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The world's weirdest super-team is back! PREACHER co-creator and visionary writer Garth Ennis and artist John McCrea (THE DEMON) return to Section Eight--the fan-favorite group of bizarely wonderful superheroes not seen since the end of Ennis and McCrea's cult series, HITMAN. The DC Universe is in grave danger and there's only one group of superheroes who can save the day! The world's weirdest super-team is back! PREACHER co-creator and visionary writer Garth Ennis and artist John McCrea (THE DEMON) return to Section Eight--the fan-favorite group of bizarely wonderful superheroes not seen since the end of Ennis and McCrea's cult series, HITMAN. The DC Universe is in grave danger and there's only one group of superheroes who can save the day! Unlikely hero Sixpack heads to Gotham City to rebuild Section Eight with former members Bueno Excellente and Baytor, as well as new additions Guts, Powertool, The Grapplah and a "reborn" Dogwelder. But all these heroes combined only add up to seven, and the team name isn't Section Seven, right? To fill the eighth spot in the roster and save the world, Sixpack and the rest of the team must try to recruit champions of the DCU like Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and more! Collects DC SNEAK PEAK: ALL-STAR SECTION EIGHT #1 and ALL-STAR SECTION EIGHT #1-6.


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The world's weirdest super-team is back! PREACHER co-creator and visionary writer Garth Ennis and artist John McCrea (THE DEMON) return to Section Eight--the fan-favorite group of bizarely wonderful superheroes not seen since the end of Ennis and McCrea's cult series, HITMAN. The DC Universe is in grave danger and there's only one group of superheroes who can save the day! The world's weirdest super-team is back! PREACHER co-creator and visionary writer Garth Ennis and artist John McCrea (THE DEMON) return to Section Eight--the fan-favorite group of bizarely wonderful superheroes not seen since the end of Ennis and McCrea's cult series, HITMAN. The DC Universe is in grave danger and there's only one group of superheroes who can save the day! Unlikely hero Sixpack heads to Gotham City to rebuild Section Eight with former members Bueno Excellente and Baytor, as well as new additions Guts, Powertool, The Grapplah and a "reborn" Dogwelder. But all these heroes combined only add up to seven, and the team name isn't Section Seven, right? To fill the eighth spot in the roster and save the world, Sixpack and the rest of the team must try to recruit champions of the DCU like Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and more! Collects DC SNEAK PEAK: ALL-STAR SECTION EIGHT #1 and ALL-STAR SECTION EIGHT #1-6.

