Back in July, when it was announced that Gail Simone was leaving Batgirl, there were questions on what she would be doing next. Then, in true Simone style, she posted this not-so-cryptic clue to her twitter feed.
GUYS. The new book is so SECRET that it’s totally SECRET how SECRET this SECRET is about this new book full of SECRET SECRETS. #hint
— Gail Simone (@GailSimone) July 13, 2014
Real subtle, right?
So it comes as no surprise that DC is reviving the Secret Six, but that doesn’t mean it will be the same Secret Six as it’s previous incarnation. As a matter of fact, Simone is only willing to divulge the identities of two of the members so far, fan favorite Catman , and teen goth Black Alice.
What is known about the rest of the team is a little less certain. According to Simone we aren’t strictly dealing with heroes, nor villains, instead,
… the book lives in the gray area between, with “private detectives, mercenaries, bounty hunters, failed heroes”…”
Besides that, we don’t know much more about the team.
We do know how this team of…uhm…Secreteers(?) comes together, though. The book, which hits, December 3rd, opens with six strangers locked in a room together, with no idea of how they got there, and Simone says
They instantly do not like each other, and they instantly do not get along with each other
The only other real fact we have is regarding Catman, whose sexuality was revealed after the series ended, and about whom Simone had this to say about on her tumblr
When asked if this was still the case, Simone says yes, and expanded with
“You’re going to see right away kind of what Catman’s about. I don’t want to reveal too much just because it is part of his character and part of his story to unfold these things through the story.”
Gail Simone will be at the Baltimore Comic-Con this coming weekend, so if you do see her hanging out at the Dynamite booth (for whom she writes the phenomenal Red Sonya) make sure to ask her about the new Secret Six. But don’t be disappointed if her lips are sealed on this book. What else could you expect from the writer of the most secretive book in the New 52?