Suicide Squad: Blaze #1

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Aaron Campbell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 9, 2022 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 20
8.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The attacks begin without warning. Brutal, sudden…cannibalistic. A metahuman with all the power of Superman but none of his humanity. An unstoppable being ruled only by hunger and instinct, striking at random across the world. To stop this threat, Harley Quinn, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark have been assigned to corral, nursemaid, and if necessary execute five deadly new recruits: the expendable products of a secret government procedure called BLAZE. They’re ordinary prisoners, endowed with incredible power…and the certain knowledge that it’ll burn through them like wildfire. They have six months to live, maximum. If y more

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Feb 10, 2022

    Black Label titles can be a hit or miss, but this uses the existing DC Universe to catapult free meat into the Task Force X grinder allowing for a fresh perspective for both existing readers and those that have joined after movies and TV shows. The 50-page length also helps give enough plot and development without boring or confusing the reader. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 8, 2022

    If you are a fan of Spurrier, Campbell, Bellaire and Bidikar on other comics, you will want to give Suicide Squad: Blaze a try. If you're a fan of Suicide Squad, regardless of the era or the creative team, you will also want to give this one a try. In fact, every comic reader 17 and up with the stomach for a bit of dark humor amid the horror should read this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Emmet Davis Feb 9, 2022

    Black Label has the IT factor. It brings together the best creators and gives them the opportunity to tell a different and singular story that only benefits readers. Suicide Squad: Blaze is a perfect book. Its story is fresh and telling, the art is precise, chaotic and deep. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 8, 2022

    Readers will experience straightforward, graphic action that will no doubt captivate fans while leaving these new SUICIDE SQUAD recruits as new fan favorites. Yet even with the enticing, outermost superhero layer being so inviting, it's the sly, under-the-surface narrative plot beats that provide that extra wrinkle making this issue a must-buy. I highly recommend giving SUICIDE SQUAD: BLAZE #1 a good shot. Itll be well worth your time and money. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Feb 8, 2022

    Si Spurrier, Aaron Campbell, Jordie Bellaire, and Aditya Bidikar deliver the best Suicide Squad book in years inBlaze. The art alone is enough to drop jaws to the floor, but the story is sneakily brilliant in its own right! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Harrison Stewart Feb 8, 2022

    Suicide Squad: Blaze #1 is a serious, brutal and deeply human take on the Squad that appeals to both superhero fans and detractors. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Feb 8, 2022

    DC Comics' Suicide Squad: Blaze #1 is a no-holds-barred, brutal, brilliant issue. This creative team will disturb you and delight you in equal measure. You don't want to miss this raucous, wild new series " even if it has you reading it from between your fingers as you try and cover your eyes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 9, 2022

    As a start, Suicide Squad: Blaze packs all the promise Squad readers could want, whether they're being diverted from HBO Max or longtime fans of the original series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 8, 2022

    It's an effective start to a chiller that calls back to some classic Suicide Squad tales. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Feb 13, 2022

    Suicide Squad: Blaze #1 brings us a new story that's open enough to go in any direction. It's unique looking enough to leave a lasting impression on any reader, and well-handled enough to do our favorite characters justice, even while calling back to other media. I'm eager to see how this new title handles its vast potential. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AIPT - Ben Morin Feb 8, 2022

    Suicide Squad: Blaze #1 is a comic that on paper should work for me but ended up a disappointment. I'm a huge fan of all the creatives involved here, but the end result did not work. The cynical edge could have worked to the narrative's benefit but instead just made for a dreary reading experience. The new characters boil down to cannon fodder for the actual Squad members and are not that interesting, and the art, while serviceable, can get a bit muddy. There's a lot of uncapitalized potential here that just makes for a "meh" comic. Hopefully this series will find its audience but it lacks the draw it could have had. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Feb 12, 2022

    Suicide Squad: Blaze #1 sets up the possibility for a really intriguing series and does a lot to establish a solid premise. Its unlikable characters put a damper on a lot of that promise though. Read Full Review

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