30 review for All-Star Section Eight

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sam Quixote

    All-Star Section Eight is the funniest comic I’ve read all year. It’s Garth Ennis and John McCrea once more gleefully pissing on superheroes and I laughed all the way through! Spinning off from Hitman, Sixpack is somehow still alive and the only surviving member of Section Eight. But a new threat is coming and only they can stop it - Section Eight Assemble! Meet the new Dogwelder (a lunatic who welds dogs to things), Powertool (a prat with a drill in his face), Bueno Excellente (the world’s bigge All-Star Section Eight is the funniest comic I’ve read all year. It’s Garth Ennis and John McCrea once more gleefully pissing on superheroes and I laughed all the way through! Spinning off from Hitman, Sixpack is somehow still alive and the only surviving member of Section Eight. But a new threat is coming and only they can stop it - Section Eight Assemble! Meet the new Dogwelder (a lunatic who welds dogs to things), Powertool (a prat with a drill in his face), Bueno Excellente (the world’s biggest pervert), Guts (supposedly a female whose guts are on the outside), Baytor (a thing that yells I AM BAYTOR!), and The Grapplah (The Grapplah!). Except together they are only seven - who will be the eighth in the new Section Eight? This book is partly a fuck-you to superheroes though it’s mostly a bawdy comedy which is a genre you wouldn’t necessarily equate with Ennis but it’s one he does really well. Right away the piss-take begins with the title: All-Star, usually reserved for top tier characters like Superman and Batman, gets slapped onto this band of fuck-ups! The term “Section 8” is also used when someone is mentally unfit to serve in the military, so this is a book starring nutters! The main storyline is Sixpack - an overweight alcoholic whose catchphrase is “Damn this spastic colon!” - trying to recruit members of the Justice League to be the eighth in Section Eight, leading to Batman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Wonder Woman getting smeared with the shitstick. J’onn gets the worst of it when he sees Bueno and Guts going at it in the Ladies’ bathroom! The others have some utterly bizarre moments that are really funny. Dogwelder’s mask is possessed, The Grapplah jumps into random scenes to yell his line “The Grapplah!”, and Bueno has to battle a giant tapeworm in an Arthurian setting for Guts’ affections - everything about this is gross and hilarious. Bueno is sick, Guts is even worse, and praise Jeebus McCrea never once showed us what those two porking each other looked like! Ennis breaks the fourth wall with commentary on comics writers/readers/reviewers, but the most notable moment is when Sixpack watches The Phantom Stranger and Etrigan do a battle rap demanding DC publish a collected edition of Ennis/McCrea’s mid ‘90s run on The Demon (and it worked)! Superman is the one character who escapes untarnished as Ennis ends Sixpack’s deranged odyssey on a surprisingly poignant note. It is a largely chaotic story but there is a clear arc once you reach the end and it’s to Ennis’ credit that he can do something this bananas and still have it not just make sense but also seem arty too. All-Star Section Eight is a filthy, genuinely hilarious comic that you probably shouldn’t read and might even offend a few people. I thought it was an absolute riot though and I’m glad DC has enough of a sense of humour about itself and its characters to allow Ennis/McCrea to do something like this. In being as over-the-top gross and silly as possible, Garth Ennis and John McCrea have inadvertently also continued the quality associated with the All-Star title in All-Star Section Eight. If you decide to read this, pace yourself - read a couple issues a day rather than gobble it up in one go otherwise the filth might overwhelm you! I had an absolute blast with this one - recommended to everyone who loves toilet humour and superhero parodies!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Artemy

    Yet another Garth Ennis book of superhero satire. You'd think, if the guy hates superheroes so much, maybe he shouldn't write them so often, eh? Still, it's a hilarious book, if you can look past all the shit, piss and vomit that seems to plague almost every comic by Ennis. The Batman issue was especially laugh-out-loud funny, with all the homages to classic Batman images in the context of him getting a fine for parking in the wrong place. If you're an Ennis fan, check it out! Yet another Garth Ennis book of superhero satire. You'd think, if the guy hates superheroes so much, maybe he shouldn't write them so often, eh? Still, it's a hilarious book, if you can look past all the shit, piss and vomit that seems to plague almost every comic by Ennis. The Batman issue was especially laugh-out-loud funny, with all the homages to classic Batman images in the context of him getting a fine for parking in the wrong place. If you're an Ennis fan, check it out!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Eric

