Monday, December 6, 2010

Secret Six #28

It's weird that I enjoyed this issue, but feel the storyline as a whole was rather pointless.

There are some nice moments as the two Secret Six teams face off once again in Skataris. The issue is worthwhile because of the great moments with Bane and Scandal. The two of them have such a wonderful, warped relationship, it just gets sicker and more tender. Deadshot and Black Alice actually have a few nice moments of conversation too. Catman doesn't do much more than get some nice pin-up moments, but his presence is still in the book. The closing is pretty interesting, with Amanda Waller combining the teams. Am I reading it right that King Shark is taking Black Alice's place on the team?

Gail Simone gets to write an acceptable close to Dwarfstar's murder of Ryan Choi. GIganta finds out what happens, and Giganta hands out some nice revenge for the readers who liked the new character. Black Alice is such a sad character, I hope she's getting a happy ending here, it would be nice to see someone end up happy.

The problem with the overall storyline is that I was never really concerned about Skataris. I didn't know any of the super-powered villains. My only connection to the story was the development for the core cast.

Good

3 comments:

Mart said...

Great review. I'm not fussed about Skartaris either, but there were some nice moments, I agree.

I may need to reread this story now I have all the parts - I'm still not clear on how come we had two Six teams, what the big conflict was.

Mind, I still dunno why the wonderful Jeanette is still with the team!

Mart said...

Great review. I'm not fussed about Skartaris either, but there were some nice moments, I agree.

I may need to reread this story now I have all the parts - I'm still not clear on how come we had two Six teams, what the big conflict was.

Mind, I still dunno why the wonderful Jeanette is still with the team!

Timbotron said...

That's exactly it, it was never clear what the point was in this whole thing! The characters were great, but why were they even interacting???