Aquaman/Suicide Squad
After Aquaman's undersea kingdom rises to become a world power of the surface, the Suicide Squad must infiltrate the city and send it back to the depths or die trying. The epic crossover event is collected here in Aqauman/Suicide Squad: Sink Atlantis!Task Force X's objective: take out Aquaman's kingdom. But that's not their only job. There's something buried there that Amanda Waller wants, and this is her chance to claim it. Will the Squad realize this before it's too late? Or will Aquaman clash with Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Killer Croc and co. and destroy everything around them in the process?Written by Dan Abnett and Rob Williams with art from a crew of today's best illustrators, this crossover event is a must-have for Aquaman, Harley Quinn and Suicide Squad fans alike! Collects Aquaman #39-40 and Suicide Squad #45-46.

Aquaman/Suicide Squad Details

TitleAquaman/Suicide Squad
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 12th, 2019
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401290726
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Graphic Novels

Aquaman/Suicide Squad Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    Atlantis has risen to the surface due to events in Dark Nights: Metal. While Mera is being crowned as the new ruler of Atlantis, not everyone in the U.S. government is happy with Atlantis off the coast of America. They send the Suicide Squad to sink Atlantis again. This is actually a really organic fit between Aquaman and Suicide Squad. Abnett actually is able to further his Aquaman story in the midst of what should just be an excuse for the two teams to fight. We do get some great fights too, e Atlantis has risen to the surface due to events in Dark Nights: Metal. While Mera is being crowned as the new ruler of Atlantis, not everyone in the U.S. government is happy with Atlantis off the coast of America. They send the Suicide Squad to sink Atlantis again. This is actually a really organic fit between Aquaman and Suicide Squad. Abnett actually is able to further his Aquaman story in the midst of what should just be an excuse for the two teams to fight. We do get some great fights too, especially King Shark vs. Killer Croc in a bottle of former versus current Suicide Squad muscle. Jose Luis and Joe Bennett provide some very reliable art.
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  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    A perfect mash up of Aquaman and the Squad.World: The art is solid, the Suicide Squad issues look a bit more crisp and more my style but overall this little crossover was beautiful to look at. Both series kep the color scheme that Sejic was doing with Aquaman and the design of the world and the locations were used to good effect. The world building blended seamlessly with the each respective series and it does not feel out of place. The consequences in each book are felt here, this makes this cr A perfect mash up of Aquaman and the Squad.World: The art is solid, the Suicide Squad issues look a bit more crisp and more my style but overall this little crossover was beautiful to look at. Both series kep the color scheme that Sejic was doing with Aquaman and the design of the world and the locations were used to good effect. The world building blended seamlessly with the each respective series and it does not feel out of place. The consequences in each book are felt here, this makes this crossover and the world it is set in meaningful. Story: What is happening? The dialog is so snappy and good, this has been missing from Aquaman and wow the dialog is great. Harley is especially quippy this time around and her sense of fun really lends itself for this event. The art is a bit over the top when it comes to Mera’s butt but oh well this is the Squad book and this is how they roll (I wished they did less of that or it was equal opportunity but it ain’t). The story is simple it’s a mission and it’s also tied to the events in Aquaman so this is a perfect crossover with a story that actual makes sense and matters. There are character moments, there are action moments and there are world building moments all found here. Sure there is some retread with Atlantis coming up to the surface again that is similar to what we had at the beginning of Aquaman Rebirth with the consolate but it’s solidly done. I don’t want to spoil this but this is the type of crossovers that I love it was sooo enjoyable. Characters: The banter was really good and the mean nothing characters from the Squad were actually well developed for the 4 issues that this story had. It also dealt with character from Aquaman’s rebellion and really gives consequence to it, it’s really good. A lot of the characters do have to rely on pre-exisiting and previous series development but it’s hinted at quickly and this book can be piced up by anyone and still enjoyed cause of the fun character chemistry.A really liked this arc it was just pure junk food goodness!Onward to the next book!*read individual issues*
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    As a result of the wish Aquaman made at the end of Dark Nights: Metal, Atlantis has risen to the surface of the ocean. Unfortunately, some people don't like that. Enter Amanda Waller and the Suicide Squad. But when a mission to sink Atlantis turns out to have a despicable ulterior motive, Aquaman, Mera, and the Squad will have to work together to save the city and all its inhabitants.Poor Dan Abnett didn't really get to send off his run on Aquaman. With these two issues as part of the Sink Atlan As a result of the wish Aquaman made at the end of Dark Nights: Metal, Atlantis has risen to the surface of the ocean. Unfortunately, some people don't like that. Enter Amanda Waller and the Suicide Squad. But when a mission to sink Atlantis turns out to have a despicable ulterior motive, Aquaman, Mera, and the Squad will have to work together to save the city and all its inhabitants.Poor Dan Abnett didn't really get to send off his run on Aquaman. With these two issues as part of the Sink Atlantis! crossover, and then the next two as tie-ins to Drowned Earth, he doesn't get to spend his last few issues doing everything he wanted to do. That said, this is so much fun that I'm not even mad.Joined by co-writer Rob Williams, Aquaman/Suicide Squad's four issues are a romp through Atlantis that pulls in every Aquaman supporting character as well as some of the Suicide Squad's most iconic characters like Harley and Deadshot while also incorporating lesser-known characters like Locksmith who all play a vital role in propelling the story forward. There are even some revelations about the Aquaman cast that you'd miss if you didn't read these issues, so that's an added incentive not to skip it.The artwork is split between Joe Bennett and José Luis, and both are perfect fits for the story. Bennett's art is a bit more detailed while Luis' feels more streamlined, but they have a consistent style that makes this a visual treat as well as one of the story front.While it may look like a strange pairing, solid writing, great character work, and stellar art prove that Sink Atlantis! has hidden depths well worth plumbing.
