After Zatanna recaps the events of the arc so far, “House of Strangers” concludes with the Secret Six taking on Superman to fight for the right to destroy the world in order to save the life of Black Alice. But if the world ends how will Black Alice be safe? Hey, we never said these guys were smart. Loyal, sure. But not smart.
Gail Simone has to think outside of the box to find a way for the half-dozen rogues to stand toe-to-toe with the Man of Steel and come out on top. Not bad for a band of misfits thrown together by chance. That said, the comic ends on an anti-climactic note as the decision of friend vs. world is taken out of their hands and the story simply peters out.
I’m also a bit confused as to who is actually walking around in Black Alice’s body at the end of the comic. Despite Scandal Savage‘s attempt to kill the young woman, or whatever is/was possessing her, Black Alice survives… but is it really her or just some creature wearing her face? And does this mean we’ve seen the last of Scandal and Rag Doll (two characters who this team could desperately use) for the foreseeable future? For fans.