Secret Wars #7

Event\Storyline: Secret Wars Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 53
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Rated T+

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 11, 2015

    This is more like it! Plenty of action and art that's on scale to top anything you might call epic. Bottom line is it's fun to see things coming together for our concluding chapter next month! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Oct 12, 2019

    If you've been craving high octane action and suspense from some of the craziest fiends in the Marvel Universe, this issue is exclusively for you. Hickman relentlessly stacks on some of the most intense action readers have seen to date keeping comic enthusiasts on the edge of their seat. This issue is overstuffed and brimming to the top with phenomenal art by Ribic, Svorcina, and Eliopoulos. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 14, 2015

    This series continues in fine form as this begins the climax. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 12, 2015

    So far, this series continues to deliver the goods. Two more issues (and who knows how many months) will tell. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Nov 15, 2015

    Overall, "King of the Dead" feels like the part of the story the creators have been waiting to tell the entire time. Replacing any part of the equation just to keep product on a tighter shipping schedule is simply out of the question. This is quality worth waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 12, 2015

    Secret Wars continues to feel like a strange event in its main book that leaves me baffled as I've talked about before. This installment is no different in that I adore everything going on even as I feel like I'm reading a quarter of the actual event ideas. It's even more amusing on a different level with how important the Fantastic Four elements are to it yet their book and characters have been dragged through the mud in so many arenas the last couple of years that it's like a strange disconnect. There's a really powerful sense of what's unfolding here and I'm loving every moment of it while wishing for an all-encompassing novelization to really grasp at all the subplots that we get teased pieces of here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Nov 11, 2015

    There are many, many questions left for Hickman to answer and not many pages left with which to answer them. Because of how long this series has dragged on due to delays and the addition of another issue entirely, SECRET WARS has become an afterthought in the minds of many fans who've moved on to the All-New All-Different Marvel status quo. That said, it's still very important for us to know how we get to that place, and only Hickman can tell us that story. Here's hoping that he, Esad Ribic and the rest of the team can deliver on the promises of this series and keep the quality high as we rocket toward the finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - Harrison Rawdin Nov 13, 2015

    Secret Wars #7 is the turning point for God Emperor Doom and his rule over Battleworld. The uprising has begun withthe fracturing of this barely held togetherrealm looming on the horizon, it's good that we have smart people charting this odyssey. It's an added bonus that the team seems capable and ready to deliver these final blows as this one comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 11, 2015

    Secret Wars #7 is a good comic. It's hurt by scheduling, but it is a good comic. Hickman and Ribic are going to bring this event to one hell of a massive finale and the wild events of issue #7 seem to just be the beginning. I'm in for issue #8 whenever it gets released, because no matter how you slice it, Secret Wars is a good comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 11, 2015

    If you've felt that Secret Wars has been lacking in action so far, issue #7 will be just what the doctor ordered. This issue takes full advantage of the fun and spectacle that comes from pitting all the heroes and villains of Battleworld against one another. The series is suffering from some pacing troubles and plot elements that are glossed over, but this issue certainly deliver when it comes to sheer entertainment value. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Nov 11, 2015

    Secret Wars #7 may not be perfect, but it is a vast improvement over some of the lackluster previous installments. Though the All-New All-Different universe that Secret Wars spawned is starting to make its debut across the whole line, Secret Wars #7 shows that the story that got us there still has some surprises still up its sleeve. While the jury is still out over whether Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic, and Ive Svorcina will stick the landing, Secret Wars #7 shows that at least for now, this event has its feet firmly planted underneath itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Nov 12, 2015

    Secret Wars #7 may pale in comparison to the other six entries in this series, but it's still worlds above most comics coming out right now. Marvel is onto something with the way they are concluding and introducing these two worlds of canon. There would be cause for concern with the execution if Jon Hickman weren't at the helm, connecting these two major Marvel chapters together splendidly. With Secret Wars #7, readers are given a chance to catch their breath before the big finale; which cannot come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Nov 13, 2015

