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Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 (of 7)

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Based on 21 critic ratings.


The Great Darkness is defeated, but the final war has only just begun between the remaining heroes and Deathstroke’s Dark Army!

Who will be left standing?

The Justice League and the infinite Earths have returned, but at what cost?

Do not miss the shocking conclusion that launches the DCU into 2023!

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39 pages
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21 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 goes out with the same incredible magnitude it entered with. This is a book that is a beautiful mix of heartfelt character moments and some of the most epic set-pieces of the year.

  • 100

    Lyles Movie Files

    No matter this came together nicely for an exciting and enjoyable crossover. Now that it’s wrapped up it’s a good time if you missed out to grab all the issues and take on one of DC’s better mega-events in recent memory.

  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths #7 sticks the landing. Much like the rest of this book, its not going to win over fans who arent already into it, but for fans who like it, its fantastic. It kicks off the new era of DC very well. The creative team does a tremendous job, with the art especially being good. Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths has been a great ride for DC fans, and this ending is wonderful.

  • 96

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 90


    Nightwing fans won’t want to miss this as it is a huge character moment for the character. Legacy & Darkness will be challenged in the DCU, and we will see the outcome with this conclusion. Joshua Williamson & Daniel Sampere, along with an All-Star lineup of talent, will give you quite the show for the future of all worlds.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    It’s the final issue of this huge-scale event, although surprisingly it was fairly light on tie-ins with only a few miniseries and one-shots, and two short tie-ins with ongoings. What emerged does not feel like it’s on the scale of past DC crises, but in some ways that’s a good thing. This has been a story with a much greater focus on small character beats, giving a spotlight to the universe’s greatest legacy heroes.

  • 90

    Comics: The Gathering

    Overall, Dark Crisis #7 continues to be a celebration of the DC Universe past and present with an exciting action packed finale that stays grounded and exciting, brought to life by an art team that has really found their niche and delivers one of their best works to date. An exciting conclusion to what’s been one of the best Crisis event style books in recent DC history.

  • 85

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: A satisfying conclusion to this event from Williamson. The story brings together all of its story elements really well and I love the fact that the story is centered on Nightwing. His character is given the emotional struggle throughout the issue and it works really well to tie up the bigger story and deal with the Deathstroke issue.

    The Art: All of the artists bring some beautiful visuals into this finale. The action is stunning and the characters look great. There are some great visual moments with Dick that really helped me appreciate him more as a character.

  • 80


    ark Crisis was, when all is said and done, always about family and about legacy. In both a negative and positive sense. The legacy heroes did much of the heavy lifting in the initial fight against Pariah, who himself just wanted to restore his own family. Deathstoke wanted to destroy his world to stop any more children suffering, a heroic purpose in his own, warped mind. Nightwing wanted to inspire a whole new group of young heroes. It was a symbolic battle of positive and negative forces in the DC Universe. Williamson did a great job pulling all these threads together, a pretty tough job considering. Strong characterisation shone throughout. The artwork was superb throughout, it was always a visually interesting book, Sampere only needing a hand with deadlines on the last issues. Lovely stuff.

    Will DC soar to new heights with their ‘new’ Multiverse, or will we back in Crisis mode again in a few short years? Only time will tell.

  • 80

    Comic Book Revolution

    Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths #7 is by no means perfect. There are decisions made that should’ve been refined over the course of the main series rather left up to tie-in comics. But even with that this is a comic book that you can’t help but get lost in all the hype moments. There are so many moments that will bring a smile on the faces of fans of the DC Universe. Joshua Williamson, Daniel Sampere, and company delivered a fun big event that lays a strong foundation for the future of DC Comics.

  • 70


    Like so much of DC Comics recent big events, ‘Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths’ #7 is the latest to define the DCU. But, with so many event series’ seemingly designed to do this again and again, it becomes very tiresome for the umpteenth time. Clichd and disappointing, but with faultless art from a raft of tope talent led by series’ regular, Daniel Sampere. An artist who has really come into his own on this book.

  • 70

    Dark Knight News

    Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 gives readers an admirable finish to what will undoubtedly be a polarizing Crisis event. Williamson’s story was entertaining and fun; however, his decision to restore the infinite Multiverse will be likely a contentious topic for years to come due to the publisher’s quick turnaround. (…) It’s been 16 years since DC reestablished its Multiverse, and in retrospect, I will never understand why they didn’t simply reestablish an infinite Multiverse after Infinite Crisis. It feels like DC has been spinning its wheels for almost two decades so, at this point, I’m hoping we can put this question about the Multiverse to rest. Even though I liked the Omniverse model, I’m fine with the infinite model as long as DC doesn’t do another about-face.

