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Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 at 02:09:04 pm EDT (Viewed 294 times)
It was a perfectly solid story wrap up worth the cover price but less payoff than hoped for...
SECRET SIX 14:
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Some pagebypage reactions - ifff you read it...
Nicely drawn cover but think Bane was the wrong cover soloist to choose and the cool broken (mirror?) glass is pushing it as the context choice to make it NOT a poser cover.
Beautiful silent setup and last issue refresher showing the Bana path of death.
Eyecatching bondage pose and title page. BTW, how many times has Wonder Woman been in a bondage pose SINCE, say, Countdown?
Grendel sets the mood with Diana. Eep.
Jeanette claims the Amazon/Bana as immortals and Banshees as long lived. Catman possibly makes a reference http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showpost.php?p=9805603&postcount=11 but it was missed by me.
2 pages of very good interaction. "I WILL ALWAYS COME BACK TO YOU" is a very interesting choice of words considering his decision at the end. But ends with (intentionally?) challenging who she broke the vials at this moment and (nitpickingly) vague HOW she 'administered' the vials.
Decent Artemis charge. Wonder if they keep throwing axes in the weapons locker.
2 pages of
Cliche interruption since DC cant kill off one of the Trinity. Still look forward to how weak-Bane and venom-Scandal will deal with it since it seems WW is out for good this issue since no details are offered the readers so we can assume she is secured. Eye gouge is a good start.
2 pages of fine Smyth characterization which is a good story element - have to go back and reread previous issue for reminders of Mockingbird. And another Sixer appropriately flip flops - on a whim.
Y'knew he was going to turn and this was a well done calvary moment. Also its obvious that Catman would know how to deal with Deadpool permanently which is a good story element.
2 pages of a disappointing fight scenario as p/layed out.
2 pages of Smyth character getting better but Artemis' getting worse. Can NOT see that as a third option she would come up with at all. Artemis and the Bana seem to be fighters to the end but not this type of end.
WW calvary moment felt too jarringly sudden and repetitive with Lawton's. Sooo, maybe she wasnt out like a light afterall? However, the KRAKAKK 'maneuver' seemed quick and fair.
2 pages of spot on Diana dialogue and surprisingly wimpy Artemis crybabying. Scandal gets a wonderful crack in of her own.
Uuuh, Mr. Bane, why should Jeanette of all members get to decide the fate of the team. Uuuh, Mr. Bane you admitted that you were bad at planning and you want to lead the team. Uuuh, it will be interesting to see where this (helicopter) goes.
Deadshot doing what Deadshot does best. Good closure with the arc too. That a choice of 3 surprising returns to choose from in a future arc. Not to mention demand for, at least, a forthcoming footnote in Wonder Woman series ASAP!
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