Sean Ryan here, editor at DC Comics. I edit a little book I like to call SECRET SIX. Perhaps you’ve heard of it; read about it online, etc. Or perhaps a friend has told you about it. Or maybe a stuffy authority figure has told you that you shouldn’t read it because it’s full of sex and violence and verbal innuendo, courtesy of writer Gail Simone.
It’s that time again folks – your chance to peek into the future of the Dark Knight. A future which is pretty bright, actually. What’s in store? Well, we’ve given you a sense of it over the last few weeks: BATMAN INC., THE DARK KNIGHT, BATMAN AND ROBIN, BATWOMAN and DETECTIVE COMICS will be launching or sporting new creative teams this month. Click below for the specifics and a ton of new art.
In a small, corrupt mining boom-town, six remarkable strangers who hate each other band together in a bloody last stand against an army set on destroying them all! SECRET SIX #24 hits tomorrow. [gallery link="file"]
The guest creative team of writer John Ostrander and artist R.B. Silva give us a tale of men who choose to hunt the most dangerous game in the world: The Secret Six. The team are tricked into traveling to a secluded island where they’re trapped in a fight for their livies. SECRET SIX #23 hits Thursday. [gallery link="file"]
“George Perez would like to draw a story for Wonder Woman #600, and he wants you to write it.” What? George Perez what? He wants WHO to write it? I’ve had some amazing experiences as a writer in the time I’ve been at DC Comics, but every comic writer will tell you there’re few things as thrilling as working with an artist you’ve adored for years. Every assignment is special and important, but writing JLA for Jose Garcia Lopez, writing Superman for John Byrne, or writing a Black Canary story for Michael Golden, well, those are moments a writer lives for.
Have you been reading SECRET SIX? If not, for shame. This issue, #22, marks the finale of the latest Gail Simone/J. Calafiore collabo, and it shows fan-favorite Catman going postal on all those that have made his nine lives difficult. Will the other members of the Six bail just when Catman needs a hand? Is one of the team quitting for good? Anything’s possible. SECRET SIX #22 hits 6/9, and keep your eyes on The Source for more info on the next SECRET SIX arc, won’t you? [gallery link="file"]
Writer Brian Truitt connects with BIRDS OF PREY writer Gail Simone to talk about the new series and what she has planned for the book, reuniting with artist Ed Benes and why fans connect to the series.
This isn't just a Catman story; it's THE Catman story, as Thomas Blake continues his bloody trail of vengeance tracking the man who took away the only thing he ever cared about. This issue’s definitely not for the faint of heart, as writer Gail Simone and artist Jim Calafiore pull out all the stops. SECRET SIX #21 hits 5/5. [gallery link="file"]