Secret Six #19 –With the Blackest Night tie-ins over, regular service is back. Writer Gail Simone has the team back to what it does best; on a misadventure for cash and money. The mission this time is to save the grandson of a multibillionaire from a cult dedicated to Brother Blood. Send Black Alice undercover, things quickly went to hell as it always does with this group. What’s different is how Bane handled the whole situation, how the group swarmed in to save their teenage newcomer (which is something they probably would not do if another one of them was in the same situation) and the blossoming love affair between Ragdoll & Black Alice. In another show of adult concern, almost all of the Secret Six object to this affair. In the end, #19 is a set-up issue with a twist at the end regarding Catman & an ex-member of the group but I don’t care. I’m just glad regular service is back.
S.W.O.R.D #5- And with this, the fun little read that is S.W.O.R.D is over. It was a fun ride and this final issue showed actually why. Action, humor and witty dialogue all over the place, S.W.O.R.D is one of those brilliant overlook series because all the fan-boys were too busy X-Men, Superman, Avengers crap. Hell we even saw some character development here by writer Kieron Gillen. Hopefully, he can continue S.W.O.R.D soon.