Heroes In Crisis #7

Writer: Tom King Artist: Clay Mann Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 30 User Reviews: 67
6.6Critic Rating
4.9User Rating

The Trinity may have uncovered the true killer responsible for the deaths at Sanctuary, but the artificial intelligence that ran the institution is the one thing standing between them and the culprit. Now Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must face off with their own creation-and face the consequences for what they created. Also, as the truth is uncovered, Booster and Harley go from being enemies to allies.

  • 10
    Comic Book Legion - Kevin Vilim Mar 27, 2019

    Tom King is taking his time and telling the story he wants to tell. This issue provides a lot of insight into where his story is headed. He's taking heroes that are underappreciated and putting them in the spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 27, 2019

    The art is also amazing from start to finish and the differing art styles blend together seamlessly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Kelly OneShot Mar 27, 2019

    Ultimately this issue serves as a bridge between what we already know and what we're all about to find out, as we see all the chess pieces moving into place for the final two issues in what looks to be a very exciting end to an interesting story that has sent shock waves through the DC Comics fandom and the DC Comics Universe. I for one can't wait to race to that final line faster than the Fastest Man Alive, which is Wally West! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Michael Fromm Mar 27, 2019

    The story presses forward, but it only adds to the pile of questions that need to be answered before this series wraps up. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Mar 27, 2019

    Heroes in Crisis #7 is definitely an issue for those who started at the beginning, with a complicated, convoluted plot and series of events beginning to knit themselves into something approaching coherency. If you've come to this issue first " STOP, GO BACK to issue 1. Otherwise, admire the art because it is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 27, 2019

    Heroes in Crisis #7 raises intriguing new questions and even lets a little light into this dark story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Mar 27, 2019

    Exciting and decidedly excellent! Heroes In Crisis continues to be one of the best books on shelves to date! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Mar 27, 2019

    Heroes in Crisis is slowly moving towards the finish line, but with only two issues left, there's a lot riding on how the big can stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charlie Ashby Mar 27, 2019

    Overall, this is an interesting issue with some absolutely gorgeous colors and artwork, funny moments and a lot of Wally West. However, fans looking for a definitive answer still have an issue or two to get before we get that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 27, 2019

    Heroes in Crisis continues to be one of the most frustrating series in the DC stable, because even when I disagree massively with the direction it's taking with characters, I still have to admire the quality of storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Mar 27, 2019

    There are only two issues left now, and I'm more desperate for answers than ever. Page 23 is killer! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 27, 2019

    The issue gets back to basics in some ways exploring the emotional issues these three characters have due to their heroic nature and at the same time drives the murder mystery story. If only every issue was like this, the series would stand out more than it has and possibly have avoided its ups and downs in quality and focus. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Mar 27, 2019

    Fornes arrival is a delight. Morey works beautifully with him, Moore and Mann to deliver a visually gorgeous issue, crackling with Cowles' great lettering. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Mar 29, 2019

    King and his art team start down the home stretch of Heroes in Crisis on an upbeat and weirdly inventive note, though dark lightning flickers on the horizon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 30, 2019

    The new issue focuses on the mystery and the solving of that mystery, making for a much stronger issue than when King and Co. try to be all metaphysical and poetical. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 27, 2019

    Heroes in Crisis #7 might have led to a frustrating reveal, but at least the story felt like it had some significant progression. King is banking a lot on the final few issues. Hopefully, he can deliver a conclusion worthy of this extended build-up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Mar 27, 2019

    As the antepenultimate issue of the series, Heroes in Crisis #7 remains an event that I appreciate more for the trees than the forest. And I'm more curious than anything to see how the end unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Apr 23, 2019

    Just another step closing in solving this crime drama. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Comic Watch - John Jack Mar 29, 2019

    Why did I agree to this? The art props up the score of this series so thoroughly, it's attractive nonsense. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 27, 2019

    Despite my feelings on the overall pace of this series, this book ironically feels rushed. This feeling isn't helped by the art by committee that occurs, especially given as the artists are dramatically different. The dialogue, as mentioned, feels rushed to the point of caricature which helps neither the characters nor, perhaps more importantly, the readers perception of them. With the final two issues coming up soon, I truly hope that King and Co. can rescue this book from potentially putting Readers in Crisis. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Sequential Planet - Matthew Dillon Mar 27, 2019

    The series veers wildly between getting better and getting worse but at least it's almost over. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 28, 2019

    I'll admit it " this issue of Heroes in Crisis left me cold. It's not to say that Clay Mann, Travis Moore and Jorge Fornes don't acquit themselves nicely with the art, but writer Tom King's script can't help but feel a little too scattered for my tastes, particularly since he's running out of time to stick the landing on his grisly murder mystery. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Mar 31, 2019