    4 1/4 stars 4 1/4 stars

  4. 5 out of 5

    47Time

    It may not be Garth Ennis' best work, but it's still funny and he parodies some big characters in DC. Maybe I enjoyed it more because I'm not a fan. The artwork is as disgusting as you might expect - we're talking about Sixpack, a character who is a drunkard - but the exaggerations are welcome and fitting. After a return to alcohol, respected art critic Sidney Speck transforms into our beloved Sixpack. He knows about a deadly threat which is totally not coming from his booze-induced haze. He deci It may not be Garth Ennis' best work, but it's still funny and he parodies some big characters in DC. Maybe I enjoyed it more because I'm not a fan. The artwork is as disgusting as you might expect - we're talking about Sixpack, a character who is a drunkard - but the exaggerations are welcome and fitting. After a return to alcohol, respected art critic Sidney Speck transforms into our beloved Sixpack. He knows about a deadly threat which is totally not coming from his booze-induced haze. He decides to rebuild Section 8, but the 8th member should be a heavy-hitter, a big name. (view spoiler)[Batman, Green Lantern refuse and act like divas too. Martian Manhunter accepts, but flys away in a panic after seeing Bueno spend some quality time with Guts, the tapeworm of the team, in the bathroom. Wonder Woman initially refuses, but a mallet to the head lowers her intelligence to the level where she begs to join and nearly destroys the bar in her jubilance. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss feminism. She gets turned back to normal like in any quality cartoon, with another smack to the head, and leaves, but not before using Sixpack's real name. Or so it seems to him. This makes him obsess about the name when Phantom Stranger shows up speaking in poetry. Or hip-hop, anyway, with Etrigan backing him up. The Stranger takes Six-Pack to see the dead members of Section 8. When he returns to Noonan's he sees his body freezing in the cold and starts doubting him existence and his mission. Superman steps in to help him figure things out. Maybe it is all in his head, but at least he's happy. (hide spoiler)]

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tom Ewing

    A very effective trick of Garth Ennis' and John McCrea's excellent HITMAN series was to establish a space within a superhero universe where superheroes would simply look out of place. Sure, Hitman and his cast would (and did) seem absurd dealing with the crossover du jour, but Noonan's Bar was a zone where they could turn the tables and present a world in which Green Lantern or Batman would come across as dickheads. In doing so they gave their comic a dignity not generally afforded to minor titl A very effective trick of Garth Ennis' and John McCrea's excellent HITMAN series was to establish a space within a superhero universe where superheroes would simply look out of place. Sure, Hitman and his cast would (and did) seem absurd dealing with the crossover du jour, but Noonan's Bar was a zone where they could turn the tables and present a world in which Green Lantern or Batman would come across as dickheads. In doing so they gave their comic a dignity not generally afforded to minor titles. Of course, Noonan's did have its own superheroes - the drunk Sixpack and his friends in Section Eight, a recurring and hilarious slice of Hitman's supporting cast. There have been quite a few superhero teams where the gag is that they're terrible - Section Eight took that joke to a glorious endpoint. They aren't just bad superheroes, they're actively repulsive, and the sweet twist on the joke is that they're the only ones who take the REST of DC's superheroes seriously. Hence the plot (such as it is) of this unlikely return in the twilight of DC's New 52 era - needing to fill out Section Eight's roster, Sixpack, with a drunkard's conviction, offers the gig to DC's great and good. It's an episodic comic, a series of scabrous one-issue farces, which Ennis and McCrea romp through, Ennis enjoying himself setting up darker than ever payoffs, and McCrea's art rougher and wilder than it was in the Hitman days. Some individual moments are glorious, but what holds the series together is Sixpack, perpetually pickled, swinging between absolute confidence and terrible doubt and carrying the series against the odds. And if the final, oddly Morrisonian issue is true, he's a better guy to credit or blame for the state of DC than Doctor bloody Manhattan.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Alex Sarll

    Delusional alcoholic superhero Sixpack and his compadres (well, such of them as survived their original appearances, anyway) return, thanks to a brief window of relaxation in DC's recent obsession with consistency and house style. Given Garth Ennis hates superheroes, John McCrea makes everything look disreputable, and the other team members include Bueno Excellente (who fights crime through the power of perversion) and Dogwelder (who does what it sounds like), you can guess the general tone. But Delusional alcoholic superhero Sixpack and his compadres (well, such of them as survived their original appearances, anyway) return, thanks to a brief window of relaxation in DC's recent obsession with consistency and house style. Given Garth Ennis hates superheroes, John McCrea makes everything look disreputable, and the other team members include Bueno Excellente (who fights crime through the power of perversion) and Dogwelder (who does what it sounds like), you can guess the general tone. But as Sixpack doggedly tries to recruit the DCU's big hitters to fill out his roster, something more creeps in - sneakily meta, surprisingly moving, and at times somehow almost inspirational.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Sevitt

