheesy revolutionaries; I even felt something for a second when Javier the Living Weapon got his head blown off. For minor feels like that and for the STELLAR ARTWORK provided by Redondo (those vertical panels!) I wa more

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