Art Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10
Story Rating: 9 Night Girls out of 10
Overall Rating: 8.5 Night Girls out of 10
The Secret Six is the perfect comic for the reader who likes to read violent stories from the villains’ point of view. It is not something I want to read all of time but it makes for an interesting change of pace. Especially when it is this well done.
A mysterious client has hired the Six to retrieve a card on the west coast, bring it across the country and deliver it to them in Gotham City. The rough part is a west coast crime lord called Junior. Junior has put a bounty on the Six. Numerous super villains have attacked the Six.
It turns out that the card was created by the demon lord Neron. It is a “get out of hell free” card. The possessor of the card will not go to hell, no matter what they have done in the mortal world. Junior wants the card. The Six have a confrontation with Junior in this issue.
Simone has crafted an entertaining game of cat and mouse for this storyline. The revelation of Junior’s identity was the first big surprise. The second was the identity of the person who hired the Six. And possibly even more surprising was the revelation of the traitor in the ranks of the Six.
When teams consist of villains, you know the possibility of a traitor is very high. This one caught me off guard. Simone is the perfect writer for this series.
Scott, Hazlewood, and Pina turn in a solid art job. Scott has grown as an artist during this series.
Recommended to fans of violent comics.