Suicide Squad: Black Files #1

Writer: Mike W. Barr, Jai Nitz Artist: Philippe Briones, Scot Eaton Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 7, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
7.4Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

Two members of Task Force X are back in these all-new adventures! First up: "REVENGE OF KOBRA" by writer Mike W. Barr and artist Philippe Briones. To oppose the terrorist Kobra is to earn his undying hatred, and that's what the samurai Katana did when she killed his beloved Eve. Now, Kobra stalks Katana beyond the bounds of the Earth itself, to a supernatural world where he will steal from her everything that she has-including her very soul! And in "SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK," by writer Jai Nitz and artist Scot Eaton, Sebastian Faust, the U.S. government's top arcane operative, has gone rogue! To track down America's most dangerous magician, Amanda more

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Nov 14, 2018

    Excellent art on both stories, and I am also quite pleased at the contrast between them. Most Wanted must have had a successful run to warrant this new book, and I am looking forward to seeing how both stories play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Benjamin Novoa Nov 7, 2018

    A strong introduction to two new Suicide Squad stories readers will want to see through to the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 8, 2018

    Sadly, the story is generic. The characters feel pretty generic as well. Follow that up with some dull art by Eaton and it's barely worth mentioning. I enjoyed the main feature so much that I forgot there was even a second story twenty minutes after putting it down from reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Nov 10, 2018

    If it continues to be this good however, I think we'll be seeing a lot more branches of theSuicide Squad. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Christian Ruiz Nov 11, 2018

    This is a great direction for the Squad, its exciting to not only have a new direction for a team that at times feels stale or locked ins stories that don't go anywhere but this new direction launches the team to places we never though possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 7, 2018

    A new Suicide Squad miniseries that focuses on the magical side of the property, this is essentially a combination of two completely different miniseries into one oversized package. It's also, surprisingly, one of the most interesting Suicide Squad stories I've read in a while. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Nov 7, 2018

    I'm not loving either story in this book. If there is a reason to buy it, buy it for the art. Both Eaton and Briones are having a lot of fun in this book and you should enjoy all the work they put into it. I just wish that the great art in both of these tales, were serving a better story. This book is only scheduled for a six issue run. It will be interesting to see if these stories can merge by the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Nov 8, 2018

    Bottom line, it is a good issue. By giving us two stories in one issue we get more of our monies worth & it fulfills a request I had after reading the Suicide Squad Annual about seeing some of the other teams. The first story, by an industry vet, is paced well & structured to fit the pages it was allotted. The second seems very crammed; hopefully it will find its narrative feet as the story progresses. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Adam Barnhardt Nov 7, 2018

    While I found the introductory story featuring Katana dull at points, the final story featuring Klarion the Witch-Boy really stood out. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 7, 2018

    A couple of stories from out of left field, that appear to have neither consequence or quality. Klarion the Witch Boy fanatics need only apply. Read Full Review

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