Suicide Squad: Black Files #2

Writer: Mike W. Barr, Jai Nitz Artist: Philippe Briones, Scot Eaton Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
4.5User Rating

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Trapped inside her Soultaker sword, the soul of Katana is torn between staying with her murdered husband or rejoining the world of the living. Meanwhile, Kobra's Queen, Eve, makes nefarious use of Katana's body as she infiltrates the Suicide Squad. Also in this issue, Suicide Squad Black tries to leave its deadly first mission in the past and get one step ahead of the apocalypse warlock, Sebastian Faust. To beat the sorcerer, this magically fueled task force needs something he covets. But like all things Suicide Squad, their next mission is no ordinary smash-and-grab, but rather a jewel heist on Gemworld!

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Dec 8, 2018

    So even if the Katana story fails to hold my interest in the long run, I have no doubt that the Suicide Squad Black story will easily carry me to the end of the miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Dec 8, 2018

    Let's just hope it's only the art style that the creative team pull from New 52 for inspiration. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 7, 2018

    The second story features the Suicide Squad Black going on a mission. It's boring and the art is incredibly uninspiring. Scot Eaton gives us some of his dullest art ever and the story by Nitz is just flat. Luckily the first story shines brightly and makes the second seem like you don't have to pay much attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Benjamin Novoa Dec 5, 2018

    Suicide Squad: Black Files is a fine addition to the Suicide Squad series. The title has the potential to be an enticing ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 6, 2018

    This issue is sort of messy, but it never lets you get bored. There's a lot going on, most of it compelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 5, 2018

    Katana's situation creates unwelcome opportunities, while the Suicide Squad Dark descends into a fiery realm of their own peril...or an offer they can't refuse. These aren't the most exhilarating stories you'll read all year, but considering the cover price, this might be the best value. The magical membership of the team from the second story might put off some readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Dec 5, 2018

    Keeping with the theme of multiple short stories in one book, this month's stories are direct continuations. The story that stood out this time involved Katana and her late husband. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Christian Ruiz Dec 9, 2018

    Competition is great, it pushes people to do better and create comics that draw readers in. Unfortunately Black Files is falling short of its intended audience, when so many great comics are doing the same thing in a better way. With the main tittle ending and this spin off not doing well its hard to see the future of Suicide Squad clearly however this book has a great heart and if you're a loyal fan it will do the trick. hopefully it wont be the last. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Dec 5, 2018

    Honestly, save your money. These issues aren't worth the cover price. Just wait for the trade and buy Suicide Squad: Black when it's collected in trade format. I'm afraid that if you buy the monthly floppies, you'll only encourage DC to continue creating these brand damaging stories for Katana. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Br'er Lapin Dec 11, 2018

    Zzzzzzzzzzzz oh is that Gemworld? Oh, they made Dark Opal boring too... Zzzzzzzz.

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 6, 2018

    Same as last issue basically. These stories are incredibly dull. And the characters are no better. The worst aspect of this was El Diablo trying to tell everyone that the team is made up of criminals every two pages. This is very subpar. I don't know why this series exists.

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