The three different Justice Leagues may be divided, but they're all working to find out a common goal: who was responsible for Superman killing Doctor Light? One team thinks they found their answer in Dr. Psycho.
Dr. Psycho has always been a bit of a whipping post that has the potential to be extremely dangerous. That continues in this issue. Looks can be deceiving with Dr. Psycho though, as the reader quickly finds out. He's small and physically weak, but he still has the ability to control people's minds and make them see what he wants them to see.
As the issue continues, Martian Manhunter gets his hands on Dr. Psycho, and this isn't the nice and stoic MM that many people are used to. There's a bit of rage within him. The scene was very enjoyable and it was cool to see how far MM is willing to go not only for the answer but also for a fellow hero.
We get to see the connection between PHANTOM STRANGER #11 here and the aftermath of it. It's a bit brief, but it's a nice wrap-up to that story, which was a solid tie-in. The heroes that went with Stranger to the afterlife, Batman, Katana, and Deadman, return to the real world, but Stranger's fate is unseen. He disappears right before he can tell everyone the secret to Pandora's Box.
Doug Mahnke does a fine job on the art in this issue. While there are quite a few colorists and inkers on this book (five inkers and three colorists), there was only one time where it was noticable (in the scene where Wonder Woman and company confront Pandora and Lex Luthor). Mahnke's are is pretty fantastic throughout the issue, except for one particular scene. I love his take on perspective in each panel. He keeps it fresh and unique, and each page is a nice and pretty surprise.
My only complaint is early in the issue. There's a two-page spread featuring some Justice Leaguers coming through a hole in the ceiling where Doctor Psycho is located. The perspective looks a bit off. Element Woman, Martian Manhunter, and Cyborg, in the background, look huge compared to everyone else. The weirdest part is that The Question, if he was standing, looks like he'd come up to Cyborg's stomach. The art looks pretty awesome, but the perspective is a bit off.
I'm not too keen on the reveal page. I'm not going to give anything away, but I don't like the change the creative team did with a certain character.
Trinity War has been a very satisfying event, thus far, and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 delivers a fantastic part to this overall story. Writers Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire continue to present the reader an interesting and compelling read. While there were a ton of inkers and colors on this book, there was only one problematic page because of it and Doug Mahnke's art was overall very solid work. If you've been enjoying Trinity War so far, you'll really enjoy this issue as well.