Suicide Squad #3

Writer: Robbie Thompson Artist: Eduardo Pansica Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 5, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 20
7.5Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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Don’t miss this crossover with Teen Titans Academy!
Task Force X finds a new target, and it leads the clandestine team right to Teen Titans Academy. The devious and driven Amanda Waller continues her quest to form a more powerful Squad, and next on her list: the Titans’ new speedster, Bolt. But when the mysterious Red X gets in the way, he becomes Waller’s next target.

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer May 4, 2021

    Suicide Squad finds its groove, and comes out swinging with a deft mix of mystery, mayhem, and gorgeous art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton May 5, 2021

    It's safe to say this book is in good hands, and it's heading in a good direction. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all unfolds.  Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott May 4, 2021

    Detailed drawings are highlighted by a cool toned palette. The character expressions and action sequences are well done. This is an exciting issue that really transported me further into the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 4, 2021

    Thompson and his creative team are doing a fabulous job setting up all the moving pieces within the series while managing to juggle an incredibly eclectic cast of characters. This hidden gem provides readers with an extensive look around the DC COMICS landscape and makes dedicated fans feel like what they're reading is important. The art is sharp, bright, and chalked full of energy. There really is so much to like about this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar May 5, 2021

    Suicide Squad has been one of 2021's most pleasant surprises, and things only look to get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter May 11, 2021

    Suicide Squad #3 is intriguing and cinematically illustrated, sprinkling out the breadcrumbs for the series' mysteries and future conflicts. Although the entire premise of this story focuses on Waller's acquisition of Bolt, this issue's success lies in the hints of future contention amongst the team. Additionally, Eduardo Pansica's pencils, Julio Ferreira's inks, and Marcel Maiolo's colors give each sequence an epic tone fit for the big screen. Unfortunately, a few storytelling cliches and inconsistencies within the artwork prevent this book from receiving top marks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham May 5, 2021

    This is the most fun issue yet. The action is awesome, the plot is gaining intrigue, and the characters are compelling. There are a lot of threads being dangled in front of us, and I'm excited to see how they wrap up, be it neat or in one giant plot ball of chaos. Still no Rick Flag, so I hope we see him again soon. I'm genuinely curious whether Thompson has plans for him or if his incarceration in the first issue was a convenient way to get him out of the book. I hope it's the former, as the latter would be kind of lazy, and if it were true, why show us Flag being dragged away at all? I hope we get some answers soon, or at least glimpses of them. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 4, 2021

    Suicide Squad is unlike any previous interpretation for better or worse. So far, the creative team is handling this disjointed team well enough to keep me invested even with the odd supporting cast. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 4, 2021

    Suicide Squad continues to be fun and looks great while it's doing it as we go forward with bringing some speed to the team, not to mention diving deeper into their motives and characterizations. I'm really digging the fun of this book during and outside the groups missions because while they are a "team", seeing them trying to act like one is a hilarious shit show that's ultimately going to get everyone killed eventually and I can't wait to read more about it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 4, 2021

    Overall, the action is good but the status quo still isn't really clicking. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray May 7, 2021

    Failure is not an option for this team, but there're a few suspicious dealings going on within their structure that are leaving us worried. None of them trust each other, strangers are even dropping in to offer help, and the fate of Rick Flag is still unknown. These mysteries and the human stories told in Suicide Squad #3 alone are keeping me gripped. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin May 10, 2021

    "Suicide Squad" #3 is a decent read but when will this series become the standout it can be? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Donald Townsend May 6, 2021

    This book isn't terrible, and it certainly isn't boring. There is a quick pace to it, quite a bit of action, and the tension of an ever-present threat. But there's a suspension of belief I feel I'm supposed to buy into on Peacemaker's part that just doesn't seem pragmatic. The idea that anyone who understands the situation they're placed in can not only listen to Christopher Smith, but also TRUST him, is faulty at best. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 5, 2021

    The writing is bad but I don't know how much I can blame writer Robbie Thompson. This feels more like an editorial decision for a crossover. The art is good at least and Pansica does a truly great job making the book look good. Read Full Review

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