Suicide Squad #2

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 29, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 37
8.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

After the absolute carnage of Suicide Squad #1, a new Task Force X has been assembled-even before the bodies of teammates and friends have had a chance to cool! What's left standing may be the most capable and uncompromising Suicide Squad ever brought together. But it's also the most divided. Forced to fulfill the agenda of a cruel new taskmaster, this Squad might survive their next mission, but they may not survive each other.

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 30, 2020

    If you aren't reading this book already, you need to start now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jan 30, 2020

    A great next chapter in an already brilliant series. SUICIDE SQUAD #2 balances tone remarkably, as the creative team works against each other's approaches to avoid the common pitfalls of a second chapter. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 1, 1970

    As I've already said Suicide Squad #2is simply amazing. I never would've have guessed that this book would be ranking so high in my current favorites. But Taylor, Redondo, Lucas, and Abbott are crafting a book that is definitely earning that spot for me. I just hope they can keep this story going this strong for as long as DC lets them. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Cody White Feb 7, 2020

    Suicide Squad #2 (Taylor, Redondo, Lucas, Abbott) delivers a fresh new Squad that feels more like a classic Suicide Squad story than anything in recent history. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Jan 29, 2020

    The second issue of the new Suicide Squad proves this comic is in good hands. Action, drama, mystery, this comic can seemingly do it all and do it well. The art is amazing with great expressions, wonderful linework and a cinematic quality that makes it feel like a Hollywood blockbuster. I can hardly wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jan 29, 2020

    Taylor has already created that doubt in two issues. I can only imagine what the ensuing chapters in his Suicide Squad story will be like. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Feb 3, 2020

    Tom Taylor is clearly having fun here with characters who readers care about, but can lose if things get messy enough. Plus, with the added benefit of a Tarantino-esque cold open, issue #2 raises the stakes and suspense levels enough to show that this story is going to take us for a really fun ride before it's all wrapped up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jan 29, 2020

    Tom Taylor has a knack for balancing bombastic action and intimate, character-driven storytelling, and he delivers that combo incredibly well here. Then, to make it even better, all of it is elevated brilliantly by Bruno Redondo's art. With their Suicide Squad, you get all of the action and adventure you expect, and all the character development and relationship work that probably has no right to pop up in a book about criminals being used by the U.S. government" But damn am I happy this thing exists! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 29, 2020

    Taylor has some exciting ideas for his take on the Squad while Redondo and Lucas provide string tone-setting visuals. Theres a lot to like with this current iteration of the team and it seems like theres a slew of possible directions the creative team can take to ensure this is a memorable run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 29, 2020

    Suicide Squad is shaping up to be another Tom Taylor lead series you must read the issue to issue. The episodic format sings under his command and it's a book that's at once clever and dense in its approach. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 29, 2020

    After being a bit let down with the first issue, Tom Taylor has won me over, and once again, it's with his great character work.  While there is still a lot to learn about the new characters on the Squad, I want to learn, and that's a big thing.  The story itself is a bit generic, but Bruno Redondo's art is excellent, and I am cool with everything we got here. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Joe Bones Feb 3, 2020

    Full of action and interspersed with hilarious dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Feb 3, 2020

    "Suicide Squad" #2 is a personal and wacky exploration of DC Universe criminals in a covert setting. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 29, 2020

    Overall, it's still far and away the best Suicide Squad comic we've gotten in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jan 29, 2020

    All in all, if the first issue didn't get you? There is no doubt in my mind that this second issue will pull you in. Suicide Squad #2 reinforced everything that you love about this creative team being back in their element. This is a story that will keep you on your toes, make you gasp, and change everything you once knew about the way this team operates. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 31, 2020

    I really like artist Bruce Redondo on this. He is not a flashy artist but he can tell one hell of a story. This is a pretty decent issue overall. I hope the quality of this comic continues as this is a pretty decent book thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Jan 29, 2020

    Suicide Squad #2 is a high quality continuation of the sterling work done by Taylor et al in issue #1. Fast paced and fun, with a deeper level of pathos underneath the body count, I am extremely optimistic for the future of this book. With the title once again becoming a hot property, it won't be long before it is up there with our favorites as a true flagship title for DC. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry Jan 29, 2020

    Taylor's group dynamic writing remains a high point and Redondo should be given even more opportunities to draw monsters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 29, 2020

    With an interesting twist thrown in at the end for good measure, this new Suicide Squad series is certainly off to a strong start. The idea of having Task Force X effectively merging with a group of super-powered freedom fighters adds an intriguing dynamic to the proceedings, and both Taylor and Redondo are doing a great job so far of bringing these familiar (and not-so-familiar) characters to the page. Well worth a look. Read Full Review

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