    Secret Wars finally creeps back into our consciousness considering how many books have started in what is supposed to be the wake of the series. More action and plots converging on each other make this a worthy installment, as we wait to see what will be come of Doom the God. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Project Fandom - Nina Perez Dec 13, 2015

    Not really much to add here. Most of the action in this issue was great, but it really should have been condensed with issue #7 and let #8 be the finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Nov 15, 2015

    Secret Wars #7 ramps up to the series conclusion with a burst of action and continues it's crowded story with fantastic artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Nov 12, 2015

    A fun read because of all the action concerning countless versions of many favorite characters, and the art is incredible throughout the issue. Yet with the addition of so many different storylines and character factions coming together, it is tough to not leave "Secret Wars #7" a little confused. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Doug Zawisza Nov 12, 2015

    Secret Wars #7 opens the skies above Doomstadt as blood spills on the ground below in a story written by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by Esad Ribic. This is where the truth comes out, and nothing will be the same after this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 11, 2015

    Secret Wars #7 was grand in scope, but certainly didn't give us the sacrifice that seemed so important, and suffers from too much it expect you to follow. And too much that you are expected to follow when All-New, All-Different Marvel titles have already begun. The next issue really has to turn that dial to ten. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Nov 16, 2015

    Overall, it's impossible to deny the visual power of Secret Wars #7 and while certain elements feel glossed over or lost in the editing process, the issue has enough punch to be a satisfying read. Secret Wars is a grand tale told grandly, and Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic, and Ive Svorcina have the creative synergy to make it work. While the delays have made Secret Wars a bit frustrating for many readers, the series has maintained the epic feel that it started off with. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 12, 2015

    You might still be scratching your head as to why we have two more issues of Secret Wars coming down the pike, but at least Ribic is giving us something to look at. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopOptiq - Andrew Doscas Nov 13, 2015

    Not only is Secret Wars #7 an enjoyable issue, it gets the train back on the tracks at such a crucial point in the miniseries. Questions raised in previous installments are answered, even if readers will feel at times as if they missed something between issues #6 and #7. It is safe to say however, with the cliffhangers of this and the previous issues, and with only two more issues to go before the miniseries concludes, Secret Wars is rounding out into form and promises to end with a boisterous bang. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Nov 14, 2015

    More sadly that Esad Ribic's illustrations in this latest issue present some rather lackluster or even awkwardness, if not the sense of being rushed in many of the panels and its overall paneling quality of the comic's interiors. Ribic did however retain the consistency of the paneling sequences and the proper angular perspectives in the moments of chaos, upheavals, rebellions and the war itself. Yet, many of his facial portrayals were deemed too hilariously to view, if not outrageously portrayed, particularly the "shocking" and "gaping" scenes. To add further insult to injury, his perennial anatomical Achilles, the "duck faces" and his characters' mouths, were virtually unbearable to watch, if so laughable to nitpick these just the same. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Nov 12, 2015

    Secret Wars has drifted a lot, and suffered precisely from a lack of a point-of-view character. This issue bounces around too much to allow Dr. Doom that role (one that he enjoyed in the past) but neither allows any of our heroes to rise to prominence, either. It's good to see a lot of action, with this issue being the largest number of characters involved so far, I think, but it all feels perfunctory. The villains do bad things; the heroes try some last-ditch efforts. It's hard to tell if I'm being unnecessarily critical, as if a several-month delay may have hardened me to it all, but everything feels a bit too going-through-the-motions to allow me to connect to the story the same way I did at the start of the series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Nov 11, 2015

    Hickmans writing is usually decent but here is on its worst operations. As for the art, the actual drawing themselves are fairly good and Ribics line is refined, but its this idea that the context of the comic influences the text of the comic itself. This issue was delayed and rushed, as future issues will be, and that is reflected in the comic itself. Its not necessarily a bad comic, but its not great like an event should be. Hickman and Ribic should have refined their craft for this issue even further if it meant a greater quality that Secret Wars #7 should have had. Read Full Review

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