    This issue borders somewhere between okay and bad. It has its moments. I had fun with Batgirl and there are some good jokes. But I am not invested in the plot at all and even if I was, it is moving at a snail's pace. The art is good but it's not enough for me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Mar 27, 2019

    Once again, Heroes in Crisis leaves us to question whether this run is a complicated narrative that will be fully realized once the last chapter hits stands, or if this is just another one of Tom King's convoluted attempts at grandeur. Either way, this title is moving at a snail's pace while also moving too quickly. There are plenty of "moments" throughout this issue, but none of them feel that relevant due to their execution. Also, the "reveal" that was promised is anything but that. As much as I want to like this book, it's starting to appear as though it will be more like an event comic that bridges one status quo to another rather than serving as a strong, independent story. If that's your cup of tea, great. Personally, I'd rather have a well-written, well-thought, story" Heroes in Crisis is not that. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Mar 28, 2019

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  • 4.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Mar 28, 2019

    Final Verdict: 4.5 – Let's just Flash-forward to the last issue… Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Comicsverse - Nicole Herviou Mar 27, 2019

    It's not good, kids. Though there are some interesting character moments, they're outweighed by bad ones. The story is coming to an end, but it's harder to be invested with each issue. The saving grace is the art. It's truly incredible and moving. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Mar 27, 2019

    If you hate superheroes, DC Comics characters, and comic books, then this series is for you. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Unknown Mar 27, 2019

    If you hate superheroes, DC Comics characters, and comic books, then this series is for you. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Mar 27, 2019

    I'm sure there's an audience for this book but it isn't clicking for me in any way. The art is visually pleasing but it doesn't do much in the way of storytelling or accurately delivering on what the plot is. It's painfully unfunny and very clunky. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    myconius Mar 27, 2019

    (((((((SPOILER ALERT)))))))
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    i know who the killer is!!

    it's Tom King.

    he's killed this series, and he wants to kill the DCU.

    the art was really nice, but what's the point if it's for trash writing?

  • 1.0
    Hi! I'm TP Mar 27, 2019

    It feels a bit like Tom King does not like HiC. Like he got bored/tired of it after #2. I don't want to spoil anything here but the dialogue is becoming even more inconsistent and there are huge gaps in characterization. Perhaps this is all an A.I simulation and the inconsistency are the glitches (but probably not since King was asked and this is not the case here).
    As for the twist or twists... everything was spoiled months ago.
    Who spoiled the whole plot? There is no way this wasn't leaked from someone at DC, perhaps someone (editors? other writers?) who disagreed with it. Was the leaked Ivy cover an inside job too?
    The book gets a 3 because after months, the plot moves forward just a tiny bit.
    Tom King is a more

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  • 3.0
    gusresm Mar 27, 2019

    Overall, terrible issue. HiC probably is the worst comic Tom King has ever written: bad dialogue, terrible characterization, slow pace and plot twists that don’t make sense plague the whole narrative. Every Batman and flash scene is atrocious.
    The art is good but the styles of the guest artists don’t complement Mann style.

    The worst problem is, of course, the revelation of the killer. How much must Wally endure? I don’t really see the point of any os this...

  • 4.5
    waltgator93 Mar 27, 2019

    Boy does King love the nine panels, of only he was good at it. The dialogue seems off as well as the art. Still confused on what Wally is talking about for half of his dialogue.

  • 4.0
    Dispatchdcu Mar 27, 2019

    This 4 is for art. All art.

    I am lost. I have no idea who the killer really is. The characters are whacked out and comedic. Batgirl is working with Harley who I guess has never had her own story before according to King. Either has Blue Beetle, or any of them according to King.

    Superman is on the cover screaming and isn’t in the issue at all. Maybe Gorilla Grodd will be on the next cover?

    This crisis has turned into a joke, literally. The main characters are joking about their misfit name. People have died and their joking.

    The series is 7 issues in and we know NOTHING. Two issues left to wrap this puppy up. 40ish pages to explain everything.... well really like 360 since he can over use is more

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  • 2.5
    Nihilist Mar 27, 2019

    Look at the cover - even Superman, one of the most patient, calm, down to earth, understanding and compassionate people in the multiverse, is sick of this shit. So are we, Clark, o are we.

