Justice League of America #7.2

Event\Storyline: Villains Month Writer: Sterling Gates Artist: Derliz Santacruz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Not every villain is grateful to the Secret Society for ridding the world of the Justice League. For Killer Frost, only one thing matters: feeding off Firestorm's energy! But with Firestorm gone, a desperate Frost is forced to decide whether she should search for the missing hero or find a new source for her power fixes.

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Sep 11, 2013

    A fun, classic super-villain origin without the nasty old tropes that come along with being a woman on the job, Killer Frost is a highly enjoyable read and a real indication that we need to see more villainesses of different types in the DC Universe. Kudos to Sterling Gates for reintroducing us to someone I hope we get to see a lot more of in the coming months. If the ending to this story (and some amount of advance solicitation for Forever Evil) is any indication, Ill hopefully be getting my wish. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes Sep 12, 2013

    Yet another excellent villains month book! Gates gets most of the credit for this book for writing Killer Frost as a highly intelligent, deadly, female villain. It's great to see more brilliantly written female characters in the DC universe. This book was so good that I can now point to it as the reason why I will buy anything if Killer Frost is on the cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Sep 14, 2013

    It's an interesting concept that a villain needs the hero more than anything, and I found the final page very powerful. It's hard not to care for this villain, and I hope to see her more in future stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hero Nuggets - Hero Nuggets Sep 14, 2013

    An entertaining read about a lesser known Villain. Worth picking up if you are interested in the character or just like comics with a good female lead. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 11, 2013

    Who would of guessed that a Villain's Month issue featuring Killer Frost would actually be good?  Well not me for sure, but I'm happy I was wrong.  We get a new origin story for Killer Frost which was surprising good.  It's the first origin story issue so far that seems to have a point in telling it.  Except for a real fanboy, who really knows Killer Frost's origin?  The ending of the issue really just made you feel sad for a villain who like all the best villains is a victim. So unlike her appearance in the Injustice game, I'm happy that she could be a part of Villain's Month.  Wow, that still sounds weird.  Go check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Sep 11, 2013

    Visually, the issue is nice, too. Santacruz doesn't skimp on detail, rendering every page to the max. When we get to the costumed action towards the end, the book really soars. It looks dynamic and exciting, big and bold. The only problems occur at the beginning, were the story drags a bit. The characters tend to look staged and stiff, their expressions never quite selling their emotion. It's not bad, but it certainly doesn't live up to the back half of the comic. That half looks fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Sep 20, 2013

    So when the Syndicate intimates that they've killed the Justice League, including Firestorm, they've done the unthinkable as far as she's concerned. She wanted him to always be there, she's even tried to replicate him artificially to solve her own plight. Who knows if this story will go anywhere from this point, but Gates' one-off tell is competently told and compelling, making you want to see whatever act two will follow. The art by Santacruz is 100% DC house-style, in that it's never flashy, but it is carefully delineated and gets the job done. Tony Daniel's cover, however, is the really killer part, taking full advantage of the 3-D luxury to send shards of ice in your face! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Sep 12, 2013

    Probably not worth the extra dollar for the fancy cover, so save the buck, but a definite must-read for Firestorm fans. And really, Justice League fans. There are a few nice cameos from various DCU villains along the way, and the fact that a majority of the more laughable characters appearing at the meeting with the Crime Syndicate are actually downright terrified of Killer Frost makes her that much more exciting of a character. I can't wait to see where she pops up next. Consider me a new fan of a formerly-thought stagnant villainess. Read Full Review

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