    Slightly tarnishes the memory of the mighty Sixpack and tramples all over the legacy of Bueno Excellente, the world’s perviest superhero. The first Dogwelder must be turning in his grave while Baylor gets to expand his vocabulary. It also features some other guy who does something with a grappling hook. I forget his name. Ennis seems to have more disgusting fun writing comics than anyone else.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jay

    I was a huge fan of Hitman back in the day and was very excited to see that Ennis and McCrea would be revisiting some of those characters!! This series really won't disappoint you if you're looking for more of that kind of stuff! While it contains a smattering of Justice League appearances (yeah, don't look for those characters to be handled in ANY way like you've seen before!), this series is firmly centered on Six-Pack and his band of idiots. The first few issues felt a little typical, if enjoy I was a huge fan of Hitman back in the day and was very excited to see that Ennis and McCrea would be revisiting some of those characters!! This series really won't disappoint you if you're looking for more of that kind of stuff! While it contains a smattering of Justice League appearances (yeah, don't look for those characters to be handled in ANY way like you've seen before!), this series is firmly centered on Six-Pack and his band of idiots. The first few issues felt a little typical, if enjoyable, in humor - but we did get some compelling moments - such as the origin of the new Dogwelder and a glimpse into the potential backstory of Six-Pack himself. But the humor really runs aground with the Wonder Woman appearance (just a little too over the top and silly on her part - very Warner Brothers cartoon or '60s era sitcom). From there we get more typical humor expected from Ennis, with a lot of Meta comments on the comic industry and superhero comics in particular, commentary on comic readers (and writers!), and even a bit of social commentary to round things out. There are some tremendous gags thoughout - rapping version of the Phantom Stranger and Etrigan really had me cracking up - as well as some truly stomach-wrenching obscenities, in the funniest of ways, or course! With a Capra-esque round-up featuring Superman, Ennis really caps the series off nicely. Overall, I'd say this miniseries exceeded its target of just being funny. Some neat things going on here.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Cale

    I have to respect Garth Ennis; he got DC to pay him for writing this, and he must have been laughing all the way to the bank. This was a horrible read. Admittedly, I have no fondness for the Section Eight characters, but I can usually appreciate absurdist humor and indictments of the Super Hero genre. But this book bugged me for every page I read (issue four with Wonder Woman was the absolute nadir - having your characters be aware of how bad something looks doesn't actually make the mistreatmen I have to respect Garth Ennis; he got DC to pay him for writing this, and he must have been laughing all the way to the bank. This was a horrible read. Admittedly, I have no fondness for the Section Eight characters, but I can usually appreciate absurdist humor and indictments of the Super Hero genre. But this book bugged me for every page I read (issue four with Wonder Woman was the absolute nadir - having your characters be aware of how bad something looks doesn't actually make the mistreatment of the character any better); there are a number of scattered threads, few of which are ever really justified in any way. A battle with an amorous tapeworm, a man held possessed by welding tools, and a string of JLA appearances that start off bad but manage to find a way to dig deeper into the muck (including a standing 'joke' about how Martian Manhunter smells, and an issue dedicated to Vertigo titles that is told almost entirely in verse. Bad verse. Maybe bad rap?). None of the JLA heroes are present in a way that is true to their characters, and none of the Section Eight characters is interesting enough to support the series. Six-Pack is the main protagonist, and it's entirely possible the whole thing is just him dying of frostbite in the street. If so, I think I might give it an extra star, just for shuffling these characters back out of continuity. The art was for the most part clear, although considering the amount of viscera and gore on display, I don't know if that was a positive. I'm usually a big fan of Ennis - Preacher, The Boys, even his War Stories stuff. But this just felt like a chance for him to phone in a few issues and spread vomit across the DC Universe (literally). I wouldn't wish this book on anyone.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Luana