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  • Cisz Geverink - Strasters
    January 1, 1970
    Ik ben absoluut geen Suicide Squad fan, maar deze crossover was erg cool! Ik kan niet wachten tot het volgende deel binnen is, de crossover met Justice League, en ik weer verder kan lezen. Aquaman blijft absoluut een van mijn favorieten ♡
  • Quentin Wallace
    January 1, 1970
    Something happened in the Dark Knights Metal crossover (which I haven't read yet) that raised Atlantis to the surface, near the United States. The US of course feels threatened, but decides not to overreact. Then a rogue General blackmails Amanda Waller into sending in the Suicide Squad to literally sink Atlantis, and probably destroy it in the process.This was an old fashioned action style crossover without a lot more going on, but it was good for what it was. It was cool to see Aquaman interac Something happened in the Dark Knights Metal crossover (which I haven't read yet) that raised Atlantis to the surface, near the United States. The US of course feels threatened, but decides not to overreact. Then a rogue General blackmails Amanda Waller into sending in the Suicide Squad to literally sink Atlantis, and probably destroy it in the process.This was an old fashioned action style crossover without a lot more going on, but it was good for what it was. It was cool to see Aquaman interacting with the Squad, and there were some twists and turns as well. The art was good for the most part and overall this was a decent crossover with some logic behind the story.
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  • Sarospice
    January 1, 1970
    A fun mash-up of heroes and antiheroes, now that Atlantis is risen. I liked seeing Mera in control, but it was boring that the suicide squad needed someone MORE morally corrupt to fight. Are they villains or heroes? Maybe it's just time to say this group is reformed because as badasses they lack bite.
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  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    Mediocre read.....
  • Robert
    January 1, 1970
    An entertaining read, although I doubt we’ll see much of Big Bad “Lord Satin Anus” in the future. Villains who wear helmets inside other helmets are rarely compelling.[image error]
  • Nicole Westen
    January 1, 1970
    The thing that made me laugh the most was that Aquaman tried to be all 'black ops' for like, five seconds, before Mera found out and was like 'honey what are you doing?' Buuusted.
  • Adam Fisher
    January 1, 1970
    At the end of Aquaman Vol 6, the ramifications of Aquaman's wish (made during the Dark Nights: Metal event) made Atlantis rise to the surface. Will this bring the peace he hoped for? Doubtful! This Volume is basically divided into 3 stories: the beginning of the reign of Queen Mera, the rise and fall Master Jailer, and the actual intrusion mission of the Suicide Squad on the Atlantean vaults.With a potentially hostile Atlantis right off the coast of America, the government publicly takes the sta At the end of Aquaman Vol 6, the ramifications of Aquaman's wish (made during the Dark Nights: Metal event) made Atlantis rise to the surface. Will this bring the peace he hoped for? Doubtful! This Volume is basically divided into 3 stories: the beginning of the reign of Queen Mera, the rise and fall Master Jailer, and the actual intrusion mission of the Suicide Squad on the Atlantean vaults.With a potentially hostile Atlantis right off the coast of America, the government publicly takes the stance of peace while a general sends an order to Amanda Waller to send the Squad on a mission. Newcomers Lord Satanis (a magic user who is carrying a magical bomb to disrupt Atlantean magic that will cause the city to sink again) and Master Jailer (breaking and entering expert who can crack ANY lock - important for the story) join Harley, Deadshot, and Killer Croc and begin their swim down, entering the city during Mera's coronation, and getting assistance from Urcell, an Atlantean who doesn't support Mera OR surface life.Shortly after discovering that they are in fact carrying a nuke, Aquaman attacks the Squad, and captures Harley and Deadshot, while the rest of the Squad continues to the magical vaults of the Silent School. Mera, seeing that Aquaman was trying to provide her plausible deniability by undertaking the mission on his own, sends him to gather criminals to help fight against the invading Squad.Harley, Deadshot, Aquaman, King Shark, Byss, Dolphin and others almost make it to the Silent School in time to stop Lord Satanis from entering (attempting to take magical items for himself before blowing up the city), but only Dolphin ends up on the right side of the magical barrier enacted. When the shield drops, an all-hell battle breaks loose and Master Jailer (now the hero, and going out with respect of his team) is able to lock up the nuke, but the fallout blasts obliterates him. Satanis and the general who ordered the strike go to jail, and peace is able to resume between Atlantis and the surface. But for how long?Overall, the story was good and fast paced, but it seemed very predictable. I do look forward to seeing how all this plays out though. Recommend.
