The great John Ostrander pinch-hits for Gail Simone this month on Secret Six, and the book doesn’t skip a beat. Our band of villains are tricked and forced to fight for their lives against a group of rich boys who hunt humans for sport. Needless to say, they bite off more than they can chew with the Six. John does a great job in displaying the individuals Sixers in action and showcasing their personalities as they turn the tables on their would-be hunters.
I was not impressed with the artwork, but I’m spoiled by having Nicola Scott and J. Calafiore regularly drawing my favorite band of villains.
If you aren’t reading Secret Six already, shame on you! This issue is a good place to jump on to one of the best comics series going.
Brightest Day #5 – Under Pressure
Writer: Geoff Johns & Peter Tomasi
Pencilers: Ivan Reis, Ardian Syaf, & Joe Prado
Inker: Vincente Cifuentes
Colorist: Peter Steigerwald
Letterer: Rob Clark Jr.
Cover Art: David Finch, Scott Williams & Peter Steigerwald
Editors: Rex Ogle, Adam Schlagman & Eddie Berganza
This issue focuses on the Aquaman/Mera, Hawkman/Hawkgirl, and Boston/Hawk/Dove.
The story and art were good, but the BP-style oil spill pulled me right out of the story from the beginning and I never really got pulled back in. I’m not a fan of current events being shoehorned into comics, and the oil spill wasn’t necessary to the story.
The Mera reveal at the end of the issue wasn’t what I was expecting, so well done.