Secret Six Vol. 2 #5

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 7, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

A "Faces of Evil"issue! The tattered remnants of the Six continue their run through the gauntlet of DCU heroes and villains on their race to get their precious (and deadly) cargo to Gotham City. The secret of the mysterious Junior is revealed, and a betrayal from within may spell death for the rest of the team! Also, has a former member returned?

  • 9.4
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jan 7, 2009

    With Action Comics languishing in the mediocrity of "New Krypton," Morrison's Batman run finished and new Green Lantern issues coming few and far between, Secret Six is now the DC book I look forward to the most. Dare I say it, but it very well might be the best DC book on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 24, 2009

    This issue is very well-done, with first-person narration from Deadshot (who is pitch perfect in his black humor) and Bane (whose nobility is weirdly moving.) Jeannette looks to be a pretty fascinating new character, showing guts, brains, fighting skill, and a core of steely determination, as well as a fascinating streak of aristocracy. As Deadshot notes halfway through the issue, "the cleavage don't hurt any." Heh... I'm loving Bane's fatherly interactions with Scandal, and though Catman isn't in the forefront this issue, even he gets in a couple of good lines. This book is well-written, beautifully drawn, featuring a storyline unlike anything else in comics right now. I am hoping strongly that we've met the team's new sixth player (because Tarantula does nothing for me) and am really looking forward to the ending of the first arc of this book next time out. This issue, this arc, this book really is one of the best things that DC has going right now, and I just hope that Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Erik Norris Jan 12, 2009

    I get the same feeling reading Secret Six that I do when reading Matt Fractions Invincible Iron Man. Where most superhero stories go out of their way to be overly serious in order to sell the notion of a bunch of grown men wearing underwear outside their pajamas, Gail Simone and Matt Fraction take the road less traveled and enrich their stories with all human emotions, including humor, even if it does go against the standard superhero soap-opera tropes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 7, 2009

    (A hooded villain obsessed with bricks who uses a crutch? Check out that oddball in CBR's preview!) Read Full Review

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