    I forgot to take “Rebecca” on my commute this morning (the downsides of reading a physical edition, I suppose), so I thought I’d read something that would not take me out of my reading rhythms – I’m bad at reading several things at the same time. Good thing I have a big ass comic backlog that’s not always entirely serious or requires a lot of investment. Hello there, All-Star Section Eight! As an unabashed Ennis (and especially Hitman) fangirl I had mixed feelings going in: I love the crew at Noo I forgot to take “Rebecca” on my commute this morning (the downsides of reading a physical edition, I suppose), so I thought I’d read something that would not take me out of my reading rhythms – I’m bad at reading several things at the same time. Good thing I have a big ass comic backlog that’s not always entirely serious or requires a lot of investment. Hello there, All-Star Section Eight! As an unabashed Ennis (and especially Hitman) fangirl I had mixed feelings going in: I love the crew at Noonan’s, but Sixpack was always my least fave. How was he going to get a whole mini out of it? Ehhh sorta. The best bits were definitely Ennis as usual taking the piss out of DC/comics continuity and trends in general (“Vertigo dark and mature? Half these motherfuckers wear capes!”). I like the idea that editorial doesn’t give enough of a fig about Sixpack that they let Ennis do a non-Elseworlds story that suggests that the whole DC universe is possibly a Creation Dream of the god entity Sidney Speck, so he has to remain soused for all time for the DCU to survive. The actual jokes are hit-and-miss (don’t let Ennis write full-on comedy) but holy fuck did I just about piss myself laughing with the resolution of DA GRAPPLAH storyline. An inessential addition to the Hitman canon, but if you like farts and puke and you forgot your real book I guess?

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jess

    Okay a few years ago DC did a whole bunch of humor miniseries. (Bizarro, Bat-Mite and All-Star Section Eight). Being a big fan of Ennis's run on Hitman way back when, this was the one I was most excited for. And well... this reminded of two things.... 1. Even though Hitman was part of the DCU, the series was at its best when it used DC mythology sparingly. If it made sense to use a DCU character or event, the results were great. Hitman's Final Night Tie In was great. And the issue that guest starr Okay a few years ago DC did a whole bunch of humor miniseries. (Bizarro, Bat-Mite and All-Star Section Eight). Being a big fan of Ennis's run on Hitman way back when, this was the one I was most excited for. And well... this reminded of two things.... 1. Even though Hitman was part of the DCU, the series was at its best when it used DC mythology sparingly. If it made sense to use a DCU character or event, the results were great. Hitman's Final Night Tie In was great. And the issue that guest starred Superman was brilliant. But there were more hits than misses. 2. A lot of the shock for shock sake's humor of the original Hitman don't hold up. The comedy issues were always better as a one to two off between bigger arcs. Not to say this series is terrible. Far from it. For the most part is was very funny. The Green Lantern story is a little weak. However, the Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter and Vertigo story were funny. The Superman story at the end wasn't as funny but it wasn't meant to me. Considering it was Garth Ennis, it was surprisingly poignant.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nate

    Spinning out of Hitman, All-Star Section Eight is another superhero satire by Garth Ennis (with Hitman co-pilot John McCrea), and a pretty damn funny one at that. Six Pack is somehow still alive and wants to get Section Eight back together. He tries to recruit JLA members to fill the last spot while having an existential crisis about what it all means. This book is filled with gross-out gags, potty humor, fourth wall-breaking, and yeah I laughed. The first four issues, each focused on skewering Spinning out of Hitman, All-Star Section Eight is another superhero satire by Garth Ennis (with Hitman co-pilot John McCrea), and a pretty damn funny one at that. Six Pack is somehow still alive and wants to get Section Eight back together. He tries to recruit JLA members to fill the last spot while having an existential crisis about what it all means. This book is filled with gross-out gags, potty humor, fourth wall-breaking, and yeah I laughed. The first four issues, each focused on skewering a different DC hero, are okay, but the fifth is an absolute riot. The Phantom Stranger and Etrigan battle rap. You read that right. The final issue, too, is bizarrely brilliant and even poignant (Ennis being no stranger to poignant endings). So yeah, this was a fun hour spent. Ennis’ humor books are among his least rewarding, and while I wouldn’t call this great or anything, it’s certainly entertaining.

