Secret Six (2014) Issues
What is the Secret? Actually, there's more than one--and the answers are revealed here. The true identity of Mockingbird was only one of the secrets, and it's not even the most shocking. Plus: A marriage that should not happen is proposed. A person you thought was long gone returns. And at least one of the Six is not the person you think they are. (Okay, it's the dummy.) From this point on, all bets are off.
A new epic begins, and a major turning point in the life of Black Alice gets underway! With the world drained of all its arcane energies, the great mages of the DC Universe gather to learn who--or what--is responsible. The answer points to theSecret Six's most powerful member, and it's going to drag the team into unfamiliar territory: the realm of magic.
As monstrous giant beings from beyond the stars pound at the gates of reality, the Secret Six reluctantly race around the globe (with their guide, the demon ETRIGAN) as they attempt to prevent a horrifying fate for all mankind. Guest stars galore as the balance of power in the DCU rests solely in the hands of teenager Lori Zechlin, a.k.a. Black Alice!
The team's attempt to defend the Earth from invasion by the Elder Gods takes them to a creepy New England town, inhabited by one very nasty creature. And just when they need Black Alice's abilities the most, a shocking turn of events puts her down for the count. Guest starring Swamp Thing!
'House of Strangers' concludes the war between the forces of magic and the Elder Gods-with the Six caught in the middle! Black Alice may hold the key to Earth's survival, but Big Shot wants to make sure she doesn't lose her humanity in the process. Plus, Etrigan reveals a deadly secret, and the Council of Magicians must make a fateful decision. How can our band of misfits survive, let alone make a difference, when they are so far out of their league? Guest starring...everyone!
Strix, a former Talon once in the service of the Court of Owls, seems to have found a place in the world with the Secret Six. But now someone from her past comes calling, threatening to undermine whatever semblance of peace she has experienced with her newfound friends. Some wounds time can never heal. Can she ever leave the life of an assassin behind her?
Tragedy from the past strikes at Strix, just as she has found a new family of oddballs in the Secret Six. Even worse, the League of Assassins wants to recruit her and refuses to take 'no' for an answer! Can even the deadliest Talon face the impossible threat of Shiva?
The League of Assassins presses in on Strix and threatens to kill her friends in the Secret Six if she doesn't cooperate. She is then confronted by twisted replicas of her teammates, who she must face in combat one at a time. If she is beaten by any of them, the corresponding real member of the Six will be killed. Disoriented and alone, what chance does she-or her teammates-have to survive?