Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Secret Six #23

What can you say about a comic where Bane rips off a man's arms and beats him to death with them, Catman goes back on the hunt, Rag Doll eats off a man's face, and Deadshot shoots down a chopper with a single bullet? Fun? Yeah, fun. Guest writer John Ostrander's tale of the Six being hunted on an island is an intriguing one, but it lacks some of nuance and twisted glee Gail Simone usually provides. And personally I wasn't a fan of the (almost pretty) art by RB Silva & Alexandre Palamaro which didn't seem to fit the scruffy and gruff nature of the story. Even if it's not quite as good as usual there's plenty of mayhem and madcap action that makes this issue worth a look.

[DC $2.99]

1 comment:

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I love this title as much as I do Marvel's Thunderbolts. How quickly does the Secret Six tear through these 'hunters'? Classic lines from Bane who shows himself to have great nobility to him even as he beats a guy with his own ripped off arm. What he says about Batman is very cool. This is the kind of comic you show to people who you know would like superhero comics if you showed them the right ones. Everything you need to know is right there in one issue. In my top five of favorite individual issues of 2010