Justice League of America #7.4

Event\Storyline: Villains Month Writer: Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates Artist: Edgar Salazar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 25, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Where is Black Adam? And what series of events is triggered when the Secret Society attacks Kahndaq? Discover all of this and much more in this issue!

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Sep 28, 2013

    Spend the extra dollar for an amazing fancy cover. Youll thank yourself. And dont miss this issue if youre planning on getting Justice League (any of the three) titles or the main Forever Evil event or crossover issues. Or, you know, if you just love a good anti-hero story. Thats right, Ill be the first to say it: Black Adam is not a villain. Hes certainly not a hero (although some people might see some of his acts as heroic at times), but Id argue that hes an anti-hero. And I, for one, cannot wait to see him kill a bunch of bad guys in the upcoming months. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Sep 25, 2013

    Apart from a well-written comic, Justice League of America #7.4 is also a well-drawn comic. And there are definitely no negatives to it. Nothing I picked up, at any rate. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Sep 26, 2013

    This is actually the only Villains Month comic that I've read, but I sorta had to because of my love of the whole Captain Marvel/Shazam universe. I was pleased with the way Adam was portrayed, more as a protector with a singular goal and brutal way of reaching that goal than a being with villainous intent. All in all, it made for a good read and should be good for most any fan of Adam or Captain Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Oct 6, 2013

    Thank You to Readers Den for making this review possible, without their assistance this issue would have never been possible to obtain as 3D issues are like gold! Especially when Readers Den is offering them at cover price! Get yours now! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 27, 2013

    Black Adam slams into the DCU with a thunder in one of the strongest issues of Villains Month. Johns, Gates and Salazar throw in one hell of a cliffhanger at the end of the issue and the remainder of Forever Evil has got to be interesting based on what we've been given in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Sep 26, 2013

    The story itself has no real background to it, but as it unfolds it reveals itself to be as effective as it is simple. Small character moments build up to a crescendo that has a surprising amount of twists and emotional impact. As this is not really stand alone it also serves important and rather exciting lead into the main Forever Evil storyline. Like most of the enjoyable one-shots this month they have served to entice readers into reading the main event, which I am now anxiously anticipating and hope that it all goes well. Especially since it serves as an avenue for more Black Adam. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 26, 2013

    Alright.  Black Adam, yeah.  I really liked this issue with one exception.  Now I know I'm a comic book fan, I've been reading them most of my life, but I thought we had gotten to the point where if a character dies, he just doesn't come back right away because it suits a story.  I don't know maybe I'm way off base, but couldn't we of had another Shazam villain if that's what they wanted?  Dr. Sivana couldn't of filled the role of a Villain's Month?  Anyway this is going to become ranting if I don't stop myself so, this issue was really good, and I'd recommend it to anyone who read the Shazam back ups in Justice League.  With all that said, I guess just check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hero Nuggets - Hero Nuggets Sep 28, 2013

    A fun read with some stand out panels of art, but is missing full page art pieces and the history of Black Adam and Shazaam's relationship. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 29, 2013

    This was a brilliant issue and although Black Adam didn't have as big a role as I hoped he would, the story as a whole still managed to be very interesting. It also had plenty of depth and drama, as well as some suspense, having some brilliant developments for the future. Due to this I'd highly recommend this issue, though I'd warn anyone hoping for an amazing Black Adam story to be wary. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Sep 26, 2013

    Great issue. Can't wait to see what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 25, 2013

    This issue feels bogged down at times from the sense that the writers are more interested in setting up future stories than just telling a lean tale now. But even so, this comic offers a welcome return to the DCU for one of its greatest villains. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Matt Sculthorpe Sep 26, 2013

    If you enjoyed the Shazam backups, do get Justice League of America 7.4/Black Adam. Gates and Johns expand the mythos of Black Adam, taking him past his previous role and setting him up for some things coming up during Forever Evil. In Johns hands, more Black Adam isnt a bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 28, 2013

    More about Black Adam's nation than Adam himself, but the issue does establish an important status quo for the character, even if we don't learn much about him. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Crux - Cal Cleary Sep 26, 2013

    For the most part, however, Johns and Gates nail what works most about Black Adam and his little corner of the world. I've read better issues of comics. I've read better issues this month. But, for just a few pages, Johns and Gates managed to recapture the fading magic of the old DC Universe. Despite its problems " and they aren't small -Justice League of America #7.4is well worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Oct 2, 2013

    Black Adam's all brawn, not brains in this issue. This isn't necessarily the wrong approach, but the lack of emotional response from the Amon storyline doesn't help to round the story. Justice League of America #7.4 offers a fine set up for Black Adam's rule in Khandaq, but needs future installments to hold itself high. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Sep 25, 2013

    With solid art and an interesting beginning and middle of the book its a good read until Black Adam appears. His presence seems like an easy way to get out of the scenario and the revolutionaries are left by the wayside not to be seen again. Hopefully they will be seen again but if they do appear in another book that doesn't matter much to the people who only picked up this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 30, 2013

    Where the story goes from here is something worth exploring, especially given the final page and Adam's shouted exclamation in retort to the message the Grid has been pushing out on behalf of the Crime Syndicate. Before that, however, Gates ties Adam's present and future tightly to the brother-sister coupling introduced here and even teases out a future storyline specifically focused on one of them. In "Justice League of America #7.4: Black Adam," Gates makes a strong argument for shades of gray in the black and white good versus evil argument. This is the same character from those "Justice League" backups, but his anger is pointed in a different direction, making him more intriguing in the process. Read Full Review

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