Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Secret Six #7

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Secret Six #7

Oh Gail Simone, you never fail me. They may have cancelled Blue Beetle, Nightwing, Robin and Birds of Prey, but Secret Six and Wonder Woman are still there...for now.

Yes, Gail and Nicola Scott continue to deliver on this latest issue. The remains of the Six have finally made it to Gotham, and things as they say, are hitting the proverbial fan. As you recall, Floyd Lawton, aka Deadshot, and my FAVORITE member of the Six, had apparently turned traitor and run off with the Neron card, after beating the crap out of his friends. He's high-tailing it to Gotham with the card, Tarantula and poor Bane bleeding to death in the back of the limo.

The rest of the bunch, are shakily pulling themselves together and assessing the damage. All things considered, they are in decent shape considering that if he had REALLY wanted to, Lawton could have killed them all. They aren't really thinking about that yet however, they're all just mad as hell. So Ragdoll politely commandeers a hippie Volkswagen bus, and they're off! Full of piss and vinegar, and beating up the bad guys along the way.

Back in the limo, Lawton seems oddly polite to Tarantula, inviting her to sit up front, taking off her handcuffs, and even enquiring after the wellfare of Bane...still quietly bleeding in the back seat. Tarantula, who is no fool has figured out that Lawton is actually...in his own peculiar fashion...being heroic. He ambushed his friends in order to save their lives, since he's pretty damn sure that whomever shows up with the card is automatically dead. Tarantula of course sees right through his bluff. Awwwww...I KNEW that Floyd wouldn't throw them to the wolves!

It doesn't matter however, since the rest of our merry band are hot on his heels. Not to mention every two-bit thug on the planet and then some. And of course Huntress, Grace and Zinda show up as well. And finally, just to make the day perfect, Scandal is about to be chomped on and Bane decides that...for her...he'll just have to go off the wagon, slugs down some super trooper juice, and starts breaking backs right and left. Woohoo!

Junior is right in the middle of the fray, and the Mad Hatter also shows up, since he's the one who is really mad at our hapless crew. A donnybrook of truly major proportions is underway.

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But at least Catman isn't mad at Deadshot anymore. Our heroes are literally up against a wall, with Junior shrieking that they have the card, when from out of nowhere, Tarantula leaps upon Junior's back, yelling that SHE has the card,and since she has figured out that there is no way she's going to survive this, she's going to go out with a bang, takes Junior with her.

Well!

You'd think that would be the end of it, no bad guy, no one to pay them for getting the card, and the card has been destroyed anyway...right? Well, there's still the Mad Hatter, and he's still pretty pissed. But fortunately Ragdoll finds his hat, and wants to make amends, except that he throws it over the side of the bridge, where Tarantula and Junior just fell to their fiery deaths, and politely says "fetch". And he DOES!

That's one tired bunch of semi-villains, I can tell you that. All the various hired thugs and baddies grumble and shuffle off to bind their wounds and fight another day. The Six manage to make up more or less, and also decide that now is a good time to ride off into the sunset. Especially Scandal, who finds a rather pleasant surprise.

It had a happy ending! Sort of. A bit. I do have to admit that I really like this particular bunch, including Bane and Jeanette, and I do hope that they stick around for a while. It was also nice to see Huntress and Zinda, if only briefly. I'm just so happy that this is an on-going series and not just a mini, that I could plotz.

7 Comments:

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

Poor Gail seems to be one of those truly talented writers that has trouble finding a large audience. It's unfortunate. :-(

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger Shelly said...

This was my favorite comic of the week. Gail at her best.

 
At 5:51 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Heh. I KNEW that Floyd couldn't be a bad guy! Well...I mean he is and all, but still! I knew he wouldn't betray them without a darn good motive. Tough luck for Tarantula however.

I just love Gail Simone.

 
At 2:31 PM, Blogger Erich said...

I haven't seen the issue yet (I haven't had a chance to go to the comic shop in a few weeks, so I'm going to have a big backlog), but throughout the storyline, I've been wondering one thing about the card...it may say "Get out of Hell free," but it doesn't say anything about getting you into Heaven. Wouldn't it be just like Neron to have a loophole like that?

 
At 9:55 PM, Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

The only down side was the part:

"You killed my dad!"

"You're welcome"

Is straight out of a copy of Jonah Hex v2

Scans will be provided next week.

 
At 11:55 PM, OpenID scottyquick said...

Grace Choi was in it?

 
At 7:09 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Grace was indeed in it, albeit quite briefly.

 

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