Suicide Squad #5

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 27, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 45
8.7Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

They say loose lips sink ships-and Captain Boomerang has the biggest mouth on Earth! That's why Lok commands Task Force X to bring him in and  shut him up for good! The hunt is on, but nothing ever goes according to plan in the Suicide Squad-at least, not if Osita and her mutinous Revolutionaries can help it. Will Deathstroke and Harley finally turn against Lok when ordered to kill their old Squad-mate? One way or another, the bodies keep dropping...

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens May 26, 2020

    This creative team is full of some of the most talented people in the industry, all working at the top of their game. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton May 28, 2020

    Suicide Squad #5 continues to impress with its character work, incredible art, and numerous twists and turns that keep me on the edge of my seat. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 26, 2020

    Either way, Taylor and Redondo have made Suicide Squad required reading again. Dont miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze May 27, 2020

    Never say you have anything to read from DC when you have a book like this ongoing. Suicide Squad #5 was exhilarating and everything which makes an issue of Suicide Squad perfect. If you thought you had this creative team's plans for the book figured out? Forget about it and just let them blow your mind, because it's only with a book like this where that is guaranteed! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 26, 2020

    Tom Taylor blows up heads and hearts in an issue with more twists than Chubby Checker, and believe me, Chubby went back to that well quite a few times!  Taylor's Suicide Squad has a Summer Blockbuster vibe, and if you are looking for a fun, action-packed book with great art, look no further.  Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford May 26, 2020

    What transpires in the back half of this issue took me completely by surprise. Taylor, in one fell swoop rocked everything I expected to come next from this narrative. Im so excited to see where this story goes now! This could be the start of something truly huge for our titular heroes. And I couldnt be happier about it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 27, 2020

    Tom Taylor's unique take on the Suicide Squad has been one of the most surprising books to come out of DC in the last year, and it's not slowling down at all this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne May 28, 2020

    Based on the cliffhanger ending, where we go from here is anybody's guess. I simply cannot wait for the next instalment, add it to your pull lists!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - May 28, 2020

    If you’ve been sleeping on Taylor and Redondo’s Suicide Squad, now is an excellent time to hop on board - this fifth issue is accessible and engaging even if you haven’t read the previous chapters, and by the time this densely-paced issue concludes, you’ll be itching to see where this team goes next. Full of action, exciting artwork, and moments that are both emotional and badass, Suicide Squad #5 might just be DC’s best book this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 26, 2020

    A good, fast-paced action issue with surprises and a major turn in the plot that'll have folks wishing for issue #6 right away. It's impressive this team consists of mostly unknown characters and yet we're already caring about their well being more than we might have with the usual Suicide Squad lineup. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 29, 2020

    Redondo is an excellent choice for artist of the book. The action is clean and exciting. The book leaves us on a cliffhanger and I loved it. I can't wait to see how the creative team wraps this up. I do wonder what the long term plan is here but for right now, I am loving this take. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jun 9, 2020

    Suicide Squad #5 is actually the end of the first arc, so I am not sure what the TPB will look like. That ending is aces. I am so keen to see what comes up next. I can't even spoil anything here because honestly, that would be terrible of me. Get reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett May 29, 2020

    Suicide Squad #5 is the most energized issue yet, and that's really saying something after such an explosive debut. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu May 30, 2020

    With forceful characterization, dazzling visual choices, and real steel in its spine, there is a lot to like about the newly revitalized team's efforts here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 1, 2020

    There are two big takeaways here. First, the crew appears to be setting out on their own. Second, we discover the man behind the curtain pulling Lok's strings is… Ted Kord? Well, that's certainly surprising (and pretty out of character for the former Blue Beetle). The motives of the very Maxwell Lord-ish Ted are going to take some explaining. Read Full Review

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