Secret Six Vol. 2 #8

Secret Six Vol. 2 #8

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Carlos Rodriguez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 8, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

It's a special double date issue as the surviving members of the Six take a night on the town in that disturbing way that only they can do. It's dinner and a movie with bullets and bloodshed in an all-romance (with violence) issue you won't want to miss! Plus, what does Ragdoll dream about? Um, it's not for the squeamish.

  • 9.0
    IGN - Daniel Schmergel Apr 8, 2009

    Unlike most comic book archetypes, these characters live in the same grey area—between right and wrong and good and evil—that most real people inhabit. Consequently, their story comes across as more genuine than those of typical comic book characters, And it's to Simone's credit that a title featuring a man dressed as a cat, an insane disjointed clown, an uber-assassin, and the daughter of an immortal is truer to the human condition than just about any other comic book being written today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 9, 2009

    Just a fun, character relationship building and expanding type of issue, similar to how the XMen used to have those baseball game doneinones back in the day. Of course, this being Secret Six and a team of villains, they had their own spin on fun activities. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Brian Lynch Apr 8, 2009

    I wish I went on a double date like that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Apr 13, 2009

    There's a bonus of an inspired sequence with Ragdoll, who has his own counterpoint to play to the pretty people's story. In this strip, Amanda Gould's charming cartoons just make Simone's smart words all the more biting. This series is a nasty piece of work, and it better keep it up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 17, 2009

    This issue is a joy to read, but really hard to explain why without quoting the entire issue for you. Gail Simone is in full force with the fun asides (such as when Scandal tries to buy dog collars for Jeannette, and uses the stockboy's neck for a comparison of size) and excellent dialogue, and the moment where young Liana stuns the immortal girl, the banshee, and the paid killer with her insight is beautifully handled. Regular penciller Nicola Scott isn't on board for this one, but I have no complaints about Carlos Rodriguez, other than his Scandal not being quite as petite as I always picture her being. I like the fact that the consequences of the previous awesome scene have come back in a big and unexpected way, and the Jeannette/Deadshot relationship is a creeeeeepy yet brilliant flower in a garden of interesting ideas. Secret Six #8 earns a romantical 4 out of 5 stars, and once again illustrates why this series is a hidden gem amidst the various detritus of company crossov Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Apr 15, 2009

    One of the great strengths of this series has always been that inside all the chaos and betrayal and moral ambiguity are a solid core of believable characters. In a book about about a guy in a cat costume and a dude who fitted the top half of a pistol to his wrist and somehow found it more effective to fashion a ring of bullets to feed ammunition into it as opposed to just holding a gun in his hand like a normal person, that's no easy task. Simone, however, continues to prove that she is perfectly suited to the task. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Apr 18, 2009

    Yeah, um, I really didn't get this comic book... What the HELL was going on here??? Seriously, what was this? I guess Gail Simone(writer)wanted to give the team an easy time after the events of the last few issues, but I really didn't enjoy this comic at all, which was a bit surprising. This issue just fell totally flat for me. The jokes didn't work for me, which really hurt this comic, since it was supposed to be a funny interlude. I know Gail can do a better job than what was in this comic. Read Full Review

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