Suicide Squad #8

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Daniel Sampere Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 35
8.4Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Task Force X is done running. They pulled the bombs out of their necks, they’ve identified their target, and they’re going on the hunt for the man who’s pulled their strings and killed their friends. And now the Squad is up against forces far more powerful than they ever could have imagined. Taking them on…could be suicide.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Aug 25, 2020

    When all is said and done Suicide Squad #8 once again delivered a magnificent story. Ever since their introduction The Aerie and Wink have been two of my favorite additions to DCs stable of characters. This book has only made that feeling increase exponentially. I hope I can get stories with them for many years to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 26, 2020

    The biggest shame is that there's only three issues left of one of DC's best books. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 25, 2020

    Its another issue of Suicide Squad and another highlight of the week. Hard to ask for much more from this series beyond a stay of execution. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Aug 26, 2020

    Overall, another standout issues of Suicide Squad as the final stretch of their mission is underway. They know their target, and they know what he wants. Though the best takeaway was without a doubt finally getting an origin story for Wink and The Aerie. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 25, 2020

    Suicide Squad #8 continues to be one of my favorite ongoings on the shelf today. It makes us believe in and love brand new characters, which is not easy to do in comics, while also telling a story that moves forward and seems to matter every panel along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 26, 2020

    Taylor does a great job of giving us all a fresh spin on these characters. He really nails the characters and their emotions, and he even gives them some new qualities. The art is good in this issue and has been solid throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Brandon Carlisle Aug 27, 2020

    Suicide Squad focuses time on developing some of the newer characters with a really cute backstory. For fans of these characters, it's hard not to find it sweet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Aug 28, 2020

    Overall, this issue will be a hit for anyone interested in The Aerie or unfamiliar characters. If you're not, you can technically skip the issue and catch up next time and likely not miss much. But this is the kind of character development that is likely to come back up later on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Max Byrne Aug 26, 2020

    In this issue, as with all of them to date, the pacing is spot on, and proves that no other title provides such a heady mix of violence, humour and tragedy as the stories of Task Force X. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Aug 31, 2020

    "Suicide Squad #8" is just about everything that one could want out of an interlude Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Aug 27, 2020

    Like a carefully folded piece of origami, another fascinating character piece showcases a powerful new love story while revealing the plot behind the narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Aug 26, 2020

    This is actually the best issue to date of this new, and already cancelled series. Suicide Squad #8 has a lot to love. Taylor really has done some excellent character development here. This is what the series needed all along. It is too bad that now that it has turned a corner, it will be over in three more issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 26, 2020

    It's often fun and tragic in the same moment, but the latter element is creeping in more and more now that readers know the best volume of Suicide Squad to be published since the original ended in 1992 doesn't have much further to fly. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Aug 25, 2020

    SUICIDE SQUAD #8 falters in this issue, maybe because it has been such a strong series so far. The creative team still manage to tell a compelling story, but they are mired in commentating as they storytell. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 25, 2020

    Suicide Squad #8 is a set-up, cool down issue that gives readers a more in-depth look at Aerie and Wink's relationship while setting up this series's stretch run.  Big things are about to go down, and Tom Taylor is putting the pieces together to make it a memorable finale.  This is not a great jumping-on point (really, the series is almost over), but fans who have been reading it from the start should enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Aug 26, 2020

    Overall, Suicide Squad #8 is a solid read. There's good character work with Wink and Aerie, and Taylor reveals the direction we will be heading to close out the book. Aside from feeling the effects of ending the book early, my only criticism here are some clunky lines drawing attention to political situations. I don't mind when writers do this, but the instances of it in this issue could have been executed with a little more grace. Read Full Review

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