Friday, August 05, 2011

Endings

Of all the things I will miss about this version of the DCU I think I will miss Secret Six most of all.

There was something sadistically charming about that series -- and by extension the characters therein. Gail Simone and her collaborators should be commended for creating something fresh and different in an environment where all too often writers and artist go with the easy or safe thing.

The violence in Secret Six never seemed gratuitous to me, either. Sure, it was seriously violent. But it just felt like it had to be. These were violent, messed up people. But they were still people, and we got to see that even super-villains are human beings too (unless, of course, they are shark-men).

But for me the most remarkable thing was the strange journey of Bane. Indeed, in some ways this volume of Secret Six is Bane's story as much as anyone's. He joined the Six in issue one and the last issue ended with him destroying it.

I'd like to say that I'm looking forward to where Bane goes from here. But I can't say that, as I have no idea if Bane is going anywhere. I don't know what his place will be in the new DCU you. I hope he'll find a place -- and he hope he finds his kingdom.

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At 9:39 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Sadistically charming sums it up quite well, actually. Man, I did love this series.

 
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At 5:55 AM, Anonymous Accursed Interloper said...

Bane. Simone was able to make me give a crap about what happened to Bane, and even about what Bane had to say. Prior to this run, that wasn't even slightly true.

 
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