When the super-criminal community learns that the Justice
League of America tampered with their minds, they band together
in a deadly alliance, seeking revenge. But not everyone agrees.
Six villains refuse to join this new Society. Recruited by
the enigmatic Mockingbird, these rogues are all that stand
in the way of an all-out war between hero and villain. But
who is Mockingbird and what is the real agenda? The Society's
murderous mission rocks the status quo between good and evil
as shocking revelations make certain that when the Secret
Six complete their mission, nothing in the DC Universe will
ever be the same...
another graphic novel released under the Countdown to Infinite
Crisis banner. This tale sees the JLA's enemies being
brought together by Lex Luthor in a bid to defeat the JLA
once and for all. However, not every villain wants to play
ball. Six costumed criminals, all of whom are pretty useless
at their chosen profession, want nothing to do with Luthor's
plans. The problem is that now these six not only have to
fight against the JLA, but also the new league of villains.
Luthor doesn't just leave these six alone is never really
explained. While it is mentioned that the Secret Six may provide
inspiration for others who don't really want to be a part
of his group, Luthor could simply state that he hasn't asked
these six to join as they are too useless to be of any help.
But then, I suppose, this would be a very short tale.
is real jeopardy in this collection, unlike the majority of
superhero tales, as we are never sure whether any, or all,
of the six villains will bite the bullet. This really helped
to give this release an edge that will have you on the edge
of your seat.
writing is tight and the artwork is incredible. There's even
a run down at the back of this collection of all of the villains
that appeared in the story - some of them are very well hidden
in the background.
not sure whether the review copy I received was a rare faulty
copy, or whether this affects the entire print run, but there
were eight pages (16 sides) repeated in this graphic novel.
you want a tale with an edge to it then you've found it in
Villains United. Refreshingly original.
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