Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's Raining Villains

"It's Raining Villains" from Secret Six vol.3 #7 (DC, 2009) by Gail Simone, Nicola Scott and Doug Hazelwood
Gail Simone's Secret Six, a collection of rarely-six villains brought together initially by a new Mockingbird, but free of him by the time they got their monthly series, was, in many ways, the true inheritor of Ostrander's Suicide Squad, and not just because Deadshot was in it. It had the same feeling that anything could happen, the same kind of demented characters, and it made me love two-bit villains who were nobodies only weeks before. I got attached to Cat-Man and Bane in particular. BANE! Yeah, much missed. The new Suicide Squad doesn't have a thing on the Secret Six despite members in common.

1 comment:

  1. The new Suicide Squad is just horrid. Secret Six on the other hand, was one of my absolute favorite books...possibly of all time. I had a slight crush on Deadshot, that only grew and grew. But I also like Jeanette and Scandal and loved Ragdoll, and yes, even Catman and Bane.

    Damn, I miss this book.