One of the greatest mini series to be produced by DC was Villains United. Recently I wrote an article about the Villains United:Infinite Crisis Special. It was a fun return to the series I loved, yet it didn’t feature the renegade team that is the Secret Six for more than a few panels.
Well, problem solved: Secret Six #1 hit the shelves recently and did not disappoint. This comic actually made me look forward with great anticipation to the rest of the series, a task accomplished thus far only by Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead and Fear Agent comics.
I love the whole premise behind the Secret Six:
An alternate version of Lex Luthor duped six villains, who refused to be a part of the real Luthor’s conglomerate of evil, in to working for him instead.
The unlikely band of villains soon lost their leader and became an unlikely band of rogue fighters… for hire.
Secret Six picks up in the aftermath of Infinite Crisis. Deadshot is appears to be captured in a Chinese work camp. The opening fight scene is amazing. I love the fact that the Six have their own brand of justice and I think that comes through well in this story as they slaughter plenty of bad guys and free all the slaves.
They really don’t care if what they’re doing is right or wrong, just so long as the price is right. Although the characters do seem to have a sense of justice, twisted tough it may be.
Surprisingly I really don’t have any complaints about this series thus far and I highly recommend it. Even if you haven’t read the rest of the Infinite Crisis tie-ins be sure to check this limit series out.
I can hardly wait for the remaining 5 issues and truly hope that this becomes a regular series.
Interestingly the Secret Six is actually a comic that DC debuted in 1968, although it was very different from the current incarnation.