Suicide Squad #1

Writer: Robbie Thompson Artist: Eduardo Pansica Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 32
7.5Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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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.

  • 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
    ComicBook.com - 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

  • 8.0
    SONOFBATMANN Mar 2, 2021

    I had a lot of fun with this issue and I'm glad we're returning to a more traditional Suicide Squad as opposed to the Taylor OC cringefest that was the last series.

  • 6.0
    Nihilist Mar 2, 2021

    After Tom Taylor's fantastic series last year, this one feels like a return to the tired old thematic status quo, and I think it is a huge step backwards.
    It's not a bad comic - in fact it looks and feels like a high quality product, but if you've been following the pre Future State Suicide Squad affairs, yeah, you're most likely going to be let down by this. If you haven't... well, I'd say try out Taylor's #1 first, and return to this one once you finish with his story.

  • 9.0
    Miracleman92 Jun 29, 2021

    This new Suicide Squad series is a nice return to form. Over the years the Suicide Squad brand had become synonymous with Harley Quinn, so it's nice to see the franchise breaking away from her and going back to starring C and D-list characters. There is a real sense that anyone can die and in true old school Squad fashion, this premiere issue is a bloodbath.

  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 23, 2021

    This is solid so far.

  • 9.0
    jarheadtree Mar 2, 2021

    I was surprised by how much I liked this one. Artwork was great.

  • 8.5
    Hellblazer Mar 4, 2021

    PEACEMAKER having more significant appearance ever since he was announced as one of the main protagonist of the next SUICIDE SQUAD movie. Also, this issue really felt like an old-school suicide squad story.

  • 8.0
    KesheR Mar 4, 2021

    This is a fun book. Nothing bad to say at the moment.

  • 8.0
    Psycamorean Mar 4, 2021

    I liked this. It's not Taylor's Suicide Squad, and I honestly didn't want a repeat of that, and what we get here is entertaining. It's become a pattern though, that the Future State books spoil the reveals in these Infinite Frontier titles. I'm only upset with that when nothing else is done with the issue (Like with Batman). Here though, things were different enough to keep me engaged.

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Mar 9, 2021

    " Because i'm tired."
    - AMANDA WALLER

  • 7.5
    Merlyn Mar 2, 2021

    Much better than the FS stuff, the story was much more fluid.

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Mar 31, 2021

    While being an obvious introductory chapter, this book still puts the characters in the middle of the action, which is really welcome, rather than having the characters to team-up before heading out where the action is. While we're still yet to see the actual proper team-up, it was a pretty good read, which definitely gives that classic Suicide Squad feel.

  • 7.5
    Red Hood Apr 6, 2021

    This was a great start to the series. Over the years, the Suicide Squad has followed the movie's lineup which I was not a particular fan of. Taylor's Squad was a new take on the team which was nice to see but this issue did make it feel like it had the lineup of an early 2000s team which was nice to see.

    That and the promise of no characters being safe were a great addition to this series so far.

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Mar 7, 2021

    Ehh. It wasnt bad but just felt too rushed and some of the flow from panel to panel threw me off a little. I liked the art nut im going to need more from this moving forward especially after the Taylor run.

  • 6.5
    Axolotl Mar 3, 2021

    If you read Future State: Suicide Squad, then nothing surprising happened this issue since it was all spoiled in those two Future State issues. Because of that, this first issue just feels like a month wasted on trying to surprise readers with plot twist most fans already knew about.

    At least it sets up a potentially interesting prison escape. Hopefully the next few issues won't retread old ground.

  • 3.0
    C.V.R. The Bard Mar 7, 2021

    After all these years of advancement , Amanda Waller is a tub of lard again.
    That's the biggest disappointment of this premiere issue - but there's more ! The new team , I was happy to see killed off. Though the action to get there along with the Joker gas (tying into Infinite Frontier #0 I assume), was pedestrian. Peacekeeper is as much a tool as Rick Flag is (no wonder why John Cena scooped up that role), and the story gives them the majority of the dialogue. Plus, Amanda Waller is back to her old tricks, and those tricks have lost their taste. Even with the short page count and limited dialogue this was just a slog to read through.
    The team on Future State from the alternate earth should have stuck around, and once again for more

  • 2.0
    Boudi Mar 29, 2021

    Let me tell you something really quick, the only good Suicide Squad runs are the ones with character that you root for. Most of them have less personality than a potato sack and the only guy with some personality is an asshole. Lovely. The art and colours are good. But I would like if someone told me what the hell is Superboy doing with them?

  • 9.0
    GEEKYTIME! Mar 3, 2021

  • 9.0
    imderekreide Mar 3, 2021

  • 8.5
    BitchWitcher Mar 2, 2021

  • 8.5
    Radar Mar 8, 2021

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Mar 2, 2021

  • 8.0
    Jesus Baez May 28, 2021

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Sep 15, 2021

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Mar 4, 2021

  • 7.5
    Magik Mar 4, 2021

  • 7.5
    Swanktub Mar 5, 2021

  • 7.5
    JJobooks Mar 8, 2021

  • 7.5
    Justin Ray Mar 10, 2021

  • 7.5
    Mout Jul 9, 2021

  • 7.0
    KittyNone Mar 16, 2021

  • 6.5
    haniballecto Mar 3, 2021

  • 5.0
    SoosX Mar 5, 2021

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