  13. 4 out of 5

    John

    2-3 Stars. Garth Ennis has made it clear that he doesn't like Superheroes (see Hitman and The Boys). Garth Ennis is also someone whose works can be beautific (Preacher, War Stories, Heartland) and then just revel in low-brow shits and giggles. I tend to not like that Garth Ennis. As such, All-Star Section Eight kind of straddles the two--the commentary is generally not overtly clever, but each issues basically teases the the thought and sensibilities of each member of justice league (Batman, Gre 2-3 Stars. Garth Ennis has made it clear that he doesn't like Superheroes (see Hitman and The Boys). Garth Ennis is also someone whose works can be beautific (Preacher, War Stories, Heartland) and then just revel in low-brow shits and giggles. I tend to not like that Garth Ennis. As such, All-Star Section Eight kind of straddles the two--the commentary is generally not overtly clever, but each issues basically teases the the thought and sensibilities of each member of justice league (Batman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, etc.) Except...for Superman. The one who Garth Ennis does unabashedly love. Superman is the concept at its most romantic and noble. Superman is a not important because he's invincible, but because he's an Super Man, who will always do what's right.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Timo

    If this was by somebody else than Ennis, this would be brilliance. But as I expect more from Ennis, this is just so-so. So sick funny bits, more misses but still nice and fluent read. But the main thing for me: John McCrea art after quite awhile. He is one of the best, so grim and funny art. His art should come to my hands more.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tom

    Garth Ennis doesn't like superheroes, so why go back to them? Did he want to just mock them again with some gross jokes? Maybe. But then it turned into something else, where Ennis could maybe express his frustrations with the genre and give it a weird twist. Maybe. It ended better than it started, anyway. Garth Ennis doesn't like superheroes, so why go back to them? Did he want to just mock them again with some gross jokes? Maybe. But then it turned into something else, where Ennis could maybe express his frustrations with the genre and give it a weird twist. Maybe. It ended better than it started, anyway.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ming

    Lots of gross-out humour and meta jokes (Phantom Stranger rapping was pretty hilarious, as was a shameless plug for Ennis & McCrea's Demon series) segue smoothly into meta pathos. Kinda interesting and pretty entertaining. Lots of gross-out humour and meta jokes (Phantom Stranger rapping was pretty hilarious, as was a shameless plug for Ennis & McCrea's Demon series) segue smoothly into meta pathos. Kinda interesting and pretty entertaining.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Angelo

    Pretty typically grubby as you'd expect from Ennis, but it really felt like he was phoning it in a bit. A lot of it is crass for the sake of shock value. But even lazy Ennis can be provocative in the right way. Pretty typically grubby as you'd expect from Ennis, but it really felt like he was phoning it in a bit. A lot of it is crass for the sake of shock value. But even lazy Ennis can be provocative in the right way.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Pochodnia fandomu

    Czuję, że nie powinnam rate'ować tego komiksu, bo zaczynając go czytać doskonale wiedziałam, że czytam go tylko dla Supermana, który pojawił się na samym końcu. Dlatego moja ocena to w części niechęć do komiksu, a w części fakt, że Superman był napisany w miarę spoko. Razem wyszło na "ech". Czuję, że nie powinnam rate'ować tego komiksu, bo zaczynając go czytać doskonale wiedziałam, że czytam go tylko dla Supermana, który pojawił się na samym końcu. Dlatego moja ocena to w części niechęć do komiksu, a w części fakt, że Superman był napisany w miarę spoko. Razem wyszło na "ech".

