Suicide Squad #2

Writer: Robbie Thompson Artist: Eduardo Pansica Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 7, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 29
7.3Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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With the power of Superboy now under her control, Task Force X mastermind Amanda Waller sends the hero into Arkham Asylum to rescue Peacemaker and bring Talon-the famed Court of Owls assassin-back to join the new Suicide Squad. With lives hanging in the balance, the teen clone must decide if he’s going to assist Waller, even if it means getting his hands a little bloody along the way.

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Apr 12, 2021

    The cutthroat violence of "Suicide Squad" #2 will haunt my nightmares until the next issue comes out. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Apr 6, 2021

    Eduardo Pansica creates extremely detailed drawings that makes excellent use of character expressions. Brilliant colors and dark tones highlight this work. The result is a beautiful issue that transports you deeper into the story and makes you feel the brutality and danger of the events. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 7, 2021

    The art is powerful, the characters are intriguing, and the interwoven story design throughout other comics is a testament to Thompson, his creative team, and the possibilities within this series. The new characters are fresh, interesting, and add a dynamic tone to the story that I'm excited to see play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 6, 2021

    Suicide Squad #2 is a solid issue. It's full of action and sets up the team dynamic well. There's also the fact that bodies keep piling up. This is a series that you shouldn't get too attached to characters. They're going to die. Beyond a few specifics, everyone is on the table as far as that. This is a comic that's just full of action and personalities with some dynamic art that brings it all together. A fantastic second issue that builds on the excitement of the first. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 8, 2021

    Writer Robbie Thompson seems to have an idea of where he wants to take this, and I am hoping his plans are good ones. The art by Pansica is decent as well. All in all, this isn't bad and may get more interesting as the series progresses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Apr 11, 2021

    With Suicide Squad #2 this title has grounded itself and found its direction. The stakes are high and the tensions between multiple groups of characters, are through the roof. This could lead this title just about anywhere. If the characters make it out alive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Apr 7, 2021

    Robbie Thompson and Eduardo Pansica seem to have the magic touch, as Suicide Squad #2 is just as thrilling as the big series debut. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham Apr 7, 2021

    This book was fun! I really enjoyed seeing Conner in action again, though I will admit I'm a bit of a sucker for anything involving the Super-family. Waller's plans for the Justice Squad seem to be taking shape, but remain nebulous enough to keep me guessing, especially with her next planned target. Rick Flag was noticeably absent here, though, so I'd like to at least see more of him soon. Very enjoyable book, well worth the money if you're a fan of the Squad or Superboy! Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Apr 14, 2021

    Though a tad too reliant on upping the body count for its own sake, Suicide Squad #2 effectively presents enough hook-worthy plot points to lure readers in and keep them around. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 6, 2021

    The art and character dynamics are strong in this issue as we continue to watch everyone in Arkham Asylum die during "A Day" and while we do a lot of what we did in the previous issue, this does enough to make sure this is interesting and just different enough to make it feel fresh, not to mention that I love seeing new characters brought in to fill out the Squad as they're needed. Another fun issue to a series that is on its way to being one of my most anticipated series each month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 6, 2021

    Robbie Thompson has brought the Suicide Squad back to its roots, and that's a mixed bag. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Donald Townsend Apr 8, 2021

    I liked Suicide Squad #2, but it didn't really keep me on edge. The interactivity with outside events is exciting, but the main story so far has really just left me a bit underwhelmed. I hope we are building up to something that will give us a reason to respect Task Force Z over X, instead of just giving us the same with a different name. We lived through two issues in which the mission was to save a confused enforcer of the Court of Owls, and I hope, as does Nocturna, that we see he was worth it. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 9, 2021

    There's potential in this new take on Peacemaker, but poor Superboy feels like an afterthought and much of the team feels underdeveloped, with an art job that's just okay. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 21, 2021

    The issue does feature an appearance by Batman who responds to the trouble at Arkham, although there is no direct contact between the Dark Knight Detective and the Squad (although they might not have gotten out as clean with Talon as they expected thanks to Batman's arrival). As for the future of the Squad, it's still unclear what the addition of Talon means for the team and just how Superboy and Peacemaker will coexist after their dust-up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 6, 2021

    Well see how the next few issues turn out, but this one definitely left me far less excited to roll with this squad. Read Full Review

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