YMMV / Suicide Squad

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The subplot about the two Doctors Light and the demon torturing them.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Deadshot. The series put the character on the map (he had less than a dozen pre-Squad appearances) and is largely credited for his popularity amongst fans. Because of this, he became the team's de facto field leader in the New 52 series.
    • The squad itself in appearances in other books. Virtually every time they've shown up in guest spots, it's someone's depiction of a "classic" line-up, leading to people hoping for a revival.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • In an early issue Rick Flag and Amanda Waller get into a fight over mind-wiping old Suicide Squad members so they don't reveal information about the squad. Mind-wiping to hide secrets would become a much more serious problem when regular heroes start doing it in Identity Crisis. Even weirder, Waller of all people eventually relents and decides mind-wiping is too extreme.
    • In Issue 26, Flag sneaks into a Quraci military base and detonates a nuclear bomb, destroying it and killing himself. Four years later, the entire country of Qurac would be annihilated by a much more powerful nuclear device at the hands of Cheshire.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Count Vertigo and Kanto wind up fighting each other in Issue 35, which is funny considering that both characters would later be voiced by Michael York in the DC Animated Universe shows (the former appearing in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series and the latter in an episode of Superman: The Animated Series).
  • Magnificent Bastard: AMANDA WALLER. There are VERY few people in the DCU who beat her at this.
  • Nightmare Fuel: In the New 52: as of issue 6, Yo-yo is still alive inside King Shark's stomach and he appears briefly to beg for help.
  • Tainted by the Preview: The New 52 reboot of Suicide Squad didn't make the best first impression. A lot of the people who would have eagerly supported such a book were put off by Secret Six getting cancelled seemingly to be replaced by the new Squad, and the new costumes (particularly for Harley Quinn) were... not well-received. Since the book officially launched, it has attracted a fair share of complaints for its characterizations that seem a bit off and for, what some consider to be, pointless design changes, such as Amanda Waller's slimming-up.
  • Tear Jerker: In the DC Rebirth series: how Rustam destroys Waller in Suicide Squad #10, demolishing her I Am a Monster and The Dreaded facade.
    Amanda Waller:...I don't understand. This feels like losing. But I won.