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sherkahn ([personal profile] sherkahn) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-04-14 09:43 am

Secret Six #20 preview

ComicBookResources has the preview. With the recent trend, this will definitely trigger emotions. MAJOR SPOILERS behind the cut.

" Then he showed those men of will what will really was. " - Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects

Sucks to be one of Cheshire's kids. Karma is a bitch.

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group: Secret Six
character: Catman/Thomas Blake
character: Scandal Savage
character: Bane
character: Rag Doll/Peter Merkel Jr.
character: Black Alice/Lori Zechlin
character: Deadshot/Floyd Lawton
character: Jeanette

writer: Gail Simone
artist: Jim Calafiore
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[personal profile] flint_marko 2010-04-14 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I doubt the kid is going to die.
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[personal profile] 3goodtimes 2010-04-15 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
I think you're right, but it's still an interesting move.

[personal profile] nevermore999 2010-04-14 05:27 pm (UTC)(link)
dayuuuuum. Unexpected!
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2010-04-14 05:33 pm (UTC)(link)
hmmm i sense a plot twist (notice how Scandal and.... crap... forgot her name... Banshee lady, held hands... awwwe :)

[personal profile] long_silence 2010-04-14 06:00 pm (UTC)(link)
It looked more like Scandal was holding down Jeanette's fist so that she wouldn't attack Blake.
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[personal profile] flint_marko 2010-04-14 05:34 pm (UTC)(link)
and how is it karma?
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[personal profile] bluejaybirdie 2010-04-15 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
I really, really don't agree with the "sins of the father/mother" brand of karma.
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[personal profile] terrykun 2010-04-15 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
But this is Judeo-Christianity DC, where if you come from evil, or were evil at one point, you will forever be tainted and ultimately fail at any attempt at redemption or positive behavior.
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[personal profile] kamino_neko 2010-04-14 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Has Blake even MET the kid?

I there any reason to believe he'd actually care, aside from a genetic connection?
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[personal profile] dimwit90 2010-04-14 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I thought he had? Maybe the first Secret Six run issue thing before the main series, I'm pretty sure hmmm I'm gonna look it up
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[personal profile] dimwit90 2010-04-14 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Its in the 2006 run issue 2, its actually very cute maybe I think Ima post it :)
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[personal profile] jeyl 2010-04-14 05:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Didn't sound like a good deal to begin with. Wasn't it like a year of his son's life for every member of his team that he kills? Six years total until they kill him anyways?
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[personal profile] greenygal 2010-04-14 05:54 pm (UTC)(link)
It sounds like a terrible deal, but to be fair they may have figured he'd trade at least one of his teammates for a year's worth of grace to track the kid down and free him, and of course the more of them he kills the better his chances of getting out of the room so he can do that. I still don't think it's the best plan, but I reserve judgment until I find out exactly what they think they're doing.
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[personal profile] toby_wan_kenobi 2010-04-14 06:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Does anyone else think that the guy who hired them is in on it? Am I seeing things in his smirk that aren't there?

[personal profile] taggerung301 2010-04-14 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
props to both the artist and Gail for making that really intense

here's hoping the kid doesn't buy the farm though

[personal profile] kd_the_movie 2010-04-15 09:02 am (UTC)(link)
Yea that was pretty awesome.
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[personal profile] v_various 2010-04-14 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I was kind of worried, actually. Catman is somewhat more sympathetic than the rest of the crew, and the last time Gail started writing about the parent instinct I dropped the title.

I'm so glad it panned out like this, in my head I figured if it happened any other way I'd be nerd-raging for weeks.

Now, here's hoping she doesn't turn this into a big blubbering mess of a story arc. Seriously, if that happens again I'm not reading anything else from her until she gets, like, 10 cats to take whatever this is it out on, and leaves my stories alone. I don't want to see the kid go the way of Lian either there a happy medium? Can it stay this intense without devolving into wank? I'm hopeful.

OT, Alice is pissing me off. There are some pretty extreme reactions to her, from Bane and Ragdoll, where the hell did all that even come from?
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[personal profile] proteus_lives 2010-04-14 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Love the Usual Suspects quote.

"How do you shoot the devil in the back? What if you miss?"
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[personal profile] koschei 2010-04-15 10:29 am (UTC)(link)
What if your hit and it doesn't work?
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[personal profile] geoffsebesta 2010-04-15 03:01 am (UTC)(link)

If I was the guy on the other side of the phone I would say "oops sorry wrong number," release the child, and join a monastery. I would also buy a cyanide suicide capsule.

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2010-04-15 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
I doubt the kid will actually die.

Also, isn't Black Alice currently on the team. The Black Alice who can steal any magical being's powers? The Black Alice who could say tap Zatanna and say "Gnirb S'namtac nos ereh efas."?
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[personal profile] badficwriter 2010-04-15 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
Sure, but he has to tell her what's going on, then she has to steal powers, then she has to master them enough to save the kid that time those guys could've killed the kid.

It makes sense up to that point. In the story, though, there's no excuse for her not being able to get the kid, dead or alive, after this. The plot requires incompetence from her. Honestly, this is why I hate Alice.
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[personal profile] retro_nouveau 2010-04-15 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, the House of Secrets regenerates, I didn't know that. I was all mad at Waller for torching it, but it's as good as ever now. Love the paintings. It's going on retro's List of Favorite Places in the DCU as of today.

There was so much sweetness this time. One big happy Addams family.
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[personal profile] 3goodtimes 2010-04-15 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
Oh god! I didn't see that coming at all. Brilliant but heartbreaking.

Whenever I forget that these people are villains, she reminds me with stuff like this.
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[personal profile] 3goodtimes 2010-04-15 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
But y'know... I'm surprised he didn't at least kill Alice. Seems like they don't know each other well.