Secret Six Vol. 2 #35

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: J. Calafiore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 6, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

This issue marks a major turning point in the life of the Secret Six's most tortured member, the dangerously brilliant and ambitious Bane. Will even his few remaining friends on the team become casualties in his renewed war on Gotham City?

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Jul 13, 2011

    About the only thing I didn't like was the glaring omission mentioned above, of Alfred and Leslie on the hit list. Taking Huntress off made perfect sense to me, and Oracle not being there fits with her faking her death recently. I also sort of wonder what happened to Liana, maybe she's still in the hospital. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk Jul 7, 2011

    A particularly good issue that looks to be leading towards a suitably epic finale for our favorite team of bad guys. I'll be sad to see them go, but at least they're going out in style! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 9, 2011

    Well, not literally. I'm sure my wife would have something to say about that, and it's a pretty stalkery sort of sentiment... but then, it's kind of appropriate for a book like this. Secret Six succeeds where many previous titles have failed in that the creators have put together a team so dysfunctional that you BELIEVE that the worst could happen, and given the events that have already occurred, you don't really expect that everyone will survive the final issue. It's a book about damaged personalities who don't even know what it is that they're doing wrong, and when they realize their errors (as Bane claims to this month) they even get that wrong. Secret Six #35 is excellent, and I have high hopes that next issues denouement will leave me at a place where I'm satisfied how it all closes up, leading to 4.5 out of 5 stars overall. Given the general lack of endings in comics, I'm looking forward to seeing how this all comes together... or maybe comes to pieces. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jul 6, 2011

    Especially since it's being replaced with this. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Jul 6, 2011

    Artist J. Calafiore continues to be a great fit for this book. He's shown a tremendous knack for character expression, displaying this talent perfectly on the last page of this issue, where a new recruit is drafted into the Secret Six. Simply put, it was also a great comedic moment to cliffhang on. Here's to next month's big finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Josh Dean Jul 10, 2011

    If you have been following the series, dont stop now. If you havent it is probably a little late to jump on board but I would highly recommend going back and collecting the entire run. This advice is especially true if you loved Ostranders Suicide Squad or Ruckas Checkmate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - johnlees Jul 19, 2011

    It's going to be a bittersweet final issue, and this chapter skillfully sets the stage for it. From small character touches, to high-octane action, to barmy comedy setpieces (most of which belong to the goofy King Shark in this issue), Simone and Calafiore score on every level. Even as it approaches its endgame, Secret Six is as consistent as ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Jul 6, 2011

    It'll be interesting how Simone ties up the series in one issue next month: I'm a bit worried that it'll feel a bit jam-packed, but hopefully she'll be able to put it off. All I really want right now is some resolution for the Six. They've been through so much together and have faced a lot of adversity: I'm not saying they deserve to be absolved of all their crimes, but they at least deserve the peace they've been craving. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Jul 8, 2011

    For me the Secret Six has been the best comic on the market. I read this issue in my car right after buying it at my LCS and it took me less than ten minutes, but it was fun ten minutes. I highly recommend this comic, for the time being, unfortunately. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 10, 2011

    I'm sad to see "Secret Six" about to end, but it's great to see Simone and Calafiore not doing it by halves. It's been a great three years worth of an ongoing series, and this is another great installment. Now, all that remains? Finding out who survives when the dust settles. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 12, 2011

    With only one issue left, I'm saddened that this is the end of the Secret Six, at least for now (and possibly for good). Whether the powers that be in the DCU believe it or not, their universe is going to be a lot less interesting without the Six to kick around. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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