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Justice Society of America #7

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

Reunions are cut short when the JSA and the Lost Children face down a new threat!

Can this group of heroes and sidekicks find their rhythm or will it be curtains for both?

What happens here has massive ramifications for the next stage of THE NEW GOLDEN AGE!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Geek Dad

    Due to the launch of Ghost Machine in the coming months, we now know this will be one of the last DC works of Geoff Johnsputting an end to a DC career that dates back to the 1990s with no real interruptions. Given that, it’s a little odd that this final chapter comes off as so vignette-esqueor maybe not. Johns is telling a story here that’s so spread out and creates countless new narratives for future writers to jump off.

  • 90

    Lyles Movie Files

    For now, this is a fun ride and one worth exploring. Even if we don’t need Per Degaton to know how it will end.

  • 89

    Comic Watch

    Justice Society of America #7 finally sees the series start feeling like an ongoing Justice Society of America tale rather than setup for future stories. The character work is well established, creating a lot of intrigue behind the new characters and concepts.

  • 80

    Dark Knight News

    Like I said previously, I really feel like Justice Society of America #7 lays a lot of groundwork for big moments to come. I really like the pace of the story and the small deviations that help amplify the main emotions and roles of the featured characters. I’m looking forward to the next issue!

  • 80

    DC Comics News

    Justice Society of America continues to be a fun read for fans of these characters. Johns likes to include as much history as possible and reference bits that expand the overall scope of the story. There’s been a lot of world building since issue #1 and Justice Society of America #7 continues to add to it. It’s clear with this issue that the history of the DC Universe and the Justice Society has changed and readers can’t always count on what has happened before still being included. It’s nice that Johns tries to remind readers of what is still canon.

  • 80

    First Comics News

    Justice Society Of America #7 is a must-read for any fan of the Justice Society or superhero comics in general. The story is well-written and engaging, with a compelling villain and a strong sense of camaraderie among the heroes. The artwork is also top-notch, with a dynamic and detailed style that perfectly captures the tone of the story.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 75


    Overall, the issue was not bad, but considering the upcoming creative situation and the amount of time between issues, I felt short-changed by this comic. The last issue had some momentum going for it, plus the start of the new arc, but this issue limps along trying to cram in the promise of the New Golden Age and get as much in. I will say that I appreciate the faster pace, but as one plot point closes, another point opens, and a lot is going on to get to before this arc closes. Hopefully, these new characters won’t be quickly lost like the JSA of the 31st Century.

  • 71

    Multiversity Comics

    A really compelling and strange – in a good way – modern JSA story.

  • 70

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    When I read a comic, I want it to feel important and valuable. I want the story to feel like an escape while also packing a pretty powerful punch. Sadly, the jumbled delivery and bulky art delivery made for a rather disappointing issue to an otherwise amazing series to date. Justice Society of America #7 just didn’t provide the usual artistic display nor did the plot flow well enough to lock new and older readers alike into the narrative. Overall, this issue was just very uncharacteristic for everyone involved.

    And what makes it worse is that the comic is releasing at a ridiculously slow pace that we won’t even know for sure what’s to come from this installment anyway until January. So, if you didn’t hook me now, why would I wait two months to see what happened? And how would I remember what happened anyway? The answer… I wouldn’t. Let’s at least hope the bi-monthly release schedule is done and the story picks up with some direction next month.

  • 65

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Justice Society Of America #7 has cool art, cool character moments, and a prevailing sense that Geoff Johns is gathering the pieces for some larger purpose. However, this issue is all setup and transition without any clear sense of direction or purpose. Casual readers will feel like this issue is simply treading water.

  • 40

    Even seven issues into its run, Justice Society of America remains primarily focused on introducing new characters and assembling its team, which would be sufficient drag without the lackadaisical pacing evident in issue #7. Many characters appear for a single sequence and hardly establish anything new before disappearing again; the choice to include the briefest of interrogations with Jean Loring, former host of Eclipso (a piece of, fortunately, largely forgotten DC lore) does so little in these pages that it’s questionable whether readers will remember it at all next month. An excessive number of splashes, including some truly underwhelming uses of space, like the depiction of Icicle in a jail cell, suggest a story being stretched too thin despite possessing dozens of characters. Defining exactly what Justice Society of America is about or who its central characters are is difficult and with single issues stretched as thin as this one, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to care.

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