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  • Jamie Revell
    January 1, 1970
    This crossover event manages to bring together the good points of both of its constituent series. From the Aquaman point of view, we have some follow up to the events of the recently finished story arc, and a continuation of the theme of distrust between Atlantis and the U.S. military. The focus is more on the Squad, however, and here we have a typical black ops mission that inevitably goes a bit pear-shaped. In that respect, it's nothing new, but if you're going to do a Suicide Squad crossover, This crossover event manages to bring together the good points of both of its constituent series. From the Aquaman point of view, we have some follow up to the events of the recently finished story arc, and a continuation of the theme of distrust between Atlantis and the U.S. military. The focus is more on the Squad, however, and here we have a typical black ops mission that inevitably goes a bit pear-shaped. In that respect, it's nothing new, but if you're going to do a Suicide Squad crossover, the sort of plot used here is a good way of doing it, with Harley and Amanda Waller being written particularly well. The slower scenes with the Aquaman characters also help to break up the non-stop fighting that tends to typify Suicide Squad so that the whole thing isn't simply a slugfest.
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  • Sesana
    January 1, 1970
    As far as crossovers go, this one makes perfect sense. Obviously, the US is going to be intimidated that Atlantis has risen, given the very recent history. Suicide Squad is right there. It was only a matter of time (and really, realistically, not much time) before somebody, officially or unofficially, sent them to wreak some havoc in Atlantis. And so they do. Now, I haven't been reading Suicide Squad, so I don't particularly know or care what's going on with those characters. I do know that the As far as crossovers go, this one makes perfect sense. Obviously, the US is going to be intimidated that Atlantis has risen, given the very recent history. Suicide Squad is right there. It was only a matter of time (and really, realistically, not much time) before somebody, officially or unofficially, sent them to wreak some havoc in Atlantis. And so they do. Now, I haven't been reading Suicide Squad, so I don't particularly know or care what's going on with those characters. I do know that the arc of this story gave me a renewed appreciation for Waller, though.
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  • Brooke Lily
    January 1, 1970
    I've wanted to read more comics recently and this was a perfect one to start on! DC isn't my favourite but I do love some Suicide Squad from time to time but combined with Aquaman??? I loved it. The art is gorgeous, all the little details and shadows, it's just stunning. I felt so bad for Carl though, he didn't want that life, he just wanted to be a father to his daughter but ended up exploding with the nuke :( A hero in my heart <3. Also Harley Quinn in this was hILARIOUS, i loved her scenes I've wanted to read more comics recently and this was a perfect one to start on! DC isn't my favourite but I do love some Suicide Squad from time to time but combined with Aquaman??? I loved it. The art is gorgeous, all the little details and shadows, it's just stunning. I felt so bad for Carl though, he didn't want that life, he just wanted to be a father to his daughter but ended up exploding with the nuke :( A hero in my heart <3. Also Harley Quinn in this was hILARIOUS, i loved her scenes so much <38/10.
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  • Jeremy Bautista
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a little miffed that much of Mera's story was covered more thoroughly in the Suicide Squad books than in the Aquaman portion. But that aside, I look at this crossover as a way for me, who doesn't read Suicide Squad, to get a little reintroduction and maybe even a little gateway into that book and those characters. I don't feel like this book changed a lot of the main story, at least for Aquaman, but it was still fun to read.
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  • Rex Libris
    January 1, 1970
    A covert group inside the US government is concerned about the power wielded by the city of Atlantis. So they hire the Suicide Squad to nuke it. A crossover series that gave the DC people the chance to mix Harley Quinn with Aquaman.
  • Edward Davies
    January 1, 1970
    Bit of a slim volume but it was okay, would have been nice to have padded it out with a few issues from Aquaman and Suicide Squad though.
  • Zach
    January 1, 1970
    Anytime that Killer Croc and King Shark throw down is awesome.
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