Suicide Squad: Black Files #5

Writer: Mike W. Barr, Jai Nitz Artist: Philippe Briones, Scot Eaton Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 6, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
6.9Critic Rating
3.8User Rating

Katana's spirit is still trapped in the body of the evil Eve-and now she must combat the schemes of Kobra with the Suicide Squad and Halo in hot pursuit! But will Halo recognize the real Katana in time? Plus, back from the dead and behind the eight ball, the magic users of Suicide Squad Black return to Earth, and the situation is worse than ever before. Sebastian Faust is on the cusp of eliminating all magic and has possessed Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc to do his bidding. Waller has to pull out all the stops to save the world and avoid losing both her teams. Not everyone will make it out alive.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Apr 8, 2019

    Ive said it before, but I would gladly read a regular Suicide Squad Black book, and really hope we get to see this offshoot team again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Russ Burlingame Mar 6, 2019

    The second story, by writer Jai Nitz with artists Scot Eaton and Wayne Faucher with colorist Guy Major and Sharpe once again on letters, is a twisting and turning journey. It has some pacing issues, and the combat scenes do not generally flow as well here as they do in the first half. Still, Eaton and Faucher have higher highs and lower lows, so that there are a few viscerally satisfying moments in the issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Sam McTernan Mar 8, 2019

    The other thing that bugged me is that Killer Croc is in full on berserk mode in the Katana run, but is kindly asking his squad members for help in the other story. It's too different a take to be in a shared issue and just highlights the differences more to me. I'm looking forward to the last issue, as I cant wait to see the finale of both arcs. I just hope that they both get to finish on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 8, 2019

    The art by Eaton is just plain bad too. It might actually make the story more difficult to stomach too and that's saying something. And he can be a good artist! He's just not at all here. Stick with the first story for a good time. The second one is like a short story that just never seems to end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 6, 2019

    With both stories, it's far superior to the last few years of the main series but never rises above moderately enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Benjamin Novoa Mar 6, 2019

    The effort was made, but the closer the story reaches its pinnacle the more evident it becomes that the Suicide Squad Black Files fails to add any depth to the Suicide Squad. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Mar 6, 2019

    Neither story advances very much in this penultimate issue, but they are full of some decent character moments and reasonable dialogue in each. I'm still wondering why this series happened at all, but I'm not too mad at it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Christian Ruiz Mar 8, 2019

    All stories need to build, not every story can be amazing or action packed to the brim, but when comics are bland and forgettable they offer no redeeming factor that sticks in the readers mind making them excited for the next issue to come, again I regrettably close my review with the same line I have uttered four other times, the wrong Suicide Squad got canceled. Read Full Review

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