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Click I Have iTunes to open it now. Loved this old time collection of villains being silly and directionless, first under the thumb of Darkseid, then listening to Funky Flashman a. Jul 14, Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it Shelves: A very innovative book for its time, still fun to read decades later. The machinations, double-crosses, and ever-changing roll call are just a few of its high points. Competent supervillain comics with a neat premise - particularly when the villains realize they are the only line of defense against an invading Darkseid.
It's good fun to see these baddies double-cross each other and renege on their word, though there's not terribly much in the way of characterization to distinguish the foes that come and go throughout this book. A surprising emphasis on two forgotten heroes - Captain Comet and Manhunter Paul Kirk - who haven't been revived as often as the Se Competent supervillain comics with a neat premise - particularly when the villains realize they are the only line of defense against an invading Darkseid.
A surprising emphasis on two forgotten heroes - Captain Comet and Manhunter Paul Kirk - who haven't been revived as often as the Secret Society conceit has been. Overall, better than I expected. However, when a major part of the storyline is in an issue of another title, it really should be included. Nov 21, Andrea rated it really liked it. I had been reading scans of the original issues, and the colours were really off. This looks sooooo much better.
This series just never went anywhere for me. The team ups are implausible and Captain Comet is a hard hero to connect with. I like a lot of Conway's work but this collection just falls flat. Apr 23, Skjam! DC Comics fans, Flash fans. DC Comics has produced many fine characters in its superhero books over the decades, including iconic super-villains. Thus, in , we got the first DC series dedicated to the adventures of a super-villain group. There they ar DC Comics has produced many fine characters in its superhero books over the decades, including iconic super-villains.
Then Gorilla Grodd and Copperhead are sent on an initiation mission, which goes south and Copperhead is captured by the police. Still, the fun is just beginning! It was explained he had been out in space, and unaware of current events. Once the Darkseid situation is resolved, the various members of the Society come up with their own evil schemes, and Captain Comet proceeds to be a thorn in their sides.
This volume collects the first ten issues, and an alternate version of the first issue with slightly different characters and a significantly different plot. Company politics resulted in three different writers in ten issues, as well as no steady art team. Series creator Gerry Conway was the most frequent author.
His appearance is changed in this series to more closely resemble how Stan Lee looked in the Seventies. Love these comics growing up and tried for years to find each individual issue. This precursor to The Suicide Squad is from the 70s so keep that in mind. Still if you love villains like I love villains it's a fun read. Sure Kid Flash seems to be around just to get knocked out and Funky Flashman is the kind of annoying character that luckily doesn't seem to make it into more modern comics, but looking past those few problems are easy when you get to spend time with Captains Cold and Boomerang, St Love these comics growing up and tried for years to find each individual issue.
Sure Kid Flash seems to be around just to get knocked out and Funky Flashman is the kind of annoying character that luckily doesn't seem to make it into more modern comics, but looking past those few problems are easy when you get to spend time with Captains Cold and Boomerang, Star Sapphire and the rest. As an added bonus you get to see the original issue number 1 that was scrapped.
What I hoped would be fun tales with lots of villains is instead a poorly written mess. There's no real plan for the series, which just meanders and wanders and most of the villains seem horribly out of character has Lex Luthor ever been more stupid than he is in this series? Mar 23, Christopher rated it did not like it.
As Arthur Light begins hearing a voice from the object, the pale man puts a gun to Catwoman's head and orders her to start talking.
Instead, she warns that if he kills her, Batman will stop at nothing to find them. This, however, is exactly what the Secret Society wants.
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Light is suddenly knocked back by a burst of light, just as the pale man pulls the trigger, leaving Catwoman apparently dead on the floor of the concrete room. Catwoman soon comes back to life and it is discovered that the Catwoman present is actually Martian Manhunter in disguise. Martian Manhunter and Catwoman then fight the Outsider and Blockbuster. When Manhunter and Catwoman finish with Blockbuster, they hunt down the Outsider who seems to know all about their real identities.
However, his identity is still a mystery to them. Martian Manhunter attempts to use his telepathy to discover it, but he senses that he is blocked from doing so. Despite that, the Outsider allows Martian Manhunter the opportunity to see into his mind. Martian Manhunter is surprised to learn that this man watched his world die as he did.
When the engine he is stuck in is activated and it has just been Chronos causes a temporal neutral field to envelope the manor, causing it to freeze in place throughout time, while the Earth turns Thanks to the coins that the Society have been given, they are able to stay within the manor without issue, but the Justice League of America is going to face a very painful death if they do not leave the house soon.
After the Justice League of America escape from the manor, the Outsider comments to Martian Manhunter that it was nice to see him "again. Madame Xanadu retorts that she does not need to see the future to know that the Justice League will defeat him. The Outsider replies that he has already won since he has a mole in the Justice League.
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The formation of the Secret Society was to have members ready for the Crime Syndicate once they arrived. They place Deathstroke on trial while debating whether he is truly reformed or not. However the Riddler proves, via Hammond's telepathic abilities, that Deathstroke is 'evil'. The Underground experienced some temporary victories in their battles with the Syndicate, both as a team and individually.
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For example, Quizmaster's underground connections allowed him to interfere with the supplies needed by the Crime Syndicate for various operations, such as the speed serum that Johnny Quick requires to maintain his super speed. One by one the Justice Underground members were all defeated, captured or killed. For example, Ultraman the antimatter Superman rendered Sir Solomon Grundy inert on a Saturday, and Lady Sonar sustained massive injuries from having her sonic abilities reflected back to her by Power Ring the antimatter Green Lantern. Lady Sonar was forced to replace much of her shattered body with bionic implants.
It was in this form that she resided as the guardian of Modora, the final free nation of the Anti-Matter Earth. Upon her home's invasion, Lady Sonar was successful in defeating Johnny Quick the antimatter Flash by temporarily shifting his body out of phase with reality.
She was eventually destroyed by Owlman the antimatter Batman and the rest of the Crime Syndicate when they finally conquered Modora. She was placed into cryogenic storage alongside her teammates, ready to be reanimated in a zombified state if the Syndicate decides it necessary. Their remains are located in the Crime Syndicate's Panopticon on the Moon's surface. It is unclear how they were able to recover from their injuries, though it could be inferred that Owlman healed their injuries while they were in stasis.
Their series was scheduled to be collected into a trade paperback entitled Showcase Presents: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. List of Secret Society of Super Villains members. Secret Society of Super-Villains, Vol. Morrow Vandal Savage White Martians.
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