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Guest Reviews: @DCComics The Ravagers #9 & Team 7 #5

The Ravagers #9 CoversTeam 7 #5 Cover

Here are today's "Guest Reviews" by Joe David Soliz from Wildstorm Addiction. Included are DC's; The Ravagers #9, & Team 7 #5. I have also added my rating after each review. If you have any questions about my rating or want to discuss anything just leave me a comment.

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



The Ravagers #9 - Fathers


As Thunder’s condition worsens, the rest of the team begins to wonder if Caitlin is helping him—or killing him!

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You're Getting Soft Rose While Warblade's Still Sharp


We're treated to a quick wrap-up of the events from last issue as the new creative team of Nelson and Guara deliver another solid issue of Ravagers. Unfortunately, this comes on the heels of the announcement that the title will be cancelled soon. So despite being a good issue, it was hard to keep that knowledge from dampening my enjoyment.

I raved last month about how writer Michael Alan Nelson and artist Ig Guara were a breath of fresh air for this series. Well, that fresh air was quickly overpowered by the stink bomb news that Ravagers is ending with issue #12. I seem to recall DC doing something similar with the first round of New 52 titles that were cancelled. How they justify putting a new creative team on a book which is normally done to increase sales and then turn right around and cancel the book is beyond me. DC has been making a lot of questionable decisions across the board lately. But, let's focus on the goodness of this issue.

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My Rating


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


Team 7 #5 - Mission 2.1: The Spartan Way


The secret history of the DCU’s original Cyborg Program!

Who is Spartan? And what is the threat of the Majestic Program?

Slade Wilson takes his first steps down the path that will lead to his becoming Deathstroke!

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On Its Way To Greatness!


Team 7 has been amazing these last couple of issues. Justin Jordan really hit his stride with the characters and started infusing some interesting things in the New 52′s past. But rather than let the title continue with its new-found momentum, DC decides to announce its cancellation. It’s unbelievable at this point but thankfully Jordan’s greatness out-weighted the bad news for this issue.

Simultaneously this month, Ravagers is being cancelled. Now as much as I didn't want it to happen, with declining sales and almost a year’s worth of issues, I can understand that Ravagers’ cancellation ( a little). But Team 7? It just launched in Sept.’s Zero Month, just 5 months ago!!! It did have sort of a rocky start but I thought the creative team pulled it together to give us a great conclusion to the first story arc last month. So how DC can decide to cancel this great title so prematurely is beyond me.

I know one complaint people have had with the title is the lack of a consistent artist. I can see how that would annoy some people. It’s one thing to have a regular artist for a few issues and then have a fill-in artist, but so far it’s jumped back and forth between three artists. No offense to the artists who did work on the title so far, but I wish they would've brought on a big name artist to compliment Jordan. That probably could have saved the book.

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My Rating


Cover & Solicit - 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 4/5
Layout & Flow - 3/5
Story - 3/5
Verdict - 3.3


Purchase The Ravagers #9
Purchase Team 7 #5
Joe David Soliz is a blogger at http://www.wildstormaddiction.com/ and a comic book reviewer at Comic Vine. The use of this review has been authorized by the original author.

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