Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller #1

Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller #1

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Andre Coelho Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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As head of both Suicide Squad and A.R.G.U.S., Amanda Waller has made a lot of enemies over the years. And now, without either of those groups at her disposal, one of those enemies has come to kill her! She must stop him all by herself or die trying

  • 8.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 26, 2014

    Coelho's pencils, Hanna's inks, and Andrew Dalhouse's colors create for a visual style that isn't overly innovative, but there are a few artistic gems to ogle, including an evocative play on a standard twelve-panel layout during a plane crash and a clever use of silhouettes after. For a book that's full of so many explosions, it's remarkable how human the story feels. We see Waller negotiating with the cost of her soul and by the final page, we learn that sometimes, there are no heroes and villains. Just tragic stories with tragic endings. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Mar 27, 2014

    Overall, it's an interesting issue that develops Amanda Waller's character even more. Suicide Squad is coming to an end soon, hopefully we will get to see Amanda Waller around somewhere. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Mar 27, 2014

    Overall, this was a decent issue as I've said. It is nice to see that DC is giving some of its overlooked characters one-shot opportunities like this. Last month it was Lois Lane and Joker's Daughter. This time it is Amanda Waller. Three one-shots and all featuring some prominent female characters? You're on a roll, DC. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Mar 28, 2014

    "Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller" #1 is a carefully wrought character study on the New 52's Amanda Waller. Although the art is lacking, the issue has a strong command of Waller's personality as shown through deliberate narrative choices and tight plotting. After reading this book, I could certainly stand to see a lot more of the Wall. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 30, 2014

    While I was surprised that I sorta enjoyed a book solely about Amanda Waller, and a one off fight, it was still a bit boring at points.  You get some insight into the mind of The Wall, but it doesn't feel like anything we didn't already know, and it seems like an unnecessary issue.  I'll complain because I don't understand the point of this in the long run, but as a one off, it wasn't bad.  The art was pleasing, and the story was well written, but unless you're an uber fan of Waller, I can't see the desire to buy this issue, especially with a $4.99 price tag. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 26, 2014

    Fans of Amanda Waller's current incarnation might like seeing her in action but this is by no means a must-read issue. For those unfamiliar with Waller, this isn't a great place to start. Her New 52 characterization has been uneven, and this just adds to it. Here's an issue of a comic that, at the end of the day, is mostly inconsequential. There was no big demand. It takes place over six months ago (in terms of the publishing schedule). No other notable DC characters make an appearance. DC didn't try to put out a top-tier product by placing big-name creators on it. I'm sure that the creative team gave it their all, but it's not enough. The Wall might be the big dog at Belle Reve, but this issue is all bark and no bite. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Infinite Comix - Chase Magnett Mar 27, 2014

    Amanda Waller #1is not an offensive comic. It will not upset readers. It won't make them feel much of anything at all. Instead, it is something entirely forgettable. If comics were created on an assembly line while being micro managed to ensure minimums of action and internal strife were met, this would be the result. It was made to hit on the most standard tropes seen throughout the most standard of superhero comics, as if its audience would be too undiscerning to care. When you think about it like that,Amanda Waller #1is actually pretty offensive. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Mar 27, 2014

    On the surface, this is a pretty enjoyable story starring a fan-favorite character; but if you stop and start to actually think about the feasibility of the story and what's happening, it all starts to unravel. Read Full Review

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