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Suicide Squad: From the Ashes (Suicide Squad From the Ashes)

3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  111 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Suicide Squad: From the Ashes Originally published in single magazin form as Suicide Squad: raise the flag #1-8. Full description
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 2nd 2008 by DC Comics
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Timothy Boyd
Nov 10, 2015 Timothy Boyd rated it liked it
Good older DC series. Nice art and story. Recommended
Gonzalo Oyanedel
Sep 09, 2014 Gonzalo Oyanedel rated it really liked it
El retorno de Ostrander a uno de sus títulos más destacados se tradujo en una potente miniserie donde los criminales reclutados por Amanda Waller emprenden una enésima misión para rebajar condenas. Caras conocidas y varios nuevos en una historia no exenta de acción, tiempo de prestado y el trance concentrado que ya se vio en la serie continuada. Muy recomendable.
Kelly W.
Sep 05, 2016 Kelly W. rated it liked it
I’m in the camp of DC readers that considers John Ostrander to be a vastly underrated writer, and when the Suicide Squad movie was announced, I eagerly got my act together and picked up some of Ostrander’s runs. For some people, this particular volume will be a miss: it’s a slow-paced story with more focus on the politics of the story rather than an action-packed ensemble narrative. For others, though, especially those who enjoy classic DC (pre-52), this is a throwback to 1980s comics and a web ...more
Mar 09, 2015 Logan rated it did not like it
#10 of The 2015 Reading Challenge. Also reviewed in more detail hear:

This has got to be one of the most slow moving, most boring books i have ever read!
Acton Northrop
Sep 09, 2015 Acton Northrop rated it really liked it
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Apr 06, 2009 Jonathan rated it really liked it
With From the Ashes Ostrander updates his idea of villains turned government operatives (think: the Dirty Dozen) in a tale that bashes big corporate warmongers with thinly veiled political overtones (that simultaneously don't come off as heavy handed).

Fans of the original series from the 1980's won't find anything new here, but they won't be disapointed either. Ostrander stays on top of his game creating a veritible lair of asps and throwing the characters into it face first. What follows is a m
Bryson McCheeseburger
Not what I was expecting out of my first Suicide Squad graphic novel, but still not a bad story. Centers on one character and most of the regulars people expect from the movie are non-existent. Still found it interesting, but more background on the story and the squad would have helped me.
Nice read. Found it on a top-list of Suicide Squad comics as I've been curious since the announcement that there would be a movie. Didn't get hooked though.
Vinton Bayne
Jul 17, 2016 Vinton Bayne rated it liked it
This was a pretty ok book. Kind of slow. 2.5
Apr 19, 2008 Samin rated it liked it
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Mar 18, 2011 Craig rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This is a nice return to a concept that was genius. Why did I only give it 3 stars, then? Well, the characters simply could not be developed in a mini the way they were in the regular title. And why hasn't DC followed up on this mini-series yet...?
Guy Byars
Mar 30, 2015 Guy Byars rated it did not like it
Great concept, terrible execution in pacing and stuffy writing that kept me wincing. Definitely the worst major-market graphic novel I've read, which given the potential of the source material evinces tragic disdain.
Variaciones Enrojo
Edición española con el reboot del Suicide Squad del 2007, que no se había editado en castellano hasta ahora.
John Yelverton
Apr 26, 2012 John Yelverton rated it liked it
Decent book, but it was far from spectacular or worth writing home about.
Sep 10, 2016 Reyel2107 rated it really liked it
not the original but great !!!
Jan 16, 2009 Kerry rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
not as good as I'd hoped
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John Ostrander is an American writer of comic books. He is best known for his work on Suicide Squad, Grimjack and Star Wars: Legacy, series he helped create.

Originally an actor in a Chicago theatre company, Ostrander moved into writing comics in 1983. His first published works were stories about the character "Sargon, Mistress of War", who appeared the First Comics series Warp!, based on a series
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  • Suicide Squad, Volume 3: Rogues
  • Suicide Squad, Volume 4: The Janus Directive
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