Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Doom Secret."



OAFE.net totally beat me to this one, but when I found Catman the other day, I thought the Secret Six is in the same boat as the Doom Patrol. Both comics had a crossover together recently, have recently been cancelled, and as far as action figures go, are never going to get complete teams made. (OAFE's blog also has a post on the various lineups of the Secret Six, as well as a rundown of which members have figures!)

The Bane here is the somewhat undersized DC Super Heroes version; the Collect-and-Connect one would be nice, but I bought the figures I wanted from that series on eBay, sans parts. (The Creeper and Jonah Hex, if you're wondering!)

Even though there's been a pretty good-sized outpouring of love for the outgoing book, I only read Secret Six a couple of times myself. In fact, I was a little disappointed in #28, where two Secret Six teams go at it in Skartaris; since with all that going on, Gail Simone didn't use Warlord characters Shakira and Machiste to the fullest...

4 comments:

Dale Bagwell said...

Alright, more DP! You're lucky you have Catman now, and that should mean more cameos right?

I agree with you that the Secret Six shouldn't have been cancelled, as well as it being a really good read. Hopefully after the massive cancellation that'll occur during the new 52 bullshit, and a possible cancellation of Firestorm, perhaps DC will finally smarten up and bring it back. Of course this is DC we're talking about.

Also on the topic of figures, are you joining the DC club infinite?
I'm not myself, as I tend to cherry pick figures I actually want to buy instead of have to buy, but I'm interested in your thoughts on the whole club system. They make it seem that if it gets enough members, then you'll get to see figures you normally wouldn't.

googum said...

No sub for me, I'm afraid; although that's mostly a financial issue. I nickel-and-dime my way to a lot of figures and don't have the lump of cash to sink into it. (That said, I do have a figure coming that I didn't think I'd get!)

For Catman around here, he and the Six, er, Three may be giving the Doom Patrol more trouble. I was going to say the DP already doesn't like them, but that's more on their side, the Six don't really care if you like them or not...

SallyP said...

Ooohh, Secret Six! Try some of the earlier stories, they're fabulous.

Man, I'd kill for a Ragdoll or a Jeanette figure.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't kill, but I'd at least maim for a Rag Doll figurine. Or at leas a Teddy bear.

Man that series was the best there ever was.