Secret Six Vol. 2 #15

Writer: John Ostrander Artist: Jim Calafiore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 4, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Deadshot takes center stage! He's always been a killer, but now the urge to kill everyone is threatening to take him over completely. Can the mercenary pull himself out of these murderous depths? Or will he drown in the murky waters of his own addiction to death? Guest-written by John Ostrander, whose fan-favorite run on SUICIDE SQUAD helped define Deadshot.

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 5, 2009

    John Ostrander proves that he hasn't lost a beat with his signature character in this excellent story that does wonders at getting into Deadshot's psyche. Ostrander builds a perfect bridge from his classic interpretation of the character to Gail Simone's current take while adding more depth to Deadshot than I think has ever been presented before. When you add in the stellar work by Jim Calafiore, you've got not only the best book of the week, but also one of the stronger issues of the year and Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 4, 2009

    Secret Six is very much a brainchild of its core creative team of Gail Simone and Nicola Scott. Whenever a book that dependent on and synonymous with the vision of its creators takes time for a fill-in issue, the results can be disastrously boring. That this issue works as well as it does in the context of the series' greater narrative makes it even more remarkable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 26, 2009

    This issue makes me thankful that older creators like Jon Ostrander are still willing and able to ply their craft and remind us of days gone by. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 7, 2009

    Deadshot is an interesting character with a decently interesting origin story. However, when the story has a solid dovetail to it and uses some symbolism and subconscious actions to define the characters it's that much better. I enjoyed the story and felt this was a terrific one shot to pick up. I definitely recommend this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Nov 9, 2009

    Too often, the return of a writer decades later to an old character feels out of sync with contemporary storytelling, but Ostrander goes nowhere near that pitfall here. I came out of Secret Six #15 with a greater understanding and appreciation of its lead character, and who could ask for more than that? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Nov 7, 2009

    Basically, the issue helps flesh Floyd out but can't really move him forward. That is the job for the regular SECRET SIX writer. Just the same, for this old fan, it was fun to see a glimpse of the old SUICIDE SQUAD again. Who knows? This may open the door to more appearances by the team. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 7, 2009

    Ostrander tells a safe character driven story that fleshes out Deadshot's past for readers unfamiliar with it, but it also reads unlike what Secret Six fans are accustomed to and is more like a oneshot for Deadshot than a continuation of the series. After the bombshell conclusion to last issue, I was disappointed there was no follow up here, too. All in all, a good story, but not up to typical Secret Six standards either. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Nov 5, 2009

    This is a good, bloody character study for Deadshot fans and Secret Six Lovers, but it didn't make itself a "must-buy". Read Full Review

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