GOOD THING: You've got a great concept here, with most of our regular team of Six being sent after Bane and his new team of Six into Skartaris. There's a lot of solid character moments here where Simone refers to past continuity without getting bogged down in it. Bane's desire to be a semi-benevolent conqueror of Skartaris who will gladly protect those who swear loyalty to him fits his original characterization perfectly. I love how Deadshot is able to piece together that the new Mockingbird is Amanda Waller with hardly any clues to work with other than "I know how The Wall thinks." And I had completely forgotten that Deadshot has a very good personal reason to want to see Lady Vic dead (i.e. she threatened his daughter during the Villains United debacle)
Plus, you know, Catman wrestling dinosaur mutant thingies.
BAD THING: While I normally wouldn't begrudge Gail Simone a chance to try and make one of her original characters look more badass... I can't believe that Spy Smasher could possibly make Amanda Waller crack for a second. Even allowing that allowing American civilians to die for a political cause is one of the few lines The Wall wouldn't cross... probably... this still seems to be tearing down the wall to build up Spy Smasher.
I'm also unclear as to just how conquering Skartaris is going to help the USA with fighting an enemy who is going to try to bomb the states.
The Final Verdict: A solid read and still one of the most enjoyable books on the market.