Secret Six #5

Secret Six #5

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Dale Eaglesham, Tom Derenick, Jason Wright Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 19, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 11
7.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

After the initial attack on Big Shots home (and the shocking revelation of one members true identity), the teams suburban retreat has been exposed. As the team starts to fracture, this highly dysfunctional band of outcasts prepares for the next strike from Mockingbird!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Aug 19, 2015

    Tick tock. The first arc on the revitalized Secret Six is winding down, but the pace and danger is climbing quickly in the other direction. Simone and Eaglesham are giving longtime fans, not just of the Six, but of the DCU as a whole, something to squeal about with #5. If you pass this one up trust me, youre going to regret it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 19, 2015

    Actually, I do have a confession to make in this last paragraph, dear readers. I may have given a few secrets away with this review. A man of letters such as myself can be very cunning in hiding things between the lines. But while I may have my sport with you readers, you can be assured of one thing – you will all enjoy Secret Six as much as I do. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Aug 19, 2015

    The big return/reveal will be the story of “Secret Six” #5 but Simone is bringing her A game with the team dynamicsand the art team is pulling off all the zaniness and violence “Secret Six” is known for. This is a big turning point for the series and the wait till issue six will be a tough one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 20, 2015

    The issue does suffer some hiccups in terms of pacing (The Riddler bits feel forced at times), but when it comes to finding the "fun" in dysfunctional, this series has it down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Aug 26, 2015

    Gail Simone continues to write complex, twisted plots filled with characters that have lots of levels to them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 19, 2015

    The issue felt like an Agatha Christie revelation mixed with The Usual Suspects. While it doesn't quite stand on its own, as part of the story arc, it's fantastic. A much needed issue that seamlessly fits into the overall story not breaking its stride. Its taken a few issues to get there, but Simone's latest Secret Six run is starting to remind me a lot of her modern classic run, and that's a very good thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Tajaye Williams Aug 21, 2015

    Dale Eaglesham only heightens this with his detailed pencils moving from bloated superhero action to intimate personal drama with ease. The issue does suffer a bit in terms of pacing, but when it comes to nailing the fun, dysfunctional family dynamic look no further. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Ten Van Winkle Aug 20, 2015

    With each passing issue, Secret Six lifts another veil. A story that started off smothering and too tight is getting more air by the minute. An increasingly fresh story, a grand reveal, and a mean cliffhanger at the end makes the month between issues feel a little bit too long. Bring on issue six, bring on more secrets! Read Full Review

  • 7.5 - Harrison Rawdin Aug 20, 2015

    Secret Six #5 entertains before it wraps up with just enough lingering elements to get us back for #6. In my mind the series, as a whole, has stumbled a bit out of the gate but with this addition it feels like the creative team is getting things back on track for this oddly fun team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Thomas Crawford Aug 24, 2015

    Another fun issue from Simone and co. is in the bag, and the team moves one step closer to the inevitable train wreck they continue to make of their lives. It's a lot of fun to watch, and I'm sure the bloody finale to come will serve to remind folks why fans of this series love it so much. Get in while you can, because Secret Sixis going to be a wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 21, 2015

    "Secret Six" #5 is a strong recovery for the book, enough that I'd recommend people who might have given up to dip back in to give the series another shot. Simone, Eaglesham and Derenick put all of their chips on the table, and it's paid off. I'm all-in for future issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 20, 2015

    Secret Six seems to be back on track with the story it's trying to tell, but too many questions linger here for me to get really excited about where we're going.  Yeah, the story is fun, but not everything makes sense to me and at times explanations feel a bit forced.  The art in this book is great and what this issue brings makes me pretty excited for where we're going....... just as long as everything makes sense when we get there. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Aug 21, 2015

    This is easily the worst issue of Secret Six to date. For many people, I think this issue might be the straw that breaks the camel's back, and forces readers to drop this title for another title. I hope that isn't the case because I feel like this book has a lot of potential, but sometimes the time just isn't right. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 22, 2015

    Somewhere in this comic is the same enjoyable Secret Six. But right now, it's suffering the same fate as Horrible Bosses 2. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Batman Universe - Jim Remolde Aug 21, 2015

    I still have an interest in what happens with this story but it is slowly becoming a train wreck and for that I will give this issue one batarang. Read Full Review

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