Gail Simone, Dale Eaglesham & Val Semeiks
Villains United (DC)
Seemingly an excuse to reel out every other car boot sale bad guy that the archives of DC forgot. A bunch of vaguely uninspiring villains are banded together as the Secret Six by a mysterious power to challenge Lex Luthor’s Society, an army of super-criminals he’s assembling in the build-up to Infinite Crisis. The Six perform one futile mission after another, until the vaguely interesting ‘surprises’ at the end exhort you to buy the next part. There’s no sense of scale or excitement that might lead you to believe this is anything other than a cash-in.