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SUICIDE SQUAD #2

80,000 ordinary people vs. the Squad! Well, they’re not really “people.” Not anymore.

With an entire sports stadium on lockdown following the outbreak of an unknown virus, Deadshot, Harley Quinn and the rest of the Squad must sneak past a military perimeter and fight their way through the infected to retrieve… “it.” What is “it”…? Brace yourself for a stomach-churning reveal as the most brutal version of the Suicide Squad soldiers on!

Plus: Bring a body bag – it’s the team’s first Squad fatality!

Written by ADAM GLASS
Art by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO and ANDREI BRESSAN
Cover by RYAN BENJAMIN

Price: $2.99
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  1. From what I saw in the preview pages, the art IS NOT by Marco Rudy, but by two other artists. Unlike most people, I thought the first issue was alright. (Although it was nowhere near as good as Secret Six…) But, DC will not be getting my money if they keep switching artists on me mid-arc.

    • JeffR (@JeffRReid) says:

      You’d better get ready to boycott a lot of DC titles since it seems like many of them are switching artists. DC is really pushing for books to come out on time and they’re using every freelance artist on their speed dial to make it happen.

    • You weren’t alone on liking the first issue. it was my POTW.

  2. I also enjoyed the first issue! Don’t understand why people didn’t like it!

  3. I really don’t like Harley Quinn in this, but that’s not enough to make me not like it. I thought the first issue was a crazed blast!

  4. The first issue was good, and I feel like the solicit for this takes away from the Oh Crap! moment at the end of issue #1. Oh well. I really liked this book and I look forward to seeing where this goes. They really set the stakes in issue #1 for how special the 6 members of this team were. I hope they don’t ruin that by adding members willy-nilly in the future.

    • If they follow the old Suicide Squad formula a member(s) will die and be replaced every issue. Deadshot and Captain Boomerang were the only consistent team members I remember.

  5. Had alot of fun with first issue and this team just seem more meaner then Thunderbolts. Good or bad that is based on your personal opinion but Im digging it alot.

  6. more like Poo-icide Squad

  7. I loved the first issue and was also my POW easily hands down!! I came into this very hesitant since I was a big fan of Secret 6 and Gotham Sirens and this book seemed to be the only one that was going to replace it. I just was very skeptical that I could do the job; I was wrong I felt it did a great job of replacing those books. I can’t wait to see what happens with all of those people and I am very afraid to see the first casuality. Perhaps just behind JLA and Aquaman for book of the year for me right now.

    Just sayin’,

    K

  8. Where the hell is Catman? The Catman/Deadshot dynamic was one of my favorite things about Secret Six . It would be a shame for him to completely disappear from the new DCU after Gail Simone spent years turning him from a joke into a great character.

    • AGREED! I realize we probably won’t get Secret Six like it was again in our lifetimes, but throw us fans a bone here. Sheesh!

  9. This book is good so far and I would rather see various artists then late books.

    • For me, the artist/writer combo is very important for telling a story. I think the idea of switching artists each arc is fine to make sure that the book comes out on time, but I don’t like when the comic is solicited one way and then delivered another. For instance, the last Gail Simone Birds of Prey relaunch was a mess. Every issue was a different artist. Ugh! I can’t imagine if a comic switched writers every other issue… DC seems to assume that the writer is way more important than the artist for telling a story.

    • I would rather see the late books, than mediocre art. When I don’t like the art in a book it’s really hard for me to enjoy it.

  10. I also enjoyed the first issue, but this didn’t really do it for me. I like the premise and the art is acceptable, but the dialog is not.

  11. I haven’t made up my mind about this book yet.

  12. This issue was a bit of a mess, an enjoyable mess. It had a mondo-movie kinda feel to it. The alternating artists every other page was annoying and the story itself felt rushed and a little idiotic. Still, I liked it. I might not have LOLed, but I did SI (snicker internally) when joker’s girlfriend called the shark guy Jabberjaws. If I knew shame, I might consider this a guilty pleasure. I hope this gets better, but if it doesn’t I’ll still probably keep reading it. 4/5.

  13. 5!!!! This is POW for me even though I have read only half of the books in my stack leaving me about 10 more to read for this week. The artwork was very good and these characters together are fun and Waller is a real snake; she has not changed much in this new U. The Voialtage cat was doomed from the begining of the issue, when the preview says someones gotta go it was pretty obvious! GREAT ISSUE!

    Just Sayin’,

    K

  14. Wow really enjoying this more than I thought I would. I’m on board at least for the first arc. 4/5

  15. I’m going to have to go back and read this a second time after reading a lot of your comments. I thought the art was terrible, not so much in general, more when it switched to a completely different style that did not fit this book. I liked the idea behind the story but not the final execution. Plus, I felt there was no reason for a member of the team to die the way they did and didn’t know anything about the character so I wasn’t sure why I would care that they were no longer around. They killed someone because they thought they had to, like everyone is going to drop the book if nobody dies by the end of issue #2. Hopefully it’s a fun enough story to keep us coming back even if the bodies don’t pile to the ceiling. We’ll see things change on the second read.

  16. Major enjoyment the art didn’t bother me to much.

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