    The comic, to nobody's surprise at this point, is terrible. Issues #1 and #2 may have been very negative surprises, or slaps in our faces if you prefer, but the longer this event goes, the more obvious it should be to everybody, it's an utter, irredeemable disaster.
    I don't even know where to begin - the story is terrible, dialogues are probably even worse, everyone acts like anyone but themselves (oh, I'm sorry, Harley has shown she has good heart - something we knew since her Paul Dini's days, but what was later bastardized with New 52). more

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  • 10
    Andrea D’Alò Mar 27, 2019

    The story takes a huge step forward and it does it good, King continues to write a story about the people behind the masks but without leaving out all the superhero stuff.
    The art is amazing.
    Nothing more to say.
    Read it.

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  • 7.0
    mynameisraj Mar 26, 2019

    This Barry and Bruce don't seem like the ones in the crossover.

    I need more from this issue though.

    It was nice to see that Wally's connection to the speed force can jump-start life I'm genuinely tired of Harley, in general I mean.

    Pieces are coming together but this felt VERY short. I know King can stick the landing but the road has been bumpy.

  • 5.5
    MKW69 Mar 27, 2019

    Parts with Wally were fine, but they really feel like a punch to people who thought that Wally was symbol of hope. It could work, at the beginning of Rebirth, not now.

  • 4.5
    JordanT4021 Mar 27, 2019

    I thought once the characters in this story were dead, they wouldn’t be coming back? I guess being reborn is a different ballpark in that case.

    While I’m ecstatic that Ivy is back on the playing field, you can’t help but think: what was the point of her arc? It literally served no purpose.

    Thank our green gods this series ends in two months. The butchery has gone on for too long.

  • 3.5
    Darkseid24 Mar 27, 2019

    This comic is a mess& it’s only 2 issues left& still the plot hasn‘t moved forward. The dialogue is awful just like always. Are editors sleeping in DC or why is such a bad dialogue getting approved?
    So Wally suddenly can bring people back from the dead? I don’t buy it. It’s good to see Ivy back, but what’s the point in killing her, if she gets revived in the very same story? Harley also is terribly portrayed as the crazy, but yet empathetic character. It once again gets ignored that she enjoyed killing people. And there’s no reason at all, why Batgirl should treat her as a friend. Again Harley has killed so many innocent people. No matter what timeline, she’s to blame for her crimes not Joker, so it makes zero sense for B more

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  • 3.0
    nec Mar 27, 2019

    I can't believe that the guy that wrote vision and mister miracle is the same guy writing HiC. This issue is terrible. The dialogue continues to be juvenile, seriously why does every character have to insert like into every sentence. Also the transition from Mann's highly detailed art to a more cartoonish style doesn't work.

  • 2.5
    Talon1load Mar 27, 2019

    2.5 and that’s for the art. I feel like we say they same stuff every issue. Poor characterization, the plot hasn’t moved, still pretty much nothing has been answered, shitty dialogue, you know, same as always for King. How he gets paid for this, I’ll never understand. If you haven’t already paid money for this, don’t. It’s just not worth it.

  • 2.0
    RBL Mar 27, 2019

    I’ll make this incredibly brief because this title does not deserve any thought put into it. This is garbage. Don’t buy it, don’t read it.

    My head hurts after reading it, this is so bad.

    There goes Wally and Batgirl, Ted Kord reduced to a bit part. Booster Gold reduced to a “living joke” and a Harley that’s more annoying than ever. This should just end.

    The real “Crisis” of Heroes in Crisis is the writing.

  • 1.0
    ryaleus Mar 27, 2019

    It sucked.

  • 1.0
    Batmanchuria Mar 28, 2019

    The biggest problem that I see from this book as that it may not even have any significant impact on the main continuity of this universe (whereas most events do). Rather, it might just result in one or two characters getting spin-off material, and maybe a follow up title from King, which would, in turn, reveal this series to be one great big vehicle for yet another unremarkable book (not unlike Metal, which turned out to be a glorified prelude to Justice League). Furthermore, these issues, month after month, continue to sully both its own title and the credibility of Tom King, from the baffling ineptitude of some characters to the downright deplorable indifference of others, to the point where they're no longer polarizing, but straight-up more

  • 9.0
    axdn Mar 27, 2019

    Can't wait for next issue!

  • 7.0
    Linkush Mar 27, 2019


    Much better than the last issue. The story actually progressed this time around and everything is starting to fall in place.
    However, even tho the story progressed I'm not really amazed by it and I still have my worries because the next issue is supposed to be the end for this event so I doubt the story is going to get much better.

    Art, as usual, except for some panels, was great.

  • 4.0
    Afre Mar 27, 2019

    Like what.

    You know the drill, art is nice, yes.

    And the summary is full of crap and now, so is the cover? King really ups his game.

    But again, nothing happens. That's not anything new, but this time, I wasn't angry after this issue. Just confused. Why is Babs bff with Hartley now? Maybe if I reread HiC, I might remember, but I don't care enough.

