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Guest Reviews: The Ravagers #7

The Ravagers #7 Cover

The Ravagers #7 - Ghosts of Future Present


Solicit


The return of Warblade and Rose Wilson!

Can the team finally act like a team — and survive?

Beast Boy deals with side effects from The Rot, and Caitlin asks Superboy the unthinkable!

Preview





Reviews


She chose...poorly. Original Review by Grifter78 at Comic Vine


Another strong issue of The Ravagers as we get interesting story developments courtesy of writer Howard Mackie. Unfortunately, this is the last issue for Mackie and artist Ian Churchill. The art duties are shared by Churchill and three other artists. But thankfully (and surprisingly) the art changes are not as jarring. We also get a new character but her introduction leaves into question how much we'll see of her in the future. Overall, still a great title and one I look forward to each month.

When I first saw there were four artists for the issue, I cringed. I love regular artist Ian Churchill's art so any time someone is brought in to take away from that, I automatically default to not liking it. However, I have been proven wrong like last issue where Tyler Kirkham assisted Churchill on art and it wasn't that bad. I was also hoping since this was his last issue that we'd get more of his art. The saving grace for this issue was the use of different artists as the story changed. They wisely did an art change when something significant in the story changed. This was a brilliant way to address having multiple artists and I applaud editorial for their foresight on that one.

Read the rest of Grifter78's Review on Comic Vine

The Ploy Original Review by Batwatch at Comic Vine


The Ravagers has been a mediocre series with promises of something great and hints of rot around the edges. Despite its lackluster record, I am actually quite excited to read this issue because the last two issues have been pushing the team in a new, more heroic direction. Also, the giant teaser at the end of the last issue which left The Ravagers facing Rose and Warblade is hard to resist. Will these two teams finally have a deciding clash over what it means to be a true Ravager, or will this epic battle end with a simper?

In this issue, a new player enters the arena and Fairchild’s Ravagers are either corrupted or killed.

Okay, I’m going to discuss something from this issue you will probably figure out if you have read many comics or you are fairly intelligent, but it technically comes in the back half, and I always try to avoid spoiling anything past the mid-point, so I am going to spoiler warning you on the next paragraph, but if you can see the obvious coming, there is really no reason not to read it.

Read the rest of Batwatch's review on Comic Vine

What I Thought


See the Review Rating Overview page for more information on how I rate each comic.

Cover & Solicit - 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 3/5
Layout & Flow - 4/5
Story - 4/5
Verdict - 3.9


This series has been very good so far. I enjoy seeing some Wildstorm characters get some face time in the DCU. For those who read the solicit, lets just say I have no idea what they are talking about as final sentence doesn't make any sense. Again the problem with this issue as I hate to say is DC changing the artist over and over in an issue. Joe didn't seem to find it distracting but unfortunately I did. I also found some of the coloring to be smeared and you lose some of the inking detail. I enjoyed the story and it was nice to see some emotion come from the characters particularly Terra. It will be interesting to see how Caitlin handles seeing what the Ravagers can become in the next few issues.

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Joe David Soliz is a blogger at http://www.wildstormaddiction.com/ and Jeremy Sims is a blogger at https://batwatch.squarespace.com/. They are both comic book reviewers at Comic Vine. The use of these reviews has been authorized by the original authors.

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