Suicide Squad #4

Writer: Robbie Thompson Artist: Eduardo Pansica Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 2, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 24
6.9Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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Task Force X missed its opportunity to extract a new speedster from Teen Titans Academy, but they return with a prize just as valuable-Red X. But the tables quickly turn when it becomes apparent the Squad’s newest target may have planned his own capture. Now hunted by X, the Squad begins to drop one by one, leaving team leader Amanda Waller scrambling for bargaining chips.

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 1, 2021

    Waller and Peacemaker disagree on the treatment of a team member. Later, Waller has a dangerous confrontation with Red X that leads to an unexpected situation. When the Suicide Squad tries to protect their headquarters, several are faced with major revelations. Finally, someone important escapes as Waller considers her next move.The Story:The action and content significantly ramp up in this chapter. And the addition of an element that is outside of Wallers control is very interesting. The idea that her many unethical practices may have a significant impact on her business appeals to me. And I am excited to find out where this story line will lead.The Art:Detailed drawings are highlighted by a bold color palate. Rich blues give off an intensity in certain panels that is extremely engaging. The action scenes are well done and exciting. This is a visually appealing issue that perfectly captures the tone of the narrative. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor Jun 1, 2021

    Another enjoyable issue. I came back sceptical after the shambolic Teen Titans Academy Crossover. But I needed have been. Thompson knows what he is doing with this story arc and the direction he wants it go (hopefully not forced into another crossover!). There is enough action, intrigue and mystery to keep you going from the first page to the last. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jun 1, 2021

    The developments that most readers would have forgotten about from earlier issues are bubbling up. This issue has treated us to high action in the wonderful “I'm Not Locked In Here With You” narrative. This series continues to both impress and surprise. When you pair that with the masterfully colored art delivering real-life to the mundane grey, alongside the deep visions of characters that deserve the dissection, it all adds up to a series that's an absolute treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Jun 3, 2021

    Although the title of this book is Suicide Squad, Red X is clearly the star of the show. Thompson's focus on Red X is Suicide Squad #4'sgreatest strength, as he and artist Eduardo Pansica expertly demonstrate X's overall level of badassery. Unfortunately, the attention given to Red X is the issue's greatest weakness as the book feels like a commercial begging the reader to pick upTeen Titans Academy. This is a shame because I don't want to seeSuicide Squadbecome a vehicle that serves only as an introduction to other titles within DC's publishing line without pushing its narrative forward. Thankfully, Thompson alleviates my fears for the time being with Red X's reveals for each character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 9, 2021

    Red-X runs rings around the Squad, making a few interesting observations (such as the mental state of Talon), but he's far from the team's only problem. Tensions between Peacemaker and Waller hit a fever pitch and Peacemaker starts planning a coup d'tat. There's certainly trouble brewing, especially given that Red-X temporarily short-circuits the bombs Waller uses to control her troops. The escape of Rick Flag during the chaos isn't likely to make Waller's life any easier. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Jun 2, 2021

    Suicide Squad continues to surpass any expectations I had coming in, and I'm truly enjoying the brutal and fascinating ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jun 1, 2021

    Thompson did divulge some key components to a few of the main characters that I'm sure will ripen into prosperous fruit as SUICIDE SQUAD unfolds. Readers just need to hang in there throughout this tale with optimism for issue five. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 1, 2021

    While I've loved this series and thought it was one of the best titles that DC was putting out, this issue featuring Red X only tried to elevate that character while making the characters I actually care about in this book look like chumps. Yeah, we seeded some story elements throughout this issue, but ultimately it was a forced way to try and make Red X feel important and it only made this book feel less important by the end.   Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 1, 2021

    Suicide Squad fans can safely skip this issue and not miss anything more than their team getting mauled by a cheat code character. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 2, 2021

    The writing here is just sub par. I feel like this title wants to be cancelled or just is filler. The artwork isn't too bad, but it feels like not much has happened. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Donald Townsend Jun 3, 2021

    This issue, while more entertaining, doesn't seem to add any substance to the bigger picture of the arc. I find myself still confused as to the story's direction and questioning the importance and place of the title in the overall universe it's set in. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham Jun 2, 2021

    This issue isn't good. It's really frustrating and goes nowhere and does nothing except for set up more things that we didn't need set up yet. I really hope this book turns it around soon. Read Full Review

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