Heroes in Crisis #7 Review
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It took about 5 issues but we have finally got some story progression in this series.
If there ever was a case to be made against decompressed storytelling in comics, Heroes in Crisis would be the sterling example. Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Booster Gold, and Blue Beetle eventually stop fighting and resolve to find Wally West (Flash). It seems he may not be dead after all.
While this is happening Batman and Barry Allen seek to find Wally in their own way. By the end of the issue, they get a bead on Harley and Boosters location and we get a cliffhanger that may or not be relevant in the next issue.
This issue isn't particularly great but I'm willing to give it a mulligan. With 2 issues left, I'm not sure if I'm more excited for a major revelation or just for the resolution to the story.
The art is amazing as usual, but I feel like we've seen too many variations of the same scenes and moments. Tom King is big on repetition in his scripting to emphasize key points in his stories. It seems that this trait has now extended to the art direction.
It also feels as if Harley Quinn has been beating up Booster forever now and it's getting old. We're in the end game now and the pieces are being set in place. Tom King is in the unenviable position of wrapping this story up satisfactorily. It's possible, but feels like Heroes In Crisis was a 4-5 issue mini-series that has been stretched to 9 issues for...reasons.
1. Heroes in Crisis
2. The Batman Who Laughs
3. Doomsday Clock
All of these DC events are running concurrently and all seem to have similar problems. They all seem to be decent enough Ideas that have been stretched too thin with editorial falling asleep at the wheel.
There is definitely something happening at DC Comics with regards to overall quality and its worth keeping an eye on as its trending negatively across the line.