Secret Six, Vol. 3: Danse Macabre (Secret Six #3)
I'm reading to make sure I don't miss one moment of the Blackest Night, but at least there's the dead! Dead, dead, dead, we'll all wind up dead....
One of my bigger apprehensions about getting into a long series or comic arc is that the story lines will start to lose their sustainability. Sadly, this has started to happen for me and the Secret Six. The good news is that it is still a very strong comic, and I’m hoping that it just had a little hiccup. But I want to talk positives first. It was really neat to see Amanda Waller show up in this arc. For those who may not know (but many of you may k ...more
Danse Macabre opens with "Control", a one-shot tale from guest writer John Ostrander about Deadshot's internal struggle to maintain his self-control in the face of mushrooming traumas and self-loathing. The whole thing is a bit on the nose, but it works. Deadshot has always been a fun character to read, with his seductive blend of morbid sang-froid, languid charm and gallows humour; this tidy little story scrapes away some of the patina and lets us see what festers under the chrome mask.
I have only read a handful of stories featuring the Suicide Squad. Most of them have featured the New 52 version of the team, and unfortunately it falls into the rather large percentage of new 52 books which were both directionless and generic.
This is the first book I have read that has featured the Pre-New 52 version of the squad. It was nice to see them go head to head with the members of the Secret Six, a team I have followed sinc ...more
That makes for too many characters, to be honest, and the nature of the "Opposing teams fight each other, then fight a common enemy" plotline is so hackneyed that even the twist of it all being villains, and all with a common tie back to the amazing Amanda Waller ...more
I highly enjoyed the Deadshot one-shot, even though he's my least favorite of the Six (out of Scandal, Catman, Bane, Jeanette, and Ragdoll- it's like saying a certain type of chocolate is your least-favorite chocolate, out of your favorite chocolates). I also remain cautiously o ...more
Although it was nice to know a little more about Deadshot and his backstory, I'd skip this volume to the next and still wouldn't make much difference ...more
Shared writing credit is not often a good sign.
Though I loved John Ostrander back in his Grim Jack books, here the "collaboration" with Gail Simone seems forced
or perhaps it was the result of stretched circumstances.
This book also seem like it had the whole "Black Lantern" saga thrust upon it. That part of it was confusing, muddled and not as amusing as Gail Simone seems to be in the other books when she is left on her ow ...more
This volume makes me want to check out the Suicide Squad. More so than anything I've seen about the movie so far.