Civil War II #7

Event\Storyline: Civil War II Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 23, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 39
6.3Critic Rating
5.6User Rating


  • 8.7
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Nov 24, 2016

    Civil War II #7 is actually a pretty good individual book, it just has to carry the weight for some inconsistent and unfulfilling aspects of the story. If the book can end at the caliber that the last two issues have, then it will have ended in a much better place than it started. And considering how low this book has felt at times, that would be a win. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Nov 29, 2016

    If you're following this series, buy it. There's still a lot to enjoy here and Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez are doing a solid job regardless. If you aren't following this series then it's not necessary in any way. You don't need precognitive powers to see that. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 23, 2016

    Issue #7 is easily one of the stronger chapters of Civil War II. That doesn't say a great deal at this point, but it is still nice to see Bendis focusing on a smaller, more intimate cast here. The complications in terms of Ulysses' role in the conflict are also welcome. And it's hard to say no to a comic featuring both David Marquez and Andrea Sorrentino on art. There's hope that Civil War II can at least end on a solid note. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Russ Dobler Nov 23, 2016

    Civil War II #7 is the lightest weight issue of the series thus far, although the rise in tension and the helplessness as events spin out of control is continually palpable. Still, it feels as though this and the added-on final issue could have been combined into one oversized, overall more satisfying edition. But then again, if that would have forced the art team to rush and not turn in the masterworks presented here, never mind. More Marquez and Ponsor cannot possibly be a bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 23, 2016

    The issue sets a lot of things up to come and you know what's hinted at will be something bigger than presented. It also interestingly shifts the importance of Marvel's "X" lines a bit as the events to come are presented from the view of Old Man Logan increasing his importance. But, like the six issues before, the concept is muddled with too much flash. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 23, 2016

    There's still time - there's one more issue in this series - but I expected more from writer Brian Michael Bendis. (To be fair, the art by David Marquez is excellent.) Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Nov 23, 2016

    Even if this issue is full of beautiful art – which it is – we can't help but think Bendis is dragging his heels with this comic. It's the penultimate issue and the fight is just picking up. We certainly don't know how this event will end but we're almost certain that it'll be rushed and underwhelming. The pacing and padding has been the downfall of the event, and frankly we're disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    411Mania - Rob Bonnette Dec 8, 2016

    Like all the other issues in the series, the artwork is great. Unlike previous issues, that doesn't make up for everything else. Danvers demeanor is a bit more subdued than it has been up to this point, but the damage to her character for the time being has been done. And the latest revelations regarding Ulysses make her stance even more nonsensical than is has been up to this point, while continuing to reduce Ulysses to a walking plot device. The issue also feels like an unnecessary stretching out of issue six; the story in the two issues really could have been told in one but you can't turn down that extra money when it's there, I guess. The onus has been put on Brian Michael Bendis to wrap this up in a way that will get all of us naysayers off of our stance, and while he is up to the task I think he's written himself into a corner this time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 23, 2016

    Yet with only one issue left to go, Civil War II remains a disappointing chapter for the House of Ideas. Even this series’ biggest moments feel calculated rather than organic, trying to goose sales with a handful of character deaths without really digging in too deeply about the underlying issues underneath. We live in a world where law and order is anything but simple, where we have to constantly interrogate ourselves about whether the ends justify the means when it comes to solving and preventing crimes. Unfortunately, Civil War II has seemed to all but abandon this difference in philosophy, with characters making extremely bad decisions just so they can all be in the same place, ready to punch one another until the page count ends. They say war is hell, but I’ve never heard of it being this uninspiring. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Nov 28, 2016

    Also, by having Ulysses visit a very familiar, very recently revealed potential future, Bendis did raise the stakes on the series. So, lets see if Bendis can stick the landing when Civil War II ends next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Nov 23, 2016

    Civil War II #7 stays within the events knack for unnecessary plot elements and breakneck changes in the story, which even the beautiful visuals cannot overcome. The heightened tension between Carol and Maria, Steve and Miles, were a good touch, but the latter was bogged down by odd dialogue and a development that came out of nowhere. At the end of the issue, I have no idea whats going to come of this event or what real or lasting impact its going to have besides confusing readers with inconsistent characterization between the main series and other ongoings. Theres just one more issue, so at least we have that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Nov 29, 2016

    Unfortunately, the confrontation between Danvers and Stark feels much too short as writer Brian Michael Bendis spends too much time with Ulysses' trip to the future and an underwhelming meeting between Captain America and Spider-Man. Ultimately, this issue fails to deliver until the final pages and while it looks as though the upcoming final issue may give us plenty of the missing details to questions we already know, I've lost much of the motivation to care. To me this event has gone on much too long and at $4.99 per issue, the extra issue stings just a bit more. I'm hoping for an amazing conclusion that can get me excited for the current series coming out now, and although I enjoy Sorrentino's art, hopefully David Marquez can deliver a conclusion that's exciting and memorable. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Doug Zawisza Nov 29, 2016

    Writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists David Marquez, Justin Ponsor, Andrea Sorrentino, Marcelo Maiolo, and Clayton Cowles put Miles Morales on the steps of Capitol Hill in this series' penultimate issue. Unfortunately, Civil War II #7 doesn't quite pay dividends. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 28, 2016

    Marvel fans deserve better than to be charged another $4.99 - $5.99 to read the conclusion to a delayed event everyone decided after the fact needed an extra issue.  This was a penultimate bore and with the conclusion already spoiled in the pages of the Marvel's Now! line of books I don't see a reason for anybody to continue reading this story. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Nov 23, 2016

    This series and issue is a waste of time. I highly recommend you not waste your money on this and instead pick up something from one of the independent releases coming out this week or one of Marvel's other releases. What can you lose? You have a better chance at getting your moneys worth there than picking up an event that clearly over seven issues has proven to be nothing but a cash grab. Read Full Review

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