Monday, February 16, 2015

Secret Six #2

The second issue of the new Secret Six continues with the entrapment of six strangers while also offering us flashbacks to Catman's previous incarceration to help explain the super-villain's dislike of confined spaces such as a coffin-shaped tomb in the bottom of the ocean.

Although I think the team is still missing the right chemistry creating a void (which someone like Deadshot or Ragdoll could help fill), Secret Six #2 is a step-up from the first issue as Catman, even in his tortured flashbacks, gets to be more of the bad ass mother fucker fans of the previous series came to know and love and less of the emo douche that we saw in the new volume's opening issue. I'm still not sold on Ken Lashley's art which works better when the team leaps into action than when they are standing still (something they've done much of in the first two issues).

The issue ends with the escape of the villains who it seems are going to stick together long enough to get some answers and take some vengeance on the hidden voice responsible for their capture and torture. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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