Thursday, July 8, 2010

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Secret Six #23

GOOD THING: One of the few things I haven't liked on this book was Gail Simone's take on Bane. Even considering how much the character has changed in recent years, the protective paternal figure really didn't click with me until recently. Ostrander's take on Bane, however, is perfect.

BAD THING: This story feels really rushed and there's little sense of danger. Realistically, I know that the Six shouldn't be the least bit threatened by a group of billionaire hunters in super suits. That still doesn't stop me from feeling that the fights in this issue still seemed to end far too quickly.

The Final Verdict: Despite being yet another reworking of The Most Dangerous Game, Ostrander does his best to breathe life into a tired premise. For the most part, he is successful, delivering a lot of wonderful character moments throughout. The only real flaw is that the action moves so quickly that it is over before we have a chance to appreciate it, with most of the fight scenes being over in one page.

Not a bad issue, by any means - this is good stuff. It falls just short of greatness, however.


  1. A little TOO packed in my opinion. But yes. Total one-short story.