  19. 4 out of 5

    Adam Šilhan

    Místy vtipné, místy vážné, celkově ale převládá "meh". Místy vtipné, místy vážné, celkově ale převládá "meh".

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jeff

    Some of this is great (particularly when it gets grim), and McCrea's art is A+ throughout, but a lot of the jokes are misses. Some of this is great (particularly when it gets grim), and McCrea's art is A+ throughout, but a lot of the jokes are misses.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ian

    dId YoU kNoW tHaT gArTh EnNiS dOeSn'T lIkE sUpErHeRoEs??????????????? dId YoU kNoW tHaT gArTh EnNiS dOeSn'T lIkE sUpErHeRoEs???????????????

  22. 5 out of 5

    Colin Parfitt

    Equal parts funny, sad and gross.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Will Cooper

    3 and 1/2 stars. Silly and stupid, more from the Hitman section of the DC universe and I'm into it. 3 and 1/2 stars. Silly and stupid, more from the Hitman section of the DC universe and I'm into it.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Stewart

    Oh god... what did I just read?

  25. 4 out of 5

    Spencer

    Typical Garth Ennis irreverence. Probably would have been more enjoyable had I re-visited Hitman.

  26. 4 out of 5

    B

    Were the jokes a little cheap? More than a little. Still it was a fun book with sympathy for underdogs (and some unbecoming hatred of the overdogs.)

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sean Goh

    Batman homage panels, rapping phantom stranger are the highlights of this book of shits and giggles.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Dony Grayman

    Tomo completo de Section Eight, el spin-off de Hitman.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Andy Luke

    Or four stars? Sixpack, an alcoholic, attempts to put together a new superhero team by provoking the A-listers of DC Comics to join him, and so, Ennis sets off on another piss, crap and boke over the supergods and it should maybe be tiresome yet manages innovation, wonder and hearty roaring laughs. McCrea brings together his fine skills of iconic rendering, grotesque malarkey and portrayal of twisted mental and physical delirium and it's sealed. It mostly works. It's a line 'em up and shoot 'em Or four stars? Sixpack, an alcoholic, attempts to put together a new superhero team by provoking the A-listers of DC Comics to join him, and so, Ennis sets off on another piss, crap and boke over the supergods and it should maybe be tiresome yet manages innovation, wonder and hearty roaring laughs. McCrea brings together his fine skills of iconic rendering, grotesque malarkey and portrayal of twisted mental and physical delirium and it's sealed. It mostly works. It's a line 'em up and shoot 'em down which flows beautifully. THere's some padding around the Bueno/Guts sub-plot of Chapters 2-3, though the pay-off is in the wonderfully demented (and quotable) Chapter 4, but it's in #5 where Ennis turns in one of those golden scripts: a musical episode set in the DC Vertigo nether-realms and it's skillful, near-natural, plot relevant. Yeah, this is a fun ride: certainly it soothes those missing Hitman or Dicks, and those yet to discover them. Good job chaps.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Russell Grant

    read the floppy version which means I missed the preview story. This is the problem with DC and Marvel. Why, in a million years, would I think to buy an issue of Harley Quinn or whatever in order to get a special preview story of the new Garth Ennis comic. I am done with supporting these horseshit companies and will no longer buy their monthly comics. Piss on them. This one was simply okay. First half was weak (other than the flat out stealing of Batman art in the first issue) with the second hal read the floppy version which means I missed the preview story. This is the problem with DC and Marvel. Why, in a million years, would I think to buy an issue of Harley Quinn or whatever in order to get a special preview story of the new Garth Ennis comic. I am done with supporting these horseshit companies and will no longer buy their monthly comics. Piss on them. This one was simply okay. First half was weak (other than the flat out stealing of Batman art in the first issue) with the second half not quite being able to make up for it. Ennis is neutered by the DC corporation, and it seems to be as much about Ennis saying goodbye to the endless cycle of superhero comics in general. In which I say good riddance since all of his non-superhero work has been better.

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