Final Crisis #7

Final Crisis #7

Event\Storyline: Final Crisis Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 28, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14
7.1Critic Rating
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The dramatic finale to the epic, seven-part saga of the DC multiverse concludes with an apocalyptic battle for the soul of humanity that must be seen to be believed! Can the heroes of 52 Earths save the multiverse? And is the only way to save it, to change it forever?

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Feb 1, 2009

    Hopefully this series will signal the advent of a publishing strategy for DC that will be more experimental, more open to the possibilities offered by the medium of comics, and more willing to push the boundaries of the medium rather than endlessly recycling the same tired old ideas every month. I applaud the company for taking such creative risks with such a high-profile series, and I can only hope that Final Crisis will be a model that is followed for "event" comics to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Feb 1, 2009

    Id say that Final Crisis is the epitome of Morrisons DC work. A grand symphony of tunes strange and familiar, yet not quite familiar; melodies played on instruments refurbished and refashioned. Its not Top 40, but it is Pop. Its just Morrisons idea of what Pop should be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Feb 14, 2009

    Is this the greatest comic ever written? No. Will rereading the series make you like it more? Debatable. But I imagine many will have a newfound appreciation for the craft and what Morrison was trying to accomplish with it afterwards, regardless of whether they end up liking it more or not. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 29, 2009

    Let's hope DC is the better for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Jan 28, 2009

    It's remarkable that DC set aside all this room, pushed so much stuff out of the way, just to let Grant Morrison tell a story about how awesome human beings are. But god bless them. I'm sure they've caught quite a bit of flack for it, and perhaps it was disingenuous to claim that a fundamentally simple, sad and sweet story about hope in the face of complete despair would somehow end up in the same vein as "Invasion!" or "Zero Hour." Really, "Final Crisis", in the space of its own text, corporate hyperbole aside, never claimed to be anything more than what it ended up as: a story with a happy ending about what it takes to get one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 28, 2009

    Ultimately, "Final Crisis" is one hell of a read. It may not be the "event comic" that people expected or wanted, but that's only because Grant Morrison decided to give us something better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kyle Garret Feb 1, 2009

    I enjoyed Final Crisis as a whole. Honestly, it was worth it just for the creation of Earth-Kirby (aka Earth-51). But the final issue didnt hold to the standards of the first six, and that was something of a disappointment. Still, it was a heck of a ride, and I dont think Ive ever been so excited to go to the comics shop on Wednesday. That, in and of itself, is pretty amazing. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 28, 2009

    Morrison has done some amazing things with Final Crisis. It serves as his ultimate statement about heroism in the DCU and the very nature of the universe and storytelling. His ambition has been amazing to witness, but too rarely has it been tempered by basic rules of narrative storytelling. Thanks both to Morrison's questionable storytelling decisions and the wonky art, Final Crisis will always be a diminished work of greatness. It's painful sometimes to think of what could have been, but it's equally painful to think that this epic saga has come to a close. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Feb 1, 2009

    Where we go from here is a different story, but Im not going to judge this series based upon that. Id rather enjoy this final chapter for what it was: an ending that will hopefully make just as much sense in time as the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jan 30, 2009

    Final Crisis #7 was an issue that will not win over critics of the first six issues of Final Crisis. Nor will Final Crisis #7 disappoint fans of the first six issues of Final Crisis. I found that Final Crisis did not give an ending that was satisfying enough compared to the previous two Crisis events. The first Crisis took away the Multiverse. The second Crisis brought back the Multiverse. On the other hand, Final Crisis only made modest tweaks to the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G Jan 28, 2009

    I think the biggest setback of this issue (and this series, for that matter) comes when Morrison focuses to much on cool ideas by sacrificing solid story telling. Perhaps the most damming conclusion I'm forced to say about this comic is that it is un-recommendable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 28, 2009

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice... well, your sales are going to drop after that one. Much like Marvel's Secret Invasion, I think many readers are going to feel jaded over Final Crisis to the point they aren't going to buy into the major event titles much longer. Final Crisis #7 is an interesting read to say the least, and while it does take multiple readings to get the timeline right and figure out what exactly is going on, it isn't the worst thing I've ever read. Final Crisis #7 gets 3 out of 5 Stars, which is high praise coming from me. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jan 28, 2009

    On some level, I have to respect Grant Morrison for using the prototypical "comic book event" to sell something like this. It blatantly refuses to adhere to the established rules that have proved to work for 25 years and tries something different altogether. In an honest moment, I'll admit that counts for something; a noteworthy misstep is better than a story that doesn't even attempt to break new ground any day. But Final Crisis #7 is still a misstep all the same, and with its intentionally confusing, overstuffed script, I find it hard to believe anyone but the most devout Morrison fans will be tossing around hyperbolic terms like "work of unfettered genius" in regards to this issue anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Feb 9, 2009

    This comic book was a horrible ending to a mediocre at best crossover. While Final Crisis had it's high points and it's good moments, I'll remember it as being as bad, if not worse than Secret Invasion, and that's saying something. I kind of get the feeling that Grant was writing this comic for a group of maybe 10 people, while the rest of us are just left shrugging our shoulders saying, "What the hell did I just read?". Read Full Review

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