Black Canary #7

Writer: Brenden Fletcher Artist: Annie Wu Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 14
7.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

It's the deafening finale of the band's debut tour! Dinah will have to scream louder than she ever has loud that the walls of reality will crumble! It's gonna get crazy, folks.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Emma Houxbois Jan 27, 2016

    Of course that isnt strictly true, since we have our imaginations to fill in everything from the sound of his voice to a canary cry or Dittos strumming, but it does sharply highlight the scope of the threat that The Quietus poses. The death of sound, to Kurt, is the death of imagination, which to him is the beginning of creation. So the revelation of Dittos nature is also the revelation of what the comic has been about and how its created. Turning sound into matter. Making it matter. Ha. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Jan 29, 2016

    “Black Canary” #7 is a comic where every creator involved is at the absolute top of their game to bring a amp-breaking, roof-exploding, face-melting finale to a killer first arc that reinvents a character in a way that allows for an entirely unique exploration of their abilities. Fletcher, Wu and Loughridge have brought Dinah Lane to the forefront of the DC Universe in a way that has never really been accomplished in the past by focusing on what makes her unique as a sound-based character in a visual medium. Teaming that take with artists that know exactly how to break the rules just enough to make a sound-based conflict visually engaging and you have, for the first time in a long time, a comic that perfectly encapsulates what it's like to be a punk rock superhero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gary Moloney Jan 27, 2016

    Black Canary is quite unlike any comic I have ever read. It combines a love of music and superhero to create a series that uses our cultural understanding of both to give us spell-binding character development and bewitching art. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Madison Jan 27, 2016

    Black Canary is a fun comic to read, and will hopefully continue in this punk but enjoyable direction in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Jan 25, 2016

    Black Canary wraps its first arc and quickly established itself as one of DC's top books out. The narrative gets a little wonky, but is still effective and Wu just does the damn thing as usual and carries large sections of this book. A fitting end to the first arc, and promises to show us a lot more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jan 28, 2016

    Wu should be commended for a great execution in this issue, but if a few pages had managed to convey sound even better, it may have been something more than "just" a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 26, 2016

    Black Canary has cemented itself over the last seven issues as one of the brightest, boldest and most original books currently on sale from DC Comics, and with an almost painfully tantalising cliffhanger, there's absolutely zero doubt that I'll be picking this one up once the next arc kicks off. I'd strongly advise you to do the same, and if you haven't got on board yet, make sure to grab the first trade when it hits shelves on March 2nd. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - murrakmr Jan 27, 2016

    While this book may have slowly teased you into its world, there's no doubt that its finale and final climax in issue 7, deliver everything you could hope for. The mixture of superheroics and rock isn't exactly new but the creative team here have taken that model and still find something new and intriguing to do with it. It's different, it's fun, it's creepy and weird and wonderful and will reward your curiosity with a blockbuster finish and the promise of more goodies to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 29, 2016

    "Black Canary" #7 is a fun, inventive way to take a traditional battle between a superhero and a monster and deliver it to the reader in a less-than-traditional manner. Fletcher and Wu have enjoyed playing around with format in "Black Canary" (the earlier issues' blog posts were surprisingly fun, for example), and this issue is no exception. Here's to the next "Black Canary" tour; I know I'll be wanting some more front row tickets next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Feb 3, 2016

    If you're someone who likes a lot of dialogue and sound effects in comics, you might not like this. A good portion of the book relies on the art which I think is fantastic. Everything you need is given to you through action, facial expressions and page layout. It is really incredible. Unfortunately, this means there is a lot of dialogue at the beginning and the end of the issue which is somewhat tedious. There are rumors that this book might get cancelled in a couple of months but I really hope not because this is always one of the books I look forward to the most. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 27, 2016

    The first half of the book is given over to many wordballoons as we get the infodump to end all infodumps: virtually the entire plotis revealed and most mysteries revealed in about nine pages. I find thisannoying because it seems like we spent six issues dicking around for noreason. The second half of this issue is a sonic battle that is rendered sowell by Annie Wu that I couldn't get enough of it. So this issue is a tough oneto rate. Overall, despite my snit over getting so much exposition in one spot,at least there's some payoff and it wraps up to be a pretty entertaining issue.So you could give or take a half a point here, depending on your personalcrankiness. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Pop Break - Marisa Carpico Jan 27, 2016

    However, just because it doesn't quite stick the landing doesn't mean this first arc of Black Canary wasn't great. It's actually one of the best debuts of the last few years. Even if Dinah's future doesn't include any more concerts, readers can rest easy knowing that Fletcher and Wu will surely make it worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 1, 2016

    While the plotting could use a tune-up, there's something electric to the artwork in Black Canary, which keeps this book going even when the silent sequences feel a little hollow. Music, more than anything else, is about rhythm and pacing, and a better division of exposition would have done wonders to keeping this issue moving. Still, the premise and art of Black Canary are undeniably exciting, and that makes this issue one that's worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Jan 28, 2016

    Closing Thoughts: It's better than last issue, but I'm not exactly thrilled with this series right now. I hope next issue serves as a refresher for this series, and gets it back on track. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jan 27, 2016

    Black Canary #7 in theory is an enjoyable and fine finale to end the first arc of the series. It wraps up almost everything and leaves off on an interesting note to hook the readers into staying around for a while longer. However, the execution and the rushed nature of how matters ended resulted in problems that took away from the ending. While there are still plenty of things to remain interested in and see what happens in the future, the issue doesn't measure up to the preceding ones that came before. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jan 27, 2016

    Black Canary #7 acts as the culmination of Fletcher's first story arc on the character. He relaunched the book over the summer, completely re-imagined the character, and has been building to this issue since the beginning. All of the set up leads to this, and honestly, it's kind of a let down. The issue feels rushed and overstuffed " almost as if it should have spanned multiple issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jan 31, 2016

    Black Canary continues to be brought down by this band gimmick, and it's something that I can't wait to see go away. When it's presented as a layer of Dinah, it works well. When it consumes her character, the story falls flat. If you've loved this arc, then I'd recommend you grab this issue. If you haven't been fond of the band element, I recommend you save your money and wait until next month to pick up this book. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jan 27, 2016

    My hope is that if Black Canary continues to have comic book adventures throughout 2016, a new creative team brings a new direction sometime soon. You can't entirely disagree with my saying synergizing withArrowwould be of great benefit. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 28, 2016

    Sadly, this amazing artwork does little to hide the overly complicated and rushed story. This comic – and indeed this series – are a tale full of Sound and Fury, signifying nothing. The only reason I'm planning to pick up next month's issue is out of a half-hearted hope that the mysterious white-clad blonde ninja chasing after Dinah (the one mystery not yet explained) will turn out to be her long lost sister Sara. Read Full Review

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