Suicide Squad #1

Writer: Robbie Thompson Artist: Eduardo Pansica Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 34
7.6Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Things have changed for Task Force X. As Peacemaker takes over as field leader, there will be no more avenging or defending for the government’s top-secret task force of killers, thieves, and criminals. Amanda Waller-now back in control of the Squad-sends a new Squad into Arkham Asylum to “recruit” the deadly Court of Owls assassin Talon while she interviews another new candidate: Superboy.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 29, 2021

    There are some doomsayers that are declaring the DCEU a failure and that the Snyderverse is effectively dead. James Gunn's The Suicide Squad utterly refutes that idea. It shows that with the right creative talent, there is still a lot of life left in the DCEU. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Timothy Vega Mar 15, 2021

    Ultimately, this new Suicide Squad team is refreshing and intriguing enough to warrant your attention. I wasn't going into this issue with much of any expectations, but this new set of squad members and whatever Waller has planned got me invested enough to want to continue reading the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 2, 2021

    This issue has excitement, adventure, conspiracy, current continuity within the INFINITE FRONTIER, and intriguing new SUICIDE SQUAD members. From start to finish, Thompson bombards readers with action while Pansica and Ferreira light up each page with insane illustrations that make this issue come to life. Together, this creative team has done a fantastic job igniting an allure in this new frontier that's stimulating and energizing. As of right now, I'm all in on SUICIDE SQUAD and I can't wait to see how Thompson weaves Conner Kent SUPERBOY into this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Mar 3, 2021

    All in all, Suicide Squad #1 feels like a book worth investing in. If you were a fan of this title before, this first issue leaves you feeling confident that this new creative team can offer the same entertainment value. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 2, 2021

    Suicide Squad #1 is a solid start with a very intriguing team. Amanda Waller is back in charge and is on a mission. She doesn't care who is killed to make that happen. Without major names, this feels like a series that anything really can happen and will keep readers on their toes to see who gets offed and how. A really solid (re)start to the series that delivers action and intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Mar 2, 2021

    DC Comics'SUICIDE SQUAD #1is an exciting start to a series. It's fun, chaotic, violent, and has all the staples of being a classic SUICIDE SQUADstory. This creative team clearly loves the work they're doing. That much is clear from every panel on every page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 3, 2021

    The script by Robbie Thompson is pretty okay. It seems like he really wants to get away from previous versions, and the results don't always land. The art isn't bad. Pansica is a capable artist. I will definitely be reading it, but I am not crazy with excitement for it just yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Mar 3, 2021

    Everyone knows how the Suicide Squad works at this point, so it takes a skilled hand to keep the idea fresh. Luckily writer Robbie Thompson seems very much up to the task, as Suicide Squad #1 gets off to a stellar start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 1, 1970

    Fighting through Arkham isnt a novel concept, but Thompson tries to make it make engaging with the setup on the final few pages and a different approach on building a better Suicide Squad. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 2, 2021

    Suicide Squad #1 more than lives up to its name, featuring an eclectic cast of characters on a dangerous new mission. With James Gunn's The Suicide Squad on the horizon, Task Force X has made the perfect time to have a comeback. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 2, 2021

    It's sort of a brave new world for the Suicide Squad as we see the beginning of what got us to Future State and thankfully, it's an interesting beginning that looks great throughout. Characters show up and characters fall as we put together the new Squad and wonder how far Amanda Waller will go to see real change in the world. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 2, 2021

    Pansica delivers some great art in this issue. The characters look dynamic and the action is brilliantly done. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Mar 2, 2021

    Suicide Squad #1 at once goes back to basics but also falls short of its goal by not giving readers enough story yet to gauge its success or failure. This title may come together as a great rejuvenation for the property in a few more issues, but it's not quite there yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Mar 3, 2021

    This opening issue's a triumph. Suicide Squad #1 brings us the action we'd expect from the title, and the open possibility to explore what's been established about it, but with a brand new team of characters, and creators. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham Mar 4, 2021

    The story is good, if a bit short, and builds tension well for the upcoming run. The tone is very quickly set for the series as well: Thompson is not afraid to kill off characters, in fact he will actively be doing so. One can hope it won't become a total gorefest, but I am looking forward to seeing him play with the lives of our heroes, and hope he can keep us shocked and guessing. I think this has a lot of potential, and I'm really intrigued by the end of the book and seeing where that goes. I do wish we had a bit longer before getting to that ending though, the pacing is a little fast for my taste. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 2, 2021

    There's potential here, but a lot of kinks to be worked out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Mar 2, 2021

    The creative team has quite a lot of large shoes to fill with this new take on the Suicide Squad, but as a first issue goes, they succeeded in providing a fresher take on the concept while still keeping some of the tried and true concepts intact. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 8, 2021

    It's always hard any volume of Suicide Squad on a single issue because you aren't sure what the team will look like after the smoke clears and several characters are killed. This version looks neither better or worse than last year's model, although it foreshadows the possibility for more meaningful missions. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Donald Townsend Mar 4, 2021

    Suicide Squad #1 hits the ground running and is packed with a great amount of action. It's a buildup issue, so we are left with more questions than answers, which isn't a bad thing. However, I didn't get enough time with the characters for their deaths to mean anything to me, and I can't say anyone will be missed. I'm hoping we have more of an opportunity to explore characterization as the series progresses, but with the exception of Conner, I'm not really at the edge of my seat in anticipation. Read Full Review

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