Secret Six Vol. 2 #24

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: J. Calafiore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 4, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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In a small, corrupt mining boom-town, six remarkable strangers who hate each other band together in a bloody last stand against an army set on destroying them all!

  • 9.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Aug 4, 2010

    The issue offers a chance to see Scandal Savage as sheriff, Bane her deputy, Deadshot a hired gunman, Catman a wandering Man With No Name, Ragdoll the town fool and Jeanette a prostitute. When Junior, in this reality a rich trapper with eyes on the town's silver mine, hires Slade Wilson – most dangerous gun in the west – to lead a full on assault on the town, this ragtag group of miscreants is forced to band together to save themselves and the town. Sounds like a blast, right? It is. The issue's only real weak spot is the storytelling of Jim Calafiore, who stumbles from time to time transitioning between scenes and actions. Still, this one's well worth the cover price, even if I'm sure some will decry the lack of explanation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 5, 2010

    As of this week, this is the sixth issue that I've pegged as a potential Single Issue of the Year candidate and, quite honestly, I now think it is the book to beat. This issue works on every single level of its craft and is incredibly entertaining to boot. There is absolutely no reason for anyone to miss this book. If it weren't so practically impossible (and financially irresponsible), I would buy all of you a copy to enjoy the crap out ofthis book is that good. There were some awesome comics this week, but none could touch this one, making it one of the easiest Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Aug 4, 2010

    DC used to do this kind of story all the time when they were branding their "Tales from the Multiverse" as Elseworlds. While the wild West became enough of a go-to for characters that it became kind of a cliche, it's been a long enough that it feels fresh here. Actually, there's a saying about tropes being tropes because they're good and this was definitely a reminder of how fun a melding of superheroes and rawhides can be. Secret Six continues to be one of my favorite titles every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Aug 6, 2010

    The one thing about having villains as the main characters is the slippery slope they have to walk. Have them too villainous and the readers will back off, make them act too much like heroes and the readers will be equally miffed. The Secret Six has maintained their sure footedness so far and I for one have enjoyed this series immensely. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 7, 2010

    It may be strange and inexplicable, but it's still a good time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 8, 2010

    (P.S. Someone in the cover department needs to learn how to spell J. Calafiore's last name. Oops.) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 9, 2010

    Definitely a great read, but completely random and leaves readers hanging in regards to the main story that has been put on hold for two straight issues for what amount to filler issues. Secret Six fans will still love this issue despite the filler nature of it, but that's about it. Read Full Review

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