the_mighty_monarch's Team 7 #4 - Black Diamond Probability, Mission 1.4: The Possession of Slade Wilson review

Deathstroke, Grifter, Black Canary, Amanda Er, and Some Redshirts

This whole issue was really one big guns a blazing battle in what appears to be a non-location. Jesus Merino is back on art duties, but the layouts are really off. The issue is filled with close up shots and panels without backgrounds. Like the previous issue, there's just an uncanny sense that there is no background location that any of this is taking place in. And not much really happens. They fight Eclipso, with a bit of concern over possibly killing Slade; while also realizing that won't be a problem because Eclipso shrugs off bullets like sweat. And then Essence has some magic plot glue that fixes everything and the Black Diamond is put in the Black Room for Catwoman to steal in her own series in the present day. No surprises, aside from the beginning of the story of Slade's healing factor or something. Oh and there's a lot of hinting that Grifter has supernatural abilities if 16 issues of his own series didn't clue you in. And Amanda continues to disappoint, OF COURSE being the only two female members of the team, they have to be the sensitive and compassionate ones. It's a piss poor representation of a woman once known as THE WALL and actually kind of sexist.

In Conclusion: 2/5

I don't know, I just don't find myself caring about Team 7, this issue just happened like I expected, not delivering any major secrets or anything. It was just 'blam, guns shoot!' and the cast is so big half of the characters fade into the background all the time and nothing seems to be clever or interesting about this series. I would like to know the characters I know nothing about, but they hardly get to do a thing so they exist as a homogenous blob while Deathstroke, Grifter, Back Canary, and Amanda show us hints at what their future will be...... because, you know, it's not like THEY'RE ALREADY IN SERIES' AND SHOW US ALL THE STUFF THIS SERIES KEEPS HINTING AT or anything.

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