Comic Book Review: ‘Secret Six’ #35

Posted Saturday, July 9th, 2011 08:08 pm GMT -5 by

Secret Six 35 CoverThis issue marks a major turning point in the life of the Secret Six’s most tortured member, the dangerously brilliant and ambitious Bane. Will even his few remaining friends on the team become casualties as he renews his war on Gotham City?

DC Comic’s Secret Six is one of the best books in the entire line, and it is a book that will sorely be missed in the DCnU. With only a couple of issues to go before the big relaunch, things are shaping up to send the Secret Six out with a bang.

Issue 35 begins with Bane and Catman in a frosty forest having a heart-to-fist, on what has Bane’s spandex in a twist. Basically, Catman and Bane have a come-to-Jesus conversation on how even though he nearly broke Batman in two, he still lives and even thrives.

It is this epiphany that leads Bane to rally the troops, and plan the attack of attacks on the Batman and his “family”. Basically, take out the kids and the Batman will be destroyed. Well, except for Huntress… Catman saw to her protection.

Before hitting the Bat-Family, the Six have a mission… the Penguin. The best part on the raid of Penguin’s compound is King Shark. King Shark sings, “I’m a Shark” over and over. It’s even great when he yells, “I’m a *&^%$#@ SHARRRRRRRK!” It was a nice bit of comedy added to the all out explosion-y goodness of the attack.

This issue closed out with the Six, a captured Penguin and the threat of King Shark’s pet penguin eating yum yums. Of course this all can only mean one thing: welcome to the Secret Six Oswald Cobblepot. There is one issue left of this great book. I can’t wait to see what happens next month in the final issue #36: Blood Honor as the Secret Six wages war on the Batman and his Bat-family.

One last thing, even though you should never judge a book by it’s cover; the cover to this book is pretty bad ass and if anyone at DC Comics happens to read this… I’d love it as a poster.