Tuesday, August 09, 2011

THINGS I'LL MISS ABOUT THE OLD DCU DAY 5: The Funny / Dark / Unexpected Secret Six

If the secret society of comic coolness had a secret handshake, phrase or motto, chances are it would come from the pages of the Secret Six

Written in it's too-short-entirety by Gail Simone, the title mixed violence, humour and underdog characters, with art by Nicola Scott among others.

While it won't see the DCnU in, like the Suicide Squad before it, it's legacy will be as one of the defining books of it's era.

So as any highly acclaimed passing is prone to generate, here is a six gun salute to the Secret Six and all the craziness they delivered monthly (just remember to click to enlarge)!

SHOT 6: Catman, Bane and Ragdoll pull an Adam West (#9)

Shot 5: Catman vs Bronze Tiger (#17). Sorry, I'm a Six-fan, but here there could be only one.

SHOT 4: Ragdoll Dreams (#8) And you thought Tiny Titans was good...


Oh you want more? Well never let it be said I don't listen;

SHOT 3: Bane breaks the thing (#9)

And to pull the trigger on the final two shots my friends, I'm afraid you have to click through to the very next page...

SHOT 2: Catman motivates Mr Sanchez in Katie's name (#16)


SHOT 1: Bane beats the soldier with his own arm (#23)

I love the sound effects in that one - it really brings back that Adam West feel. Speaking of 'full circle', you'll note no moments are taken from the recent final issue (#36).

You know, the one where trapped in a warehouse surrounded by super-heroes, Jeanette has the Huntress pinned, Catman has Jeanette, Deadshot has Catman and Scandal has Deadshot? No? Then it seems there's still one more secret you need to solve...

3 comments:

  1. of course i have that issue of Secret Six where Catman and Bronze Tiger have their throw down. i remember once i almost got bit like that at a demonstration in S.F. bloody savages!

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  2. Poor cat against a Tiger!
    Of course that ending was a given... :)
    That scene withe arm and even thae sound effects sound to me like a salute to the classic scene when Duchess does the same with manticore's tail.

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  3. What is it with biting? I got bit once playing Hockey - not a wise thing to do when the victim has a long wooden club in their hands...

    You're right about the homage too Aliera! I never even thought of that! I thought it would be more like a Looney Tunes kinda tip of the hat if any thing but you are right!

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