Or – “A Weird Sense of Bittersweet Ennui…”
I only wish I had done this review yesterday, if only to get the creepy Gary Busey eyes out of the rotating slide more quickly…
Or – “A Betrayal In The Name Of Love Is Still A Betrayal…”
Scandal and her makeshift family are terrible, horrible, awful, not-at-all-good human beings (well, mostly human.) With a combined bodycount that exceeds the population of Dayton Ohio, and a veritable museum of bad decisions behind them, any one of them could use a free pass to grace. Too bad there’s only one miracle to go around…
Or – “Hey, What’s The Deal With Luthor?”
Originally formed by Lex Luthor, the members of the Secret Six really ought to know better than to work for him (or, honestly, to trust him at all) by this point. Of course, where there’s cash on the line, Scandal and company will follow, putting them between their evil old boss and one of their evil old daddies. It makes you wonder if these guys can even go to the store without a major disaster…
Or – “Within The Hidden Lands At The Center Of The Earth…”
The Six have split in two, and are now technically a Secret Twelve, with Bane and Jeannette on one side, and Catman, Rag Doll, Bane and Scandal on the other. Each group is backed by a different government jerk (Spy Smasher and Amanda Waller, respectively) and all are trapped in the hidden world of Skartaris, stomping grounds of the Warlord. What will it take to bring our heroes (and I use the term loosely) together again?
Or – “Okay, This Time It’s CLEARLY A Protagonist History…”
It’s a proven fact that comic book names are recycled with regularity, as Ms. Marvel becomes Warbird becomes Captain Marvel becomes Ms. Marvel again, while a new Captain Marvel comes to the forth, only to end up being called Marvel Boy while Marvel Boy becomes The Uranian… But what some might not realize is that today’s entrants come from an old heroic tradition as well even as none of the groups to use the name (save for an alternate reality that we shan’t be going into today) are actually comprised of superheroes. Even so, their history is filled with turning points and moments where the various members have transcended their own natures to be heroes. As one of the group’s members has been heard to say, the definition of the word is extremely fluid. By demand of the Major Spoilers Hero History forum, I give you the history of twenty or so denizens of the DC Universe, who in their various and sundry agglomerations have been known as… The Secret Six!
Who is hunting the Secret Six? The answer is revealed in this week’s Secret Six #23 by John Ostrander and R.B. Silva. DC released a sneak peek that you can see, after the jump.
Or – “There Are Old Pilots And Bold Pilots, But Few Old, Bold Pilots…”
I saw recently that a clinical study proved that January 25th is the most depressing day of the entire year, scientifically and unequivocally. While I don’t disagree with that sentiment (especially as it regards the attendance of employees in Midwestern United States call centers) I find it fascinating that somebody actually got paid to try and figure out something that silly and (let’s be honest, here) banal. Still and all, it’s the kind of story that you read and go, “Yeah, I can see that.” Thus, to ease your slowly-receding ennui (and Stephen’s not-so-slowly receding hairline) I give you another batch of coverage of comics you might have read, but forgot to laugh at the first time… Rapid-Fire Style!
Time for the dueling duo to move away from the super hero genre, and take a look at those who are not heroes.Â The Secret Six do what the wanna do, say what they wanna say, live how the wanna live, and allow only those who are really deserving into their group.Â What say you Matthew and Stephen?
Or – “Turkey Fact #12: If You Leave A Turkey Out In The Rain, He’ll Drown… Stupid Bird.”
Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to take it easy on Thanksgiving, and every year, I pretty much feel like a python who swallowed a wild boar. Yesterday, I had three slices of pie, an enormous wedge of ham, and half a bag of crackers with cheese spread, and that was the day BEFORE the holiday feasting. In order to help you digest YOUR Thanksgiving dinner, (Disclaimer: May not be valid in all areas!) we’ve got another line-up of things to be thankful for in the comics world… To Infinity – And BEYOND!!!!!
Or – “In Which The Six Have Split, And Wonder Woman Is On The Menu…”
My old friend Bruce used to have a saying…Â “It’s always darkest, before it gets pitch-black.”Â A founding member of the Justice League is about to be consumed by a demon, the Secret Six are at one another’s throats, and the Bana-Mighdall Amazons are free (and mightily irritable.)Â Think things can’t get worse?Â Possibly you’re not remembering some of the Secret Six’s previous missions…
Or – “Banshee, Debauchee, Back-Breaker, Immortal, Beast-Man, and Sharpshooter…”
Can’t you just hear Dungeon-Master intoning their names and giving them each their magical weapons so that they can fight Venger?
Just me?Â Bygones…
Or – “Amazon Meets Criminal Vermin… This Oughtta Be Good.”
Recent issues of Secret Six have introduced the character of Jeannette, a super-strong, nigh-invulnerable woman who seems to be a banshee of legend.Â She is several orders of magnitude more powerful than any of the other members of the Six, and has performed feats of strength that dwarf anything the other members of the team are capable of…Â But, as Qui-Gon Jinn was heard to remark, ‘there’s always a bigger fish.’Â