High Expectations

Secret Six (Volume 3) #7
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott

The art is still fantastic this time around, but the conclusion of the first story arc didn’t seem as fantastic as it could have been. I suppose I had high expectations because the previous issues of this book have been just that good. I don’t believe Junior and the Tarantula are actually dead, Junior is too good of a villain to kill off that easily. As for what was going on with Bane and Scandal, I don’t know. What was going on in that memory Scandal was having? I have no clue. Mad Hatter was great in this. Now that the Secret Six are in Gotham I wonder if they will become involved in the Battle for the Cowl?

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Craziness Continues

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Secret Six (Volume 3) #4
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott

The craziness continues this issue as the Secret Six finally meet up with their sixth member in vegas. Jeanette is an interesting character in a series full of interesting characters. There are so many great moments in this issue I don’t even know where to start. If you are not picking up this series, run to the store and pick it up now! The art is great and the story is both shocking and hilarious. Simone is one of the best writers DC has right now. And yes they do actually ride in an ice cream turck this issue! The art is dark, and I love that about it. It fits the tone of the series perfectly with its dark humor. I love the line “What if?” that tarantula says because she is sooo right. Even if one doesn’t believe in hell or believe that the Get out of Hell Card works, there is always going to be the “What If” that is the back of these villains minds that makes them wanna grab it. We get more of the creepy villain, Junior, who murders a priest in a rather disturbing scene. This book is not for the squemish, that is for sure.

Decapitation and Health Tips

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Secret Six (Volume 3) #3
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott

Yes! I guessed what the card did half-way through this issue and I was right. The card all the villains are after keeps one out of hell. Makes perfect sense, none of the villains want to go to hell when they die. The new member of Secret Six that we glimpsed this issue look interesting, she must be a dominatrix or something. This issue was freaking amazing by the way, the art was fantastic, and Simone’s writing was superb. This is the kind of series that makes you laugh and grosses you out at the same time. Perfect dark humor. If you don’t like violence in comics, don’t read this because it get pretty gruesome. In once scene, the incredibly scary new villain Junior, just rips off some prostitute’s head with his bare hands. Junior is so creepy it will make your skin crawl. Bane is definitely acting strange in this issue, he keeps giving health tips to Scandal and I am not sure why. Does anybody know if this is normal behavior for him? I only really know him from Scott Beatty’s Batman Gotham Knights run so I do not know a lot about his personality.