Justice League of America #7.3

Justice League of America #7.3

Event\Storyline: Villains Month Writer: Tom DeFalco Artist: Chad Hardin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 18, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Where is the line between duty and villainy? For the new Shadow Thief, there is no question: Her mission to eradicate all alien life on Earth is above questions of morality. Armed with technology that allows her to become a living shadow, the Shadow Thief wages a covert war across the globe, but how long can she stay in the shadows before they consume her soul?

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Sep 20, 2013

    More than anything else, with Shadow Thief Im pleased to see another female spy launched on the scene. Its a character-type or role that will always draw me to pick up a title. Where Aviva, of course, differs from an Agent Chase or Tara Chace is in her lack of regret, and perhaps there lies the need to push her over onto one side of the classic hero-villain scenario. As the Shadow Thief traditionally opposes Hawkman, no stranger to an any means necessary behavioral pattern himself, I do wonder though. Could we see this lead character develop into more than a twirly-moustache of doom going forward? If so, DeFalco has certainly given us the bones to make it happen with creative ease. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Graham MacDougall Sep 21, 2013

    While the new mythos of The Shadow Thief might not be the most inspired. It's still a good issue and a fun read. Definitely something worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Sep 20, 2013

    Overall, I'd say this book falls above average. The art and writing aren't groundbreaking but are both quite good. It's solid and entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 23, 2013

    Not a bad story, but there's no direct link or continuation indicated in the direction of "Forever Evil." Actually, Shadow Thief seems less evil than most of the characters getting these one-shots. Her acquired hatred of aliens makes her a perfect ally for Lex Luthor, which might lead to other stories at another time. For now, "Justice League of America" #7.3 serves as a nice character study for the damsel of the dark. It would be more poignant if Hawkman had a larger role in the DC Universe, but it's enjoyable enough as a stand-alone tale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Sep 20, 2013

    I did enjoy this book, but mostly because I have no idea who the character is or anything about her. It was a brand new concept to me, never having read anything about Hawkman or the Shadow Thief (especially this new interpretation). And call me old-fashioned, but theres something fun about seeing writers like DeFalco still on the stands. So unless youre an old school Marvel or DC fan, you will probably want to save yourself the buck and buy the regular cover, or avoid it entirely. But if youre anything like me, youre going to give this one a shot and probably give serious thought to going back and collecting old Hawkman comics to see just how different (or how similar) the new character is to the old one. All in all, it was a fun read with great art. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 18, 2013

    Visually, though, Shadow Thief is able to stand out among the Villains Month crowd. Chad Hardin brings a dynamic sense of energy to this world full of international spies and alien warriors. The pages where Aviva relies solely on her human abilities are often as engaging as those where she lashes out with her shadow powers. My one complaint is that the issue is oddly bright and colorful considering the tone of the story and the nature of this villain. Read Full Review

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