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Monday, June 28, 2010


REVIEW: 4 out of 5  points

Te he he he
The Secret Six series is such a guilty pleasure.

The interactions between characters are more then worth the book price, who cares if it has a storyline, but Gail Simone  doesn't  go half way with this four part story.  It has a great storyline, packed... full... of...REVENGE.

FULL REVIEW, Some spoilers

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe,
Catch CATMAN by his Toe,
If he Hollers you will PAY,
You'll NEVER.. see Your next Day

Not because you're good
Not because you're bad
It's 'cause you've made him F#@#$%G  mad.

When this storyline first started I had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach because of the  Deadshot mini that came out in 1988(written by Ostrander and Yale).  It was sick and twisted, but in a way that gave nightmares to parents.   

BUT  this was written by Gail Simone, I should have known better then to be trepidatious, because SHE knows how to handle sick and twisted, without going to the places that the Deadshot mini went.  It's hard to really describe how Gail makes sick an' twisted appealing, but she does, and so effortlessly, or so it looks.

In this story, Catman's baby boy gets kidnapped (similar to Deadshots son). The kidnapper demands that Catman do the unthinkable.... and KILL his teammates,
OF course, we know that they... themselves ..are savvy fighters and will survive anything that CATMAN could dish out. Wouldn't they?  Um....  I'm not... so... sure...anymore. Especially after reading these issues.

Catman took his gloves off, so to speak,  and went all out... as he takes revenge on the so called Bad guys of this story.  He works his way up the line of henchmen to the main man who was behind the kidnapping.  Flashbacks are used to get behind his psyche and explains a lot about the character.  A special plot twist at the very end, has Cheshire (mom to the boy)  face consequences of her past.

Catman has not been my favorite character in the Secret Six team. I could take him, or leave him, but after this, Catman is a must for this team, and in the future stories, I'll enjoy reading this character, a lot more.

Gail Simone-
My MAMA told me to pick the very BEST one
And it's Y-O- U

SECRET SIX Issues #19 #20 #21 #22
Title: Cats in the Cradle
Writer: Gail Simone
Cover: Daniel Luvisi
Artist: J. Calafiore
Colorist: Jason Wright
Letterer: Travis Lanham

Publisher: DC Comics
May - August 2010


  1. I think this might the strongest arc on the book to date.

    I've loved Catman since his reconstruction during VILLAINS UNITED and this arc just made him all the more interesting and lethal.

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