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Secret Six #2 by Ken Lashley
How fricking amazing is this cover?
I do want to make a small correction—Ken Lashley is doing the interiors, Dale Eaglesham is doing the covers!
And they are all this daring and experimental. Amazing.
Tom Blake looks like he found Selina Kyle’s Golden Age Catwoman mask and decided to wear it:
Oh my god I almost threw this issue when I was done reading it. Actual freaking garbage
I’m surprised you even made it that far because even I couldn’t read the first two issues of this weekly in its entirety. Issue #1 was decent at best, but issue #2 was so unreadable, I just skipped down to the parts I cared about and even that was sexist rubbish.
A shame that Marguerite Bennett and Mike Johnson are attached to this project because it’s a complete waste of their talents. They’re best utilised on titles that are more character-centric and not centred on war, death, and destruction cause lord knows we haven’t seen enough of that already with DC’s past events. (See Trinity War, Forever Evil, Futures End).
Additionally, Instead of using the actual Huntress/Power Girl book to tell us more about the characters’ respective pasts from their point of view, it’s now another Batman/Superman book (cause clearly there aren’t enough of those already). And instead of using the monthly Earth-2 book to actually explore the pasts of Alan Scott, Kendra Muñoz-Saunders, and pretty much the rest of the heroes of Earth-2, it’s basically continuing the World’s End narrative, which is a complete waste of the book. I’m pretty sure whatever stories that get told in the next six months can be easily told in the weekly alone. The main Earth-2 doesn’t need to be tied to it, yet here we are.
So yeah, Earth-2 fans are stuck with this shit series for the next six months. Honestly, April 2015 can’t come soon enough. I do hope that the Earth-2 characters end up with a better editorship that isn’t under Eddie Berganza’s supervision, cause he bloody sucks.
On the bright side, we might see the pre-Crisis Huntress/Power Girl in the ‘Blood Moon’ event next year. I would most definitely invest in a story that has the New 52 versions of these characters interact with their pre-Crisis originals.