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Suicide Squad: Dream Team #1 (of 4)

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Based on 11 critic ratings.

When Amanda Waller makes her move to seize ultimate power in the DCU, nothing will stand in her way—not even the future.

Spinning out of the events of Titans: Beast World comes the story of Dreamer — the precog dream-walker who has run afoul of the most power-hungry villain in DCU history.

With a super-powered hero who can see the future on her side, is Waller’s Suicide Squad finally unstoppable?

Join Harley Quinn, Bizarro, Clock King, Black Alice, and Deadeye for the fight for DC’s future… and the next big step toward the cataclysmic event of 2024!

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24 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    A gift of prophecy is exactly the type of thing Amanda Waller would look to exploit and now Dreamer is caught in her web in Suicide Squad: Dream Team #1. A more than solid debut issue that lays out the stakes, and nails every character beat and tonal change while still letting things breathe in an enjoyable way.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    On some levels, this is a really good book. Dreamer is a great POV character, the plot is strong, and her interaction with Harley is top-notch—especially in an emotionally powerful segment after an unexpected casualty to the mission. Other characters, like Black Alice and Clock King, are appealingly creepy, and it’s great to see the Gammora plots followed up on from Superman: Son of Kal-El (which Maines had some involvement in). But other characters feel a little more flawed, which is common in a large ensemble cast. Bizarro isn’t portrayed very clearly—he’s not smart or dangerous enough to be the Bizarro World version, and seems too aggressive and dumb to be Jason Todd’s friend. And then, of course, there’s Amanda Waller, who hasn’t so much jumped off the slippery slope as strapped on a jetpack. Still, as a continued spotlight for Dreamer and especially as a series debut for Maines, it’s a very strong start.

  • 80


    Suicide Squad: Dream Team #1 is a good start to a different kind of Suicide Squad team. The dynamics between the few characters that interact are compelling while Dreamer’s further inclusion in DC Comics is exciting as hell.

  • 80

    The Aspiring Kryptonian

    Overall, this was a fascinating first issue with some real potential for greatness. With Dreamer being friends with Jon Kent, the story dealing with Jay Nakamura’s homeland, the inclusion of Bizarro, and Waller being teased as the main villain in DC’s next major event, we’ll be keeping our eyes on ‘Suicide Squad: Dream Team‘.

    Although the art is dynamic, it could sometimes feel too busy or distracting, especially in some of the more somber moments of the story. Honestly, my expectations weren’t too high going into this book but found myself thoroughly engaged the entire time. The real take away is the impressiveness of Nicole Maines writing. Some of these characters aren’t the easiest to capture on their own, let alone in an ensemble cast, and she absolutely nails it. I’m genuinely intrigued where this series is headed.

  • 75

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 75

    Nerd Initiative

    This first half of this issue was super heavy on dialogue and backstory. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be a bit hard to get through. Once we get the squad on their mission the pacing picks up and things seem to flow easier. I thing this book has some great potential going forward. Once things get complicated and the squad members start diverting from their main objective, it’s gonna get fun. I say it’s worth picking up issue two to see a little more of how the story unfolds!

  • 75

    Caped Joel

  • 70

    Major Spoilers

    The upshot of Suicide Squad: Dream Team #1 is a more nuanced Squad then we’ve seen in a while, building on bits of Wildstorm Comics, CW TV, post-Crisis comics of the ’80s, and more, combining interesting artistic motifs with a talented young writer. If this series can fully establish Dreamer as a player (as DC has done with the likes of Peacemaker or Damian Wayne), it will be well worth the time and effort for readers.

  • 70

    Dark Knight News

    Suicide Squad: Dream Team #1 delivers a very solid start to the series. We get new characters, a new mission… and the same old Amanda Waller. Things look very promising, and I’m really looking forward to more.

  • 67

    Comic Watch

    This is considerably more engaging visually than narratively. Dreamer’s fans will find a lot to like in this issue and, based on the way this is set up, probably the whole series. Beyond that, though, Suicide Squad Dream Team #1 is a weak issue. In terms of telling or even setting up a story it accomplishes very little. At best, this is a first issue that offers potential because it delivers on little else.

  • 60

    Suicide Squad: Dream Team #1 balances an exposition-heavy introduction with a curious collection of B-list characters and some intriguing layouts. The plot is laid out in a heavy-handed fashion with Amanda Waller playing like a mustache-twirling villain of melodrama and many dialogue series simply laying out origins and premises. Yet familiar characters, most of all Harley Quinn, play up their own idiosyncratic charms to make what little action there is on the page more interesting. Even when it’s clear this team will implode, the exact nature of that disaster offers potential. Penciller Eddy Barrows elevates that familiar set up of material with some interesting perspective and page designs. The artwork present in this issue promises that when things go well and truly awry, the fireworks will be worth witnessing.

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