Action 612 – Green Lantern vs Mind Games, the Secret Six and Deadman end, Catwoman on the run, and Black Canary takes a shower
The Secret Six get the cover of Action 612, as their series pauses for a break.
David and Smith send Green Lantern round the bend in this story, as Mind Games takes control of him, and has him try to kill a policeman.
The woman from the modelling agency shows Arisia a spread of Kory Anders, a successful model, whom no one seems to realize is Starfire. It does make sense that, in the DC universe, the alien look is hot.
Mind Games uses a machine to send his beams of madness throughout the city. Hal and Arisia both have to fight for their lives. Lanterns destroys the machine and confronts Mind Games, who is a midget. Hal is quite arrogant and casual in this encounter. Not wise. Mind Games powers are innate, simply boosted and aimed by the machine.
Pasko and Spiegle sort of wind up the Secret Six storyline in this issue. It stops, at any rate, coming back down the road. Yet another person breaks into the groups base, the old waiter who worked for Carlo and raised Rafael. He tells the new group more about the old group, and their deaths.
Washington takes an interest in the deaths of the original Secret Six, primarily August Dumont, who was a government agent.
Baron, Jurgens and DeZuniga bring the Deadman serial to an ending that actually resolves everything, astoundingly.
Talaoc returns, with the spirits of the other ancient aliens. The devil is also back, and in Major Kasaba’s body.
But this supposed devil is really just another of the ancient aliens. Deadman uses the sci-fi gun to get it out of Kasaba’s body, and into another glass tube. Talaoc loads him onto the spaceship, to take him back to ehir home planet.
Deadman returns in a little while.
The Showcase run of Catwoman, by Newell, Kitson and Patterson continues.
Selina is aided by a cop who has known her since her prostitute days, but she will not allow him to take her in “for her own protection.”
Selina heads to New Jersey, and finds that Holly opened the gift, against Selina’s instructions. Her husband also saw the present, and went out.
The place explodes.
Wright, DuBurke and Marcos seem to take delight in making this Black Canary story confusing.
Canary gets some help and some information from Doug Vallines.
But the story closes on a completely different Doug Vallines. Hah! Gotcha! Thought you had some idea what was going on, didn’t you, silly reader!
Between the Dougs there is an effective passage with Dinah taking a shower, as a mysterious man enters the room. It’s Oliver, and the suspense scene turns into a make-out one. But it works well.