Secret Six: Unhinged

October 26, 2009 | Trades

Secret Six: Unhinged
Gail Simone, Nicola Scott, Doug Hazlewood
DC Comics
$18.99/$14.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

They are the least likely group of do-gooders you’ll ever find; five of the nastiest thugs, torturers and killers around.

Craziest of all? They’re called the Secret Six.

And to kick off their new ongoing series, they’re going on a little road trip.

Okay, a long road trip.

To hell and back.

Star writer Gail Simone (Wonder Woman) re-teams with former Birds of Prey artist Nicola Scott and inker Doug Hazlewood to get this series rolling as Catman, Deadshot, Scandal Savage, Ragdoll and Bane take on a fat contract to bust fellow super-villain, the Tarantula, out of jail in California and then drive her to Gotham City.

The catch? Someone’s taken out a $10 million bounty on the Six to make sure they don’t get there and every other bad guy in a mask is foaming at the mouth to collect.

Can even a snazzy new sixth member of this band of mercinaries (they change with every story arc) keep them alive long enough to reach the East Coast? And if they do, is the secret the Tarantula possesses so powerful it can turn the Six on each other?

Nobody does down and dirty DC bad guys quite as well as Gail Simone and she’s truly in her element with the Secret Six.

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