Thursday, June 2, 2016

Secret Six #14

Much as the New 52 version of Secret Six has felt like a lesser version of the previous comic, it's finale feels very much like a watered-down version of the previous comic's finale issue where the team took on the entire DCU. Here the group, along with some help from Scandal Savage, Ragdoll, Jeannette, and Knockout, attacks the League of Assassins in a suicidal attempt to save their friend Strix.

Even if the stakes are smaller and more personal this time around for the group's last stand, writer Gail Simone offers plenty of action including Strix versus Lady Shiva (in more ways than one), a giant Black Alice wreaking havoc, and Catman kicking a little ass. We also get betrayal and the odd family coming back together in the suburbs for the final few panels.

It may not have everything (not even a cameo from Deadshot?), and the group (particularly Catman) is still stuck in those awful New 52 redesigns for the last go-around, but Secret Six #14 proves to be a proper farewell to this version of the team. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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