Did I ever tell you that I made a point to read through Secret Six once I found out that it was finished? Yeah, I did that.
Even though there are a lot of reasons why I didn’t care for the series, I genuinely enjoyed reading every last bit of it. I feel much better about some things I’ve been going through in my own life after doing so.
When I first started it, I was really in love with just about everyone on the team. After a while, Scandal annoyed me, Catman drove me nuts, and Black Alice—let’s just say I like her powers, but not much else. King Shark? He was hilarious, but wasn’t really there enough to grow on me.
Then the other characters completely blew me away. I’ll confess, I wanted to read it because of Ragdoll. I knew absolutely nothing about him or his personality, but I loved his costume SO MUCH. (I’m kinda shallow that way.) Plus the name? It sounds weird, but I’ve always had a thing for rag dolls. I own several. Anyway, even after learning about his character, I find that Peter only had room to grow on me. I didn’t think he was creepy or disgust—well, okay, I did think he was creepy and kinda gross—but those things didn’t bother me! They made him that much more endearing, in my eyes.
Then Jeannette. Oh, Jeannette. I didn’t even know about her when I first picked up the series. She was the hidden gem, really. Similar to my above intentions toward liking Ragdoll, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the bean sidhe. Plus, Jeannette’s attitude and everything about her personality and power set—just yes. A thousand times, yes.
I knew who Deadshot and Bane were, already. (Obvious’d on the Bane thing.) I was kind of surprised at how much I loved them. I find smoking to be incredibly disgusting, but for some reason….It really worked with Floyd Lawton. He was quite sexy, and I never saw the softer sides of him coming. They floored me and when I stood up, I really appreciated every panel he was in. And Bane? The moral high road was a little grating at times, but I came to really respect just about every decision he made—
Up until the last run, that really had me questioning so many things. I’ve often wondered where I’d belong in the superhero world. I knew that I’d want to be good, but would I end up in a gray area, or would I turn so rogue that good and bad weren’t even part of the question? On a more earthly level, this series also really made me reevaluate the people in my life, and some of the choices I’ve made.
I didn’t intend for this post to be this long, but hey. No one said you have to read it, right? [:
Great post, really enjoyed reading it.
But how can anyone hate Scandal? :)