    I'm confused, but enough to be actually mad about this. This is the first issue where the dialogue wasn't totally off for me, just okay. Wally stuff is confusing, I think King has no idea where to focus here. This feels like Wally West -story, but at the same time, it doesn't at all.

    I mean, this Hartley-Booster-Batgirl-Blue-Beetle -combo is no more

  • 1.5
    YourGreenMuse Mar 28, 2019

    Well, I'm just done. The execution here is so bad. I hate it. Kill me.

  • 1.0
    ohhaimark Mar 29, 2019


    -Under normal circumstances, I would be excited to see some kind of reveal about Wally, but considering it took seven issue to get there, no, I'm not going to consider that good.

    THE BAD:

    -I used to like this series, love it even, but it's gone from masterpiece to tragedy for me at least. Maybe it never was a masterpiece.

    -This is inexcusable. Has Tom King stopped trying? This issue seemed to prove so.

    -The dialogue was B-A-D bad. Like bad bad. Really really bad. I cannot express how bad this dialogue is. Hey! That kinda sounded like a piece of dialogue from a Tom King comic!

    -Wally's therapy sessions were just… No. No no no no no no no no. No.

    -The more

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  • 7.5
    GTMedia Reviews Mar 31, 2019

    It took about 5 issues but we have finally got some story progression in this issue. 

    If there ever was a case to be made against decompressed storytelling in comics, Heroes in Crisis would be the sterling example. Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Booster Gold, and Blue Beetle stop fighting and resolve to find Wally West (Flash) as it seems he may not be dead after all. 

    While this is happening Batman and Barry Allen seek to find Wally in their own way. By the end of the issue, they get a bead on Harley and Boosters location and we get a cliffhanger that may or not be relevant in the next issue. 

    This issue isn't particularly great but I'm willing to give it a mulligan. With 2 issues left, I'm not sure if I'm more more

  • 6.0
    mrDovydas Apr 6, 2019

    Yeah... this is too slow and some of the dialogues are just...painful. This will read a lot better in a collected edition, though. The ending left me a bit excited, so I'm not giving up on this.

  • 4.5
    egon244 Apr 1, 2019

    "Yeah. Booster"

    It's been almost a week, barely anyone will read this, so I'll try to keep this brief.

    I felt like Booster after his shield broke down when I was reading this issue. #@$@ @$%# @#$$. Just where in the heck is this thing going?

    Art was good, except for Batman and Flash parts, it was very good. And Bats sounded here more like Reed Richards that himself. Is Batman really someone who would argue about Bat-radio being faster? I really don't think so. And I really can't take this thing with Batgirl and Harley agreeing with Booster that they are nothing. Just stop.

    There is a silver lining though. Poison Ivy is alive, I think. That's good. Oh, And apparently Wally also is. But he also is more

  • 3.5
    Trev000 Apr 1, 2019

    The art in this book was fantastic and that's the only reason I'm giving it a 3.5 but the script was so god-awful that I had to take additional points away. Normally I go 5 for the art and five for the writing and subtract my points from there but this script was just utter garbage.

    I can't for the life of me figure out why DC Comics keeps letting Tom King churn out this crap. Anyone who gives this above a 5 should not be reviewing comics, Tom King has run out of steam. The man just can't write dialogue or story anymore, I don't know what happened to the guy who wrote Sheriff, Omega Men, Grayson, and Vision, he must have died and been replaced with a watered down clone.

    Halfway through this book it made me want to quit more

  • 3.0
    Spacey Medicine Apr 14, 2019

    I would have rather been brutally murdered by someone I trusted.

  • 7.0
    Comix4fever Mar 28, 2019

    Still a better story than Amazons Attack.

  • 6.0
    bucswin611 Apr 6, 2019

    Honestly, another disappointment. Usually I take King's minimalism as mood/ambiance, but this just rang hollow. Stupendous art, as usual.

  • 3.0
    CaptnAmerca Apr 2, 2019

    If the point of this series was to say that mental health issues should be swept under the rug and never spoken of again, then this has been a spectacular success.

  • 1.0
    DC Stuff Mar 28, 2019

    What about the Puddlers?

  • 1.0
    Wally West Aug 15, 2019

    Wally West sends his regards.

  • 1.0
    SnakeWilson Mar 28, 2019

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    EGO Mar 27, 2019

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  • 7.0
    matmene Mar 27, 2019

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    Sigmund Floppychest Mar 27, 2019

  • 7.0
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    Jason The Dude Mar 27, 2019

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    Greg Hound Apr 17, 2019

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