Thursday, June 18, 2015

Secret Six #3 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Gail Simone
Art By: Dale Eaglesham, Jason Wright
Cover Price: $2.99

Release Date: June 17, 2015

The Burbs

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Holy shit, it's been awhile since we've seen the Secret Six in action.  I really dig this book and I hope that people not knowing when it comes out doesn't affect the sales because I would hate for this title to be cancelled.  Hopefully, from here on out Secret Six is put on a regular schedule because in all honesty, I've forgotten what went down before this and had to go back and reacquaint myself with this team.  Yeah, it's not that big of a deal, but it's just not convenient and I'm all about things being convenient......... Why did my 7-11 have to shut down?!.......How am I going to eat?  My personal dilemmas aside, let's get back to some Secret Six fun and see what the team are up to after escaping Mockingbird ........ Yeah, I don't recall anything about Mockingbird before, but let's go with it.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins as my header suggests...... in the burbs.  Yeah, I was really thrown off initially as we see Catman out for his morning jog......which for Catman means, jumping from trees to street lamps and then threatening a guy who's abusing his dog.  Things are really going to get serious in this suburban neighborhood and I feel really bad for Big Shot because apparently after escaping Mockingbird last issue, our Secret Six have decided to stick together and hide out in Big Shot's house.  Getting back to Catman though, here we are in this quiet neighborhood, where all the Secret Six have to do is lie low and right off the bat we have Catman threatening someone, who definitely deserves it, but who also happens to be a cop...... Yeah, things are going to go bad real quick.  Once he gets back to the house, I immediately wish we would have started this issue on the previous day because apparently there was a block party, where everyone in the neighborhood got drunk as hell and ended up screwing on Big Shot's couch..... One day, I'm going to see that cover un-censored!

After Big Shot realizes that he's going to have to get rid of his sofa, we get into our team's day.  It's nothing big or over the top, just a simple day in the life of type story and it really works in making you care about these characters.  Catman wants to make eggs, but they're all out of eggs so Porcelain and Ventriloquist go out to get some and Strix sets the table for everyone and since she's never done it before, it comes off really sweet and a little awkward for how she thinks it should be done.  We have ourselves a really cute connection between Big Shot and Black Alice with a father/daughter type vibe going on, but it all goes to hell once Porcelain says that some guy in the neighborhood was beating his dog.......which sets Catman off again, since he warned that douche cop earlier about abusing animals.

In the end, Catman suits up and goes and pays the cop a visit and beats the holy hell out of him and before the cop's buddies could intervene, the rest of the Secret Six show up to back up their teammate.  I wouldn't worry too much about repercussions from this though because apparently Big Shot being a Private Detective and all, has acquired a bunch of evidence against this cop and his friends over the years, so I guess blackmail is sometimes a good thing.  We got some real comradery going on in this issue and after spending so long without any Secret Six in our lives, it was really appreciated and I love the fact that this is a slower issue and not balls to the wall action so we could get re-acclimated to this team.  That's not the end though.  As everyone settles in for the night, Big Shot goes up stairs and contacts Mockingbird, who apparently is The Riddler.......... Oh that's not all!  Riddler calls Big Shot, Mr. Dibney and I want to say that this is a call out that Big Shot is actually Elongated Man, but I feel weird about it because they spelled Dibny wrong...... you see that "E" in there, that shouldn't be there.  Anyway, I'm saying Ralph Dibney disguised, but we're going to have to wait until next month to find out what's really going on with the Riddler, Big Shot and The Secret Six.

That's it for this issue of Secret Six and I loved the hell out of it.  I never really thought of Strix as a sexual character before this and it's nice to see that she's getting hers when she can..........that's not the only reason that I like the issue, but it was still cool.  It was really cool of Simone to quiet things down for this issue and allow us to get to know these characters again and I loved seeing Dale Eaglesham on art here.  I loved his Sinestro and it looks like I'm going to love his Secret Six.  Really not a lot to say about this issue, it's low key and gives us a moment to breath before these characters get back into craziness and with that "Dibney" cliffhanger, the next issue can't come out fast enough.

Bits and Pieces:

Secret Six is back and they've decided to bring the fun as a way to get us all on the trolley with what this series is about.  I loved seeing the team come together here and Dale Eaglesham's art was great as always.    Hopefully this series can get back on a regular schedule because I could easily see it being one of my favorite titles.


1 comment:

  1. I thought Gail did a great job just throwing us into the action after such a long pause. And I like Eaglesham's art a lot, hopefully he'll keep things more on track because I thought Gail's pre-New 52 run on Secret Six was some of her best stuff