Justice League #7

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Gene Ha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 21, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 24
6.4Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Now that the team's origin story is complete, starting with this issue we shift to the present-day Justice League! What has changed? Who has joined the team since? Featuring artwork by Gene Ha, the story also reintroduces the team's greatest champion: Steve Trevor! Also starting in this issue: "The Curse of Shazam!" featuring a story by Geoff Johns and art by Gary Frank! Discover Billy Batson's place in DC Comics The New 52 as we reveal his all-new origin story!

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Mar 27, 2012

    If I were to take a guess, Geoff Johns is setting up a more realisticviewpointof the League. These aren't perfect heroes who hold to the same sense of Justice and honor the ones we knew before the reboot did. Rather this is a group of Heroes have a lot to learn…and that promises for some fine reading material! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Mar 21, 2012

    Overall, this was a solid comic book, even if it was only almost entirely set-up for later stuff. The artists did a good job, and Johns kept his annoying writing tendencies to a minimum, even if he did give us a WTF take on Billy Batson. But I'm reserving judgment on that until I see this play out more. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 22, 2012

    Maybe they should have called him Captain Miracle... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 26, 2012

    The Shazam back-up story was really well done and Gary Frank's art work is fantastic. Johns' provides a different spin on Billy Batson that some people might not enjoy but it's a different universe and besides, the hoodie Captain Marvel is sporting looks bad ass. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Shane Pelzel Mar 23, 2012

    Justice League #7 had a lot of good with a bit of great and Batman's rodent face. This issue needed the action sequence to keep it exciting, because there's not much excitement at press conferences or in video chatting (No comment). While the spore situation was an enjoyable read there wasn't enough significance of the civilian's attitudes towards A.R.G.U.S. (Colonel Trevor's department) to justify filling that many pages. The second half also only reveals that Trevor is angry and in love. Which leaves all the filler space poking us and saying, "Hey! The Justice League is still the same!" I can say that I do plan on picking this series up for a very long time, but Justice League #7 just wasn't quite epic but still earns 4 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Mar 21, 2012

    Consider Justice League #7 to be two short stories under one cover. Thankfully, both stories are worth your time and money. Personally, I'm really interested to see where both of these threads lead. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Mar 22, 2012

    Next month features Green Arrow looking to join the team for the first time, which only makes me wonder even more if the Justice League has done anything at all in the past five years. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Mar 24, 2012

    Unfortunately, we still get almost no team time or deeper understanding of the characters outside of Steve Trevor who isn't a League member anyway. The first six issues did little to give these six individuals reason to come together (really, Darkseid's appearance was way too convenient), and this issue gives nothing more by way of meaning. Again, the 'New 52' was supposed to be about bringing in new readers. Without giving context, Johns is stripping away the Justice League of everything that makes them awesome. The Avengers - at least in the comics these days - are getting super lame because Marvel keeps adding new spinoff teams (and ongoing series'), switching members and not providing emotional connections. Johns needs to step up the quality on Justice League before readers begin losing interest. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 22, 2012

    "Justice League" #7 is a good issue; there are little points here and there that could have been better, but I feel like I'm getting my money's worth and that there was enough to make me genuinely interested in what's to come. With a build-up for a new villain in the main story of "Justice League" #7 handled well, plus the start of Shazam's origin, things are looking hopeful for "Justice League." Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Mar 23, 2012

    But if I have to read some variation on “We got this” one more f#$*ing time" Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 21, 2012

    JUSTICE LEAGUE has been a source of revelations in setting up traits in some of the characters and the DC Universe since it was set five years ago. This issue does have its share of developments as well that continues to move things forward. We get to see the team in the present day but it doesn't feel like five years has gone by. They have some of the same relationships/traits from the first arc and the public's awe of the team feels too fresh, despite their five year existence. Gene Ha fills in for Jim Lee in the art department. It's always fun to see another artist's interpretation but there were moments the art felt a little rough. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 22, 2012

    The art beats the stories by a mile, though there are some redeeming moments. It's just been frustrating waiting for this series to reach the potential it's always promised, and now it feels like we'll never get there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 23, 2012

    Ultimately, this story isn't a Justice League yarn, but rather an examination of Steve Trevor. I've never much cared for the character in the past (save for perhaps Nathan Fillion's portrayal in the animated Wonder Woman direct-to-DVD movie from a few years back). But Johns offers up a radically different interpretation of Trevor. He's brilliant, he's determined, he's tough and he's privately melancholy. He stands out as the most "together" person in the story, but he's also the most broken and conflicted. Johns delivers a strong character study, one that's so strong I hope we get to see a lot more of the character beyond this new story arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Mar 25, 2012

    The main story won't blow you away, but it won't let you down either. And with the Billy Batson backup, you're getting 32 pages of story for your $3.99, which is mighty rare nowadays. The value's alright, but there are definitely better books out there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Mar 26, 2012

    Although Justice League #7 fell short this month, there doesn't seem to be a reason to completely drop the book altogether. Consistency with the artwork and a focus on the Big Seven and their relationships could pull this issue back from the brink. The talent on this book could enough to salvage what comes after issue #7 and perhaps the Justice League can inspire some hope outside of the comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Mar 23, 2012

    This issue is in equal measure the good and the bad that Geoff Johns has to offer. Being the premiere book in DC's line now, it's not nearly as good as it should be, in my opinion, and so It's not something I would recommend, but it's also not so offensive that I would advise you not to read it either. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Mar 22, 2012

    The 7th issue of “Justice League” is pretty weak except for one really great character, Steve Trevor, and an intriguing back-up tale that introduces a super hero that doesn't get enough respect or attention. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Mar 21, 2012

    At least the art's good. But the time has come to give Geoff Johns nothing to do but Aquaman. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Mar 22, 2012

    Jim Lee takes a break, but provides the cover, as guest artist Gene Ha (Top 10) takes over the pencilling duties with some decent enough looking illustrations. The real treat is the Captain Marvel backup story featuring the wonderful illustrations of Gary Frank (Superman : Secret Origin). Written by Geoff Johns (Flashpoint). From DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 26, 2012

    We also get a preview of Shazam's (that's right, the won't be calling him Captain Marvel) supremely awful new costume which was leaked online a couple weeks back as well as the first look of the revamped buffer Dr. Sivana who basically looks like Hugo Strange without the facial hair. Why do you keep fucking with the childhood DC? What perverse glee are you getting from yet another truly awful New 52 revamp of a classic character? Pass. Read Full Review

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