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Suicide Squad Annual: 2021

Writer: Robbie Thompson Artist: Eduardo Pansica, Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 8, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 21
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Everyone questioned how the teen calling himself Conner Kent came to be recruited into the Suicide Squad by Amanda Waller. But as Superboy sneaks into the bowels of a top-secret Task Force X black site, what he finds changes all he thinks he knows about himself and his history. This oversize annual alters everything for the only hero on the Squad and makes him question what to do next, now that he knows the truth behind his origin.

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Sep 8, 2021

    The artwork in this issue features detailed drawings with special emphasis placed on facial features and character form. The color work is dark but bold and timely. With the different scenes changing in tone to suit the shifts in the story. Overall I found this episode to be very engaging and appealing. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 7, 2021

    Giving Flag a purpose besides following orders should set the series on a very intriguing direction. This is a very exciting turn for Superboy and the Suicide Squad and it should be a blast seeing where Thompson takes the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 9, 2021

    Overall, this is a fine annual and it has some real standout moments. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham Sep 7, 2021

    This annual is fantastic. I just wish it was attached to a better series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 7, 2021

    Some interesting things are going on in the Suicide Squad book, from Rick Flag doing his damnedest to take down Amanda Waller to Superboy discovering some hidden truths about himself, and while some aspects, like dimensional vibrations kind of irks me, I love the team dynamic and family aspects that are involved with this Task Force X and can't wait to see where Robbie Thompson takes us next on this journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 14, 2021

    Solid annual here, building on the main book but a big enough story to deserve this special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 7, 2021

    Suicide Squad 2021 Annual #1 further establishes Superboy's identity while preparing readers for two Amanda Waller insiders who could be trouble. As an annual issue, it has enough of a self-contained story for casual fans to cling to so as to catch up on the exciting main series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Sep 9, 2021

    This issue has delivered well in many respects and has set the tone for the rest of the run and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 8, 2021

    There's plenty of potential in these teams and their complex configurations, but they're still missing a spark of inspiration here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Donald Townsend Sep 9, 2021

    This annual ends the first arc, which until now has been pretty mediocre, on a strong note. The revelations in the issue are intriguing, and Amanda Waller's broadening of her base of operations, which shows more of the true breadth of her massive resources, serves to make the rise of Rick Flag that much more important and exciting. The revelation that the Squad's Superboy was really Match may be just the ingredient the team requires to cultivate a much-needed emotional tie that binds our core characters together and gives them true characterization that cuts below the surface. Read Full Review

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