Secret Six

Secret Six #13

by Alan Rapp on May 5, 2016

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Secret Six #13As Strix adjust to her new life with the League of Assassins her former teammates begin making preparations for a suicide run against the deadliest group of killers on the planet in order to get their friend back. With Catman calling in a favor to Scandal Savage, next month’s final issue is likely to be a mix of classic and New 52 members of the team against incredible odds (not unlike the previous volume’s farewell).

Strix’s perspective inside the home of the League proves to be a bloody good time (literally as she kills her way through the test subjects put in her path by Lady Shiva, each in the garb of one of her teammates). Not only surviving Shiva’s challenge but excelling in a way that even surprises the world’s most dangerous woman, I wonder whether or not we will get to see these two square off before the dust settles.

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Secret Six #12

by Alan Rapp on April 5, 2016

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Secret Six #12With a few arcs under its belt it looks like its time for a little shake-up to the current status quo of the Secret Six. The neighborhood gets a trio of unexpected visitors in Secret Six #12. With Batgirl still hanging around from last month’s issue, Lady Shiva comes calling on the house of misfit toys. Determined to make Strix an offer the assassin can’t refuse, Shiva makes quick work of Catman, Strix, and Batgirl. Further threatening the lives of her new friends, Shiva convinces Strix to join the League of Assassins.

We also get an appearance by Sue Dinby which has a dramatic effect on her husband. Say goodbye to Big Shot and say hello to the Elongated Man. Maybe his heroic look can rub off on Catman next?

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Secret Six #10

by Alan Rapp on February 2, 2016

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Secret Six #10After 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.

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Secret Six #8

by Alan Rapp on December 4, 2015

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Secret Six #8With a wide range of magical folks across the DCU targeting Black Alice, Catman and his teammates have a decision to make. Do they step in and try to help their new friend? And if so what is the proper action to take? Should the pillars that make up the White Gate be protected? Or should they be destroyed.

Memorable for Black Alice making several characters her bitch in the middle of her hospital stay and an unexpected undersea battle between Catman and Aquaman (much to the delight of Thomas Blake’s teammates), Secret Six #8 also offers the return of Scandal Savage, Ragdoll, and Jeannette as Gail Simone continues to toy with fans of the original group and tease the idea of the real band getting back together.

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Secret Six #7

by Alan Rapp on November 4, 2015

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Secret Six #7Secret Six #7 is a bit of a Who’s Who of the mystical and magical side of the DCU as we’re introduced to a meeting of several of the most powerful members of this group including the Phantom Stranger, Deadman, Zatanna, Klarion, and others gathered together to discuss a mutual problem: Black Alice. The young woman’s ability to tap into and temporarily steal their powers has not gone unnoticed, but the real trouble with how Alice operates is that it leaves each member of the collective weakened and in turn is causing a weakening in the mystical defenses that are keeping out a looming threat too powerful to fight. Their solution, however, won’t sit well with the other members of the Secret Six.

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