Secret Six #9 – This might be my favorite DC comic right now. Out of some sort of guilt, desire to help, and dreams of taking the place of the missing Batman, Catman and Bane take a trip to Gotham to stop a gang from kidnapping young children. Oh, and Ragdoll comes along dressed as Robin. Okay, if that isn’t enough to get you to buy this comic I don’t know what’s wrong with you. It’s nice to see Bane get a bigger role here and hold his own bantering with Catman. Although I’m a little miffed the cover’s tease doesn’t actually give us Thomas Blake dressed up as the Bat (something I’d sure pay $2.99 for!), there’s plenty of insane goodness to enjoy.
Dark Reign: Hawkeye #2 (05) – Speaking of sociopaths trying to be heroes. You know I’m really digging the new darker Ms. Marvel, but as much as I try I can’t get into Bullseye as Hawkeye. Maybe it’s because I’ve never really cared for either character, or maybe it’s because there’s simply not much here. I think it’s a little of both. The whole issue focuses on Bullseye creating a public relations nightmare which Osborne has to clean up, and some odd final patterns which either mean there’s a new Bullseye in town (and not the one from the current run of Daredevil), or the new Hawkeye is even crazier than we thought. Sadly, neither seems all that promising for the next issue. Worth flipping through (mainly for the early torture scenes involving the news crew aboard the helicopter), but hardly a must-read.
G.I.Joe Cobra #3 – I’m still trying to get used to a good Joe comic, but this series continues to deliver as Chuckles gets himself deeper and deeper in and is forced to make a hard decision concerning his mission, his partner, and just what he wants and how much he’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Things aren’t going to end well for our hero, and you have to wonder how much longer we can refer to him as that, as he loses himself further down the rabbit hole. Worth picking up.