Justice League #7
• Jim Cheung, Mark Morales, & Tomeu Morey (Cover Artists)
• Get it now (Amazon)
If Justice League #7 could be described in one word it would be "Big". The comic is a climax to the first arc but also an ongoing theater in a developing war. This is what I imagine a Justice League Story is supposed to feel like. The heroes win and the villains are forced to regroup.
There are plenty of "Oh Sh!t" moments but the standout is an encounter between Lex Luthor and Hawkgirl. I'm not as familiar with her as I probably should be but she puts on an excellent showing. I also always love to see Lex battle anyone besides Superman. What this does is continue to scale the League with the Legion so that the impression is that neither side has a huge advantage in this war.
There are also quieter character interactions and development throughout the issue. The characters feel like real friends, an actual team instead of just an assorted collection of heroes.
The pencils from Jim Cheung continue to impress and the constantly shifting script is matched on the artistic front. Tomeu Morey is spectacular here. The colors pop and complement every other aspect of the narrative.
I appreciate that pace of the issue. Too many writers rely on the artists to fill in too many gaps in the story. Which leads to comics you can breeze through in a few minutes. This series has benefited from the collaborative efforts of the creative team. It's worth the cover price and bodes well for the series going forward.