Secret Six Vol. 2 #12

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 5, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

A crisis of conscience splits the Secret Six right down the middle and puts them on opposite sides of a horrific war involving Amazons led by a deluded Artemis! But that's just the opening bout for the main event: Jeannette vs. Wonder Woman!

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 6, 2009

    At this point, I'm really not sure how Gail Simone and Nicola Scott can continue to top themselves on this series. Every issue is an amazing example of quality craftsmanship and this one is no different. This is, hands down, the single best superhero book on the stands and a real front runner for the best comic in general. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Bryan Joel Aug 5, 2009

    Secret Six is the DC book I most look forward to monthly, and it seems no matter what wringer Gail Simone buts the characters through, they're always better for it. This book is proof that there's no such thing as an unusable character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 6, 2009

    There's so many things done right in this issue and it reads like no other book on the market. At the heart of it, these are villains doing bad things, but who knew being so bad could be so good? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Aug 10, 2009

    As the book ends its first year, more of you should be reading it, telling DC that youre interested in deeper characterization and darkly funny stories and violence that actually has relevance to the plot (as opposed to violence as a plot generator). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 15, 2009

    The real star of this issue is Gail's dialogue, going from wonderful (after Wonder Woman threatens to castrate Deadshot, Rag Doll explains how he doesn't miss his "boys," and how there are now flavored substitutes) to horrifying (the description of Jeannette's death) to sad (as Scandal explains to Bane that he needs to Venom up again.) The entire issue takes place over the space of about twenty minutes or so, and the battle sequence is quite well-handled, given the imbalance of power levels involved. I'm still unclear on the real reasoning behind the creation of this prison, with it's "Nine Circles of Hell" theme, and I'm wondering where this split will leave the team after this mission is over, but overall it's a good issue, with Nicola Scott once again delivering some of the most wonderful (and overlooked) art that the Big Two has to offer, as she does month after month. Secret Six is an overlooked gem of a title, and Secret Six #12 earns an impressive4 out of 5 stars overall Read Full Review

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