Secret Six Vol. 2 #34

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: J. Calafiore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 1, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.9Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

He's been a man of honor seeking his righteous path. But now, Bane has looked into the abyss and seen only the futility of his quest. His one lifeline has been Scandal Savage, but will she be enough to stop his descent or has the obsession taken over Bane again?

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - Steven Miller Jun 1, 2011

    While I have a slight fear that, with news of the relaunch, this issue may be the catalyst for Gail Simones final arc on Secret Six (I sincerely hope it isn't), I am excited to say that I think this is going to be one of her best. As always, Gail manages to take C- and D-list characters and turn them into gold. If you told me that I would have an emotional attachment to characters like Bane, Catman, and yes, even King Shark, I probably would have laughed; however, Gail seems to make it work every single month. Sixs resident artist, J. Calafiore, once again provides art that fits the tone of this book well, somehow balancing the gritty mercenary lifestyle of the Six with their softer and stranger familial bonds that somehow remain intact. Secret Six #34 is a great issue, a great book, and if youre not reading it…well…you can just go with Junior Merkel to Hell. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Jun 4, 2011

    Once again, Simone and Calafiore produce a flawless installment of the Secret Six. It's one of the saddest moments for me in my comic book collecting career, however, to hear of its inevitable cancellation due to the DCU reboot. I can't say I'm happy about this decision as it pushes my favorite comic out the door to make way for"something else. But, while I still have time, I'm going to enjoy the ending arc that I'm sure Gail has planned starting next month. Gail, you are an amazing writer! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Jun 29, 2011

    I truly hope DC doesn't get rid of this book in the midst of what seems, to this long time reader and fan, to be a fit of collective insanity, but I worry that's just what they are going to do. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Jun 4, 2011

    I could eat Gail Simone's dialogue with a spoon and embrace her characters so easily that I'd invite all of them, including King Shark to Christmas dinner without hesitation. Secret Six is best DC book I'm reading right now. I can't recommend it high enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Jun 2, 2011

    There is still more Secret Six to come, as this issue's final page says so. But with the looming DCU relaunch, there is definitely a sense that the Secret Six will be swept under the rug. Even if that's the case, it doesn't change the fact that Gail Simone and J. Calafiore have been producing one of DC's best monthly series for the last 34 months. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk Jun 7, 2011

    Conclusion Another fantastic, satisfying–and surprisingly touching–issue. Simone continues o deliver the goods with her outstanding story and dialog, while Calafiore backs her up extremely well with his excellent (though less flashy than in he recent Hellbound story arc) artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thomas Crawford Jun 9, 2011

    All in all, if you can forgive the eyesore some marketing idiot dropped in the middle of this comic, Secret Six #34 is a must-read for anyone who likes comics. And if you cant, this is still a story worth buying. So go get it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 8, 2011

    There's still plenty of fallout to come, including a difficult choice by Scandal and the reported return of a Bane on Venom, but this single character-driven issue (which has its share of bloody panels) is a nice change-of-pace after the trip to Hell and back. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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