Joe The Barbarian #7

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 15, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

No man, mouse or rat will be left behind as Joe embarks on a mission to save his fallen comrade Jack! But to do that, he'll have to enter the darkness of the Cellarworld and face off against the Black Horde samurai rats that once served King Death itself in the penultimate chapter of the hit miniseries!

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Sep 20, 2010

    This issue pays off the build-up of Joe winning the support of the enemies of King Death and leading them against the dark master, while also finally reaching the bottom of the house. The final page delivers a strong cliffhanger, mixing the two worlds in an interesting way. "Joe the Barbarian" #7 is an entertaining and engaging read, because Morrison and Murphy work in concert so well together, kicking things off with some stunning action before hitting us with the heart of the story. I can't wait for the finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 15, 2010

    Not to be outdone, Morrison's writing remains as charming and oddly delightful as ever. Issue #7 offers some excellent emotional scenes for Joe, particularly when our hero is forced to make a very tough decision regarding his allies. Morrison is known for crafting epic sagas with heady themes that spend years building on past storylines and character developments. Series like Joe the Barbarian offer a simpler, more easily digestible alternative to that approach. This book is almost too simple and too quick of a read at times, but overall issue #7 hits enough high notes that I don't really mind. Hopefully Morrison has something big in store for the finale. And hopefully that finale won't be too long in coming. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Sep 21, 2010

    Whilst this issue isnt quite as successful as previous issues in terms of mixing the high adventure and imaginative fun of Joes fantasy adventure with his real-world struggle to stop himself from slipping into a diabetic coma, its still a very enjoyable yarn in its own right. And the developments of the closing pages suggest that Morrison hasnt forgotten that the story possesses different layers of meaning -- hes just put them to one side for this penultimate blast of action, before leading into what looks to be a far more personal and nuanced denouement. Read Full Review

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