    Final Verdict: the issue is good, but the ramifications are frustrating.

  • 69

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Well, there you have it, folks! There is a new Dawn of the DC. And after reading Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #7, you are basically told just that. No, you won’t discover why it’s a new Dawn or how it’s a new Dawn. You’ll be told that through the Hope of one man, borrowed Light from a Monitor, and a dash of Speed Force (see the pun there), the Great Darkness just goes… home. Readers, if you’re searching for a solid explanation as to how this event wraps, you won’t find it this week. And truthfully, the big positive is that Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths finally ends a half-year event that seemed to drag longer than a 162-game MLB season.

    Additionally, there’s little direct action between characters. It’s mainly background noise over conversations. And, the individuals who Williamson wanted to be the “future” of DC Comics and save the day are barely in this listed event. So, Williamson decouples Nightwing from the story and sets up these newbies only to bring Nightwing back in at the end anyway to save everyone with Hope. However, the real question is, can these new heroes deliver what the Justice League has been able to do? My guess is no. It’s the main characters of the Justice League that have held DC Comics together since their appearance in 1960. Readers come back for them. Always have and always will. If we have a new League without the core people, as well as comics that don’t focus on them anymore, all I can say is good luck which is extremely disappointing. So, did the interesting outweigh the confusion? Nope, not this time.

  • 68

    Graphic Policy

    At the end of Dark Nights: Death Metal, a multiverse was born of infinite possibilities. At the end of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 a new multiverse is born of infinite possibilities. The difference? I couldn’t really say. Beyond the small details, a lot of the two events feels exactly the same. While the event sends some characters and teams in new directions, overall, it was a lot of show to get us to a spot not much further than where we began.

  • 60

    We already know the “Dawn of DC” is the next big publishing initiative and features new ongoing series for Shazam, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and more, but does Dark Crisis hold up on its own merits? Surprisingly well, in fact, although there aren’t too many big, character-defining moments to be found, even with the teases concerning Nightwing.

  • 58

    Comic Watch

    Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 brings the series to a fizzling close just as it finds a more interesting angle to explore. Williamson’s script makes clear that the antagonist relationship between Nightwing and Deathstroke was the richest vein to tap, but is so distracted by a multitude of other elements that it fails to strike gold. Sampere’s art and Sánchez’s colors work in perfect tandem to bring an emotional edge and epic scale to both the universe, shattering battles with the fight between the past and future of the universe.

    The back third of the issue shifts artists as it jumps around the DC Universe, setting up stories that are already in process or on the horizon, feeling like a tacked-on postscript. It’s hard to recommend picking up this issue for anything past Sampere’s art, and DC has made clear that it’s not willing to put itself behind this series, or the other concurrently running events.

  • 50

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    I understand that writer Joshua Williamson was trying to incorporate all the DC event comics into this title as a sort of metatextual treatise on things. (…) What I ended up reading was a sort of plot-jumbled omelet of a title. I don’t know if it all made 100% sense.

  • 40

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 talks a big game, but in the end, it felt like a wasted opportunity at best and a complete waste at worst. Dark Crisis was hardly an Event but was also hardly a story. No wonder DC Comics has already moved on to Lazarus Planet and left this behind before it was even finished. (…) The art here continues to be spectacular. Daniel Sampere really channels George Perez here with glorious battle scenes with innumerable characters everywhere.

  • 30


    To me, books like Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths are exactly that: content. They’re not there to engage, to challenge, to try something different. They’re there as a rollercoaster, to thrill and excite those who are on for the ride. It’s fun, to a point: but it’s the same loops, the same twists, the same turns.

  • 30

    Graham Crackers Comics

    And so finally, another year long “Next Big Thing” event comes to an end. Not with a big finale but rather with a one on one before teenage Robin and Deathstroke. And with Dr. Light’s help, the Flash family restore the Multiverse. And the crowd goes wild … yah. (Why yes, that is sarcasm.) That’s the problem with these things, no matter how epic you make a story or how dire you make the circumstances, the story has to end. And yet again, DC proves that when it comes to endings, the bigger and longer the story – the less impactful the ending is. I only hope that the readers who spent big money week after week to keep up on the story through all the mini-series, one-shots, and cross-overs feel rewarded with this ending. Because I don’t. But on the upside, the Multiverse is back and so is the heroes of the Golden Age. So at least that’s something.

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