Secret Six Vol. 2 #18

Secret Six Vol. 2 #18

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: John Ostrander, Gail Simone Artist: Jim Calafiore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 10, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

It's the exciting conclusion of John Ostrander and Gail Simone's epic team-up! The Black Lanterns have both the Suicide Squad and the Secret Six up against the wall. But Amanda Waller always has a plan. That plan: Manhunter! Plus, Deadshot is forced to make the decision of his life!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Feb 11, 2010

    In the end, though, Secret Six is always about the characters for me. Each has a unique voice and they all play off each so well that it's a joy to read each month. They could, and have, sat around talking for some issues, even gone to strip clubs and nights on the town, and Simone has made it work. With Ostrander helping out now, it's just gotten that much better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Feb 11, 2010

    I'm sure that all of you are shocked to see Secret Six topping the Rankings once again, especially after the huge number of Book of the Week honors the title brought in last year. Once again Gail Simone puts on a clinic, this time with the help of John Ostrander and Jim Calafiore. This issue has it all big action, great characters, stellar dialogue, and amazing art. You aren't going to find a better comic out there this week than this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 13, 2010

    This whole issue is wonderful, as John Ostrander's hand changes the tone of the book without undermining any of the razor-sharp characterizations set up by Gail Simone... Deadshot's gun-happy moment is a full-on "Hell, YEAH!" moment, especially for anyone who has read much of Amanda Waller in the past. The darkness of the issue fits with the crossover better than I thought these characters would, and the revelation that Amanda is herself the mysterious Mockingbird pulling the Secret Six's strings comes as a huge shock to even her own second in command. Jim Calafiore is handling the art here (I believe Nicola Scott was busy drawing Blackest Night: Wonder Woman) and his unique art style works quite well, making Scandal and Deadshot especially look awesome. I don't know if he's staying with the book or not, but if he does, I won't be too disappointed. My only real complaint about the issue was that I had to go back and research the history of the Six and the old Suicide Squad to remember Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Andy Bentley Feb 10, 2010

    After a shaky start, this middle issue featured a lot of action combines with some great dialog. I'd ultimately like to see less action and a focus more on the title characters as the arc draws to a close. If DC decides to make this crossover an annual event ala JLA and JSA, I'm totally on board - as long as it's Simone and Ostrander. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 11, 2010

    I'm plenty glad to be putting this crossover behind me. With its short length and status as a loose tie-in to a larger story, "Danse Macabre" never reached its potential. That said, the ending is just intriguing enough that I'm hopeful Simone can quickly set her series back on the right path in the next story arc. I hope so, because it was only mere months ago that Secret Six was one of the very best books at DC. There's no reason that shouldn't still be the case. Read Full Review

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