Suicide Squad #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 55
8.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 27, 2020

    We get a lot of cast, we get a few quick deaths, and you really don't take anyone too seriously right away because you don't know who will make it past the first issue. The investment comes over time and if there are engaging stories with it. I like the new characters that have been brought in so I'm curious and hopeful for real group tension rather than instant cohesion and I'm really hoping for missions that feel meaningful. Combine that with some really strong work from Bruno Redondo and great color design from Adriano Lucas and this book is off to the races in all the right ways here at the start. 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

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