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A Justice Leaguer Makes Their Return in SECRET SIX #3

Someone returned to the DCU this week and flew under the radar.

SECRET SIX #3 came out this week and while the team is still getting used to each other and trying to live with one another, and find out who kidnapped them and locked them in a box, something big was revealed at the end of this week's issue. It turns out someone isn't who they say they are and we actually get to see the return of a pretty big character we haven't seen since before FLASHPOINT, as well as who was behind their kidnapping.

Warning: There's some spoilers blow.

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Out of everyone in this group, there's been one character who has stuck out and the readers couldn't make heads or tails of him. Who is Big Shot AKA Mr Wells? The Secret Six hasn't given a lot of information about this character other than he can grow in size, which comes in handy when he fights. However, a lot of the mystery is "who is Mockingbird and what do they want with the Secret Six?"

In SECRET SIX #3, two big moments were revealed. But let's break it all down before we get into the big reveal.

During a scene where Big Shot and Black Alice are having a chat with each other, Alice discovers a picture of a woman. Big Shot explains that's his "forever girl," and she died on Big Shot quite a while ago. While it seems like a quick, passing moment, where we get to know Big Shot and Black Alice a little bit better, in a quiet setting, something isn't sitting right.

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As the issue moves forward, Catman and crew get into a fight with a police officer who is beating on his dog and the group discusses getting their revenge on Mockingbird, who had them locked up in the first two issues.

Big Shot walks away and there's two huge reveals right in the final three panels, letting the reader know who Big Shot truly is and who was behind their kidnapping.

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Not only is The Riddler actually Mockingbird and behind this group, but it turns out the Big Shot is actually Ralph Dibney. That's right, Big Shot is Elongated Man, who has not appeared in a current continuity DC book since the reboot a few years back, not counting CONVERGENCE.

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Now that we know who Big Shot is, we know his wife was Sue, and as we saw in this issue, she's no longer with us. Sue died the Pre-Flashpoint DCU during Identity Crisis. Does that mean Identity Crisis happened in the New 52 or did Sue die another way? Regardless, the big thing to focus on is that Elongated Man is back, and he's undercover. Even bigger, he's working for The Riddler, who had the Secret Six locked up. What's the end game here? We'll have to keep reading SECRET SIX to find out.

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You guys post articles on weekends? Good stuff. I liked this issue.

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Great issue. Totally didn't see that twist coming.

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Much like the Hawkeye books, the delays in this title have absolutely killed any forward momentum for this book. I'm honestly not sure if the book can recover from a 3/4 month delay so soon in the publishing schedule.

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Was actually surprised not more sites reported this. Believe the only one I have seen is Bleedingcool.

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I couldn't finish this book, it was sooo boring for me. Nice I got the reveal here tho, lol.

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woot, Elongated Man is one of my faves. ...well, back on Earth Prime. Lord knows how he'll be imagined in Prime Earth/Earth-0...

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I didn't even catch that....good thing you guys pointed it out

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Much like the Hawkeye books, the delays in this title have absolutely killed any forward momentum for this book. I'm honestly not sure if the book can recover from a 3/4 month delay so soon in the publishing schedule.

There hasn't been any delays. They took a month off because they opted out of Convergence.

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It has been actually confirmed that this guy is New 52 Elongated Man?

Because Elongated Man's name was Ralph DIBNY, not DIBNEY. Maybe it's not him.

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I enjoy the first issue but after that was corny

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I enjoy the first issue but after that....

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It has been actually confirmed that this guy is New 52 Elongated Man?

Because Elongated Man's name was Ralph DIBNY, not DIBNEY. Maybe it's not him.

Yeah, unless they added an E to last name, this isn't Ralph. It doesn't even look anything like him and why would Ralph work with Riddler? I dunno, I didn't think it was Ralph and still don't.

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@kidchipotle: Different continuity. Why would Superman work with Lex Luthor?

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I couldn't finish this book, it was sooo boring for me. Nice I got the reveal here tho, lol.

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Hmm.. This identifiy reveal could be something.

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Great issue.

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I hope he's disguised as well cuz he looks like crap

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@kidchipotle: Different continuity. Why would Superman work with Lex Luthor?

Superman has worked with Lex Luthor in multiple continuities...

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1. I really hope that's not Ralph

2. I really really hope Identity Crisis didn't happen in this continuity

@csguterres said:

It has been actually confirmed that this guy is New 52 Elongated Man?

Because Elongated Man's name was Ralph DIBNY, not DIBNEY. Maybe it's not him.

Yeah, unless they added an E to last name, this isn't Ralph. It doesn't even look anything like him and why would Ralph work with Riddler? I dunno, I didn't think it was Ralph and still don't.

I really hope you're right

( I really hope I learn to expand my vocabulary)

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Haha, it would be funny if it's him. I honestly have no problem with this being elongated man, as long as we get the normal plastic man, cause tbh, 1 stretch-man is enough.

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@kidchipotle: Writers are always screwing up Elongated Man's name. I remember in Starman, James Robinson would often refer to him as Ralph Digby.

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@jonny_anonymous: No you're wrong. It was delayed a ton of times even before Convergence.

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*sigh* great Plasticman's inferior butthole clone is back

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i didn't know elongated man had shapeshifting powers.

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@cloakx14: he didn't back in the day. At this point were just hoping he has them now and that this isn't his new look

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@cloakx14: he didn't back in the day. At this point were just hoping he has them now and that this isn't his new look

I would actually be sad if that were true, I like Big Shot as Big Shot.

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since the 7 of them were abducted because one of them killed an innocent woman, I wonder if it is about Sue...

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@raggedscarecrow said:

Much like the Hawkeye books, the delays in this title have absolutely killed any forward momentum for this book. I'm honestly not sure if the book can recover from a 3/4 month delay so soon in the publishing schedule.

There hasn't been any delays. They took a month off because they opted out of Convergence.

Convergence ran through April and May. Secret Six #2 was released on February 11th. Even if we discount the Convergence months we're still left with all of March and most of June. Don't get me wrong, I like the book, I'm just not sure the 4-month break between issues 2 and 3 will help the title's longevity.

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RIP Sue Dibney

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Big reveals this issue and I'm a lot more excited about Secret Six now!!

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"Becareful what you wish for" To date every character I had wished to reappear in the New 52 Universe has been a huge disappoint ( Wally West,Ted Kord, Donna Troy, etc) I can only hope this ISN'T Ralph

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I'm giving this series a chance but I think it really needs to step up a gear. There are moments of it I enjoy but it's just not the same.

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WHATTT!!??!?!

Mind blown

ANywy loved this isssue

~MiB

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@mrfuzzynutz: Ted Chord hasn't even done anything, and Wally/Donna haven't even become sidekicks yet.

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This series has been just ok to me. Is this just a mini for now or is it set to be ongoing? Any help would be great!

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i have been waiting for this moment for four years thanks you Gail