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New SECRET SIX Series Announced

Gail Simone is bringing the fan favorite team into The New 52!

Gail Simone's SECRET SIX was thoroughly awesome and DC is clearly aware of this because the publisher's having her bring the team into The New 52! The announcement made by Hero Complex also reveals that Dale Eaglesham worked on the new character designs and will create the covers. Artist Ken Lashley will provide interiors. As of right now, we know Catman and Black Alice will be on the team and the writer said this new version of Thomas Blake will be even more dangerous. The first cover, by Eaglesham, has also been posted.

Simone says the tone will be similar to the previous run and will still have "black humor and edginess." As for the plot, the writer explained the team will be facing a "major question" and called it "the 'Twin Peaks' of superhero comics."

SECRET SIX #1 is scheduled to go on sale December 3. So, who else is very excited to eventually purchase the debut issue?

Source: Hero Complex

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Posted by dagmar_merrill

I didn't check out her first secret six buti may look into this one

Posted by TimeLordScience

Nice! Seems like DC is finally getting its $h!t together.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

I called this a while back, so glad I turned out to be right!

Posted by Boynerdgeek

Gail Simone on Secret Six ? Sold and take my money DC :) oh btw what other new series that DC will announce after this ? I predict Lex Luthor comics series

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Posted by Cavemold

who are these people? or characters

Posted by HushoftheWind

Honestly i hope this will give Bane something to do

Posted by belmonte22

Ok, maybe I'll start reading DC again. I loved the previous secret six series and with Gaile in charge it will be amazing again.

Edited by kennybaese

@dagmar_merrill: I would say that you really should, but it seems like most of the trades are out of print these days, so that would be tricky. That said, you really should. It's quite good.

I'm going to read this book so hard. I loved Simone's first Secret Six run. Hopefully this one lasts longer than 8 issues.

Posted by Life_Without_Progress

*tears of joy* THE BEST PRE NEW 52 TEAM IS BACK !

Posted by Saren

Eh........Simone's stuff has been pretty bad since the New 52 started, so I'll wait to hear how this turns out.

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Posted by Aeroman

HOORAY

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Posted by darkrider

Yes yes yes yes yes yes

Posted by bob808

awesome

Posted by BrotherEye

@hushofthewind:

From the looks of things, it seems to be a new cast except for Catman and Black Alice. At least, if the characters on that cover are any indication. Don't recognise the other ones actually so wondering if they are all new characters.

Posted by BatWatch

Glad to hear Secret Six is making a comeback. It deserves it.

Judging from the cover, our villains will be The Phantom Smoker, Lady Riddler, Hobo Woman and Talonborg.

Posted by Billy Batson

@dagmar_merrill: I would say that you really should, but it seems like most of the trades are out of print these days, so that would be tricky. That said, you really should. It's quite good.

I'm going to read this book so hard. I loved Simone's first Secret Six run. Hopefully this one lasts longer than 8 issues.

DC will be reprinting Simone's run with newer bigger collections.

BB

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Posted by Koays

Black Alice? Well then.....SOLD, i see i'm going to have to sacrifice food and water on wednesdays if DC continues this up swing

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Posted by TDK_1997

Wasn't much of a fan of the old Secret Six series and Simone's work in general but I will try this out.

Posted by Billy Batson
Edited by ShadowSwordmaster

I'm so happy right now.

Posted by RustyRoy

I didn't check out her first secret six buti may look into this one

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Posted by Eivion

Disappointed Scandal isn't a member from the looks of it. Looking at the cover I want to say one of the members is the new Ventriloquist Gail introduced in Batgirl.

Posted by RavenVice01

@batwatch: they confirmed that catman, black alice, papa midnite and possibly strix will be appear. The other two look like scandal savage and the crimson avenger

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Posted by The Stegman

I'm so down!

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Edited by Hassun

Considering it's one of the all-time greatest comic book runs, I REALLY hope this one will measure up well with the original.

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@hassun said:

Considering it's one of the all-time greatest comic book runs, I REALLY hope this one will measure up well with the original.

Don't you think you're over exaggerating?

Posted by longbowhunter

Best news I've heard all week!

Posted by Vitalius

@cavemold:

I think it is Black Alice and Strix (Talon) a.k.a Gail Simone´s creations

Edited by BigCimmerian

Catman is one of my favorite characters, so I'm looking forward reading this. I only hope they will not ruin Catman like they did with Bronze Tiger.

Posted by Krypton-115

Best news I've heard all day, as long as Bane, Deadshot and Catman will make the cut I'm hyped!

Posted by CaptainHoopla

This is really good news. My DC pull looks like it will increase to 3 books.

Posted by ptigrusmagus

Average writer is just average

Posted by Pokeysteve

I'm nervous about the team's roster but can't wait for this. Her run pre 52 is one of the greats. She did reintroduce Ragdoll a short time ago.

Posted by entropy_aegis

Best news I've heard all day, as long as Bane, Deadshot and Catman will make the cut I'm hyped!

I dont think Bane's gonna be in it,or Deadshot for that matter.

It's gonna e Catman,Black Alice and some others. Strix,Ragdoll,Scandal are good bets for now.

Posted by Natalia_Dante

IM SO HAPPY

Posted by pinecone

Finally... Gail Simone has come back to a team title. One of my favorite writers is going back to arguably her best work and series. I'll miss Deadshot or Bane but as the previous series has proven the roster is constantly changing.

Posted by Psycho_Soldier

Well after 2 terrible books - Batgirl & The movement -, I don't know if I should be excited about this,

I loved every issue of Secret Six but seeing her blunt approaches for diversity in recent books, I'll have to see the first issues

+ no Luvisi,... ;(

It was nice to see Ragdoll at some point in Bluntgirl and I hope to see Bane off the Bat books where he went back to be so dull - I think the tone should be similar to the Ales Kot' Suicide Squad arc, where Deadshot & King Shark have been lately

Another problem that worries me is how Simone seems to end her runs in the same note lately both Bluntgirl & The LGBTQWERTYUIOP reminded me and tainted (at least the second one) my memories of the Secret Six finale

And finally I really wish they don't pull a Wally West on Scandal, just for the sake of diversity

Posted by Jyger85

Hope we run into Scandal, Knockout, and Liana.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

I knew this was coming and I hope this is awesome!!!!

Posted by entropy_aegis

I think we can expect atleast 1 fairly major/popular character,it's the only reason Harley made it in to the Suicide Squad.

Edited by gdw1017

Love it! Secretly hoping Simone and Johns collaborate to turn the S6 into Luthor's personal Suicide Squad, in a New 52 style twist from the Villains United storyline. The League handles the good, S6 handles the dirty! And Luthor continues to grow his grasp on crime fighting.

Posted by BR_Havoc

Lashey is a really good artist this book should be fantastic if Gail can deliver the scripts.

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Posted by The Impersonator

Snakes and Ladder was such a boring game.

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Posted by Bsaa

@psycho_soldier: Y do u call it that? Though I can guess, since it is Simone

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