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Seven Soldiers by Grant Morrison Omnibus

(Seven Soldiers of Victory #1-4)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Grant Morrison's epic and ambitious SEVEN SOLDIERS saga is collected here in its entirety for the first time ever!

SEVEN SOLDIERS is an epic tale of life, death, triumph and redemption that explores the nature of heroism and sacrifice. Featuring seven heroes: the Shining Knight, the Guardian, Zatanna, Bulleteer, Frankenstein, Mister Miracle and Klarion the Witch Boy. Indepe
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Hardcover, 792 pages
Published August 21st 2018 by DC Comics (first published January 14th 2007)
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Artemy
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, dc
A hugely inventive and original series that revives and reimagines old and unknown DC characters and binds them together (in a way) to stop the good old end of the world event. The book consists of seven 4-issue mini-series each focusing on a different character, bookended by two "main" issues that tie everything together. It's not a perfectly smooth read — the constant switching between series can get annoying, and not every character's mini is a standout. I enjoyed Zatanna, Klarion, Shining Kn ...more
Bram Ryckaert
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-tier
Seven Soldiers deals with an issue I have reading team books, in that mostly the focus is on the ensemble as a whole and rarely do the individual characters get fleshed out. Grant Morrison turns this on its head and takes seven unknown characters from the DC Universe (aside from Zatanna I guess) and gives them their own miniseries. Another twist is that these seven are a team without them knowing about it or even meeting.

These seven series can't be read seperately however, there's plenty of conn
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Relstuart
Sep 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: dc
The books follows multiple mini-series following different characters from DC's past Morrison brought into the present with this storyline. Each book has a different artist and the issues are in the correct reading order throughout this volume so you read issues from different parts of the mini-series chronologically instead of by individual series. I wish we saw this be more common as this is how the big companies ask people to read the single issues.

Overall an interesting story and the art, w
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Rob Ryan
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of the greatest comic book stories of all time.
Siona St Mark
Sadly couldn’t get into this one. An interesting premise, but the only characters I really found interesting were Klarion and to a lesser extent Zatanna.
Eleanor
Jun 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Overall feeling: a really cool crossover concept that largely works really well, with individually compelling stories that also successfully fit together into an interesting overarching framework and saga, though the ending gets rather messy. The quality of this series also has the MAJOR exception of one absolute stinker of a chapter (Bulleteer). Morrison here has some really cool themes involving heroism, everyday magic and mythology, and our own agency and ability to affect change as players i ...more
António Matos
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Slighty less weird that the last thing I read from Morrison, which was his frankly amazing Doom Patrol run. Of course, slighty less weird Morrison still has an invasion from fairy-like monsters from the distant future, a pirate war in the secret subways of New York, the Undying Don, and the flesh-eating horses of Red Mars, so...
Also, the art is generally incredible.
Finny
Mar 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
''But look not to me for salvation. I'll lead no gang. I'll walk beneath blue rafters. Alone.''

Secret races. Dead men who speak. Immortal psuedo-god avatars of a neanderthal genetic ancestors—the birth of this multi-millennia's cycle of civilisation.

A wildly ambitious piece of storytelling.
A 7 hero team-up book where none of the heroes ever meet one another.

If nothing else, Seven Soldiers is a masterpiece of comics plotting.
The final sequence is so perfectly convoluted, pulling in the final p
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Jefferson
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was ok
Falaram tão bem disso pra mim que pensei que fosse um Watchmen ou um Dark Knight Returns ou um Sandman. Não importa o que for, se for o Grant Morrison que escrever seus fãs dirão que é uma obra prima, independente se for bom ou ruim. Se pegassem outro roteirista e ele fizesse exatamente a mesma coisa dessa revista, diriam que é ruim ou provavelmente nem pegariam para ler. Enfim.

Eu até gosto de algumas coisas de Grant Morrison, mas essa revista aqui definitivamente está anos luz de ser uma delas.
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Shane Perry
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Put simply: I loved this. A great concept in that 7 superheroes have to save the world, but they never actually meet. What makes it better? Grant Morrison takes characters who were (at the time) D and F-list people no one had thought of in a long time and revamped them. I was partial to the Guardian and Klarion books the most, but each mini-series was fantastic. At first I was a little skeptical of the order the issues were put in, but it helped to make their connection to the larger story all t ...more
James Varghese
Mar 24, 2020 rated it liked it
This isn't a 3 star book but I don't know if it's a 4 star book either. The story really starts to fall apart a little more towards the end and some of the characters are more interesting than others but you have to give credit to the huge scope and scale of the attempted overarching story. I could have rated this a 4 with the same comments because of the ambition of the idea but 3.5 is probably better suited. ...more
Norbert Földvárszki
Apr 14, 2021 rated it it was ok
The artwork was great, but the stories are mostly awful. I know what was the intent of the book, I read the foreword too, bit the individual stories are boring and uninterested. These characters are in the same universe? Wow! I didn't know the characters in this book whom Morrison tries to revitalize, but after reading this, I don't care.
This book is far from good, very far.
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Kurt Lorenz
Mar 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, dc
SEVEN SOLDIERS #0 ☆☆☆☆
SHINING KNIGHT ☆☆☆☆
GUARDIAN ☆☆☆☆
ZATANNA ☆☆☆☆
KLARION THE WITCH BOY ☆☆☆
MISTER MIRACLE ☆☆
BULLETEER #1-4 ☆☆☆
FRANKENSTEIN ☆☆☆
SEVEN SOLDIERS #1 ☆☆☆
Timothy Shea
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was everything I hoped it would be.

The art is gorgeous from beginning to end.

The stories are fascinating.

Grant Morrison is something else.
Nate
Dec 13, 2020 added it
There are some great ideas here, some great art, and loads of ambition like most Morrison projects. It also shows the complexity of the DC universe and what’s possible with its rich history and characters. However, this is a case of Morrison’s brilliant concepts not always translating to coherent storytelling. The story in its simplest terms is one we’ve seen hundreds of times: a group of heroes come together to stop a world-ending threat. Some parts are better than others and I quite like the b ...more
Jake Nap
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-my-shelf
Solid Morrison.

It’s pretty accessible without being alienating to those not into Morrison’s more cerebral works. Lots of really big concepts and solid modernizations/reimaginings of obscure DC heroes. My only criticism is that I think there could’ve been a bit more cohesion and I wanted a little more time with some of the characters.

8.5/10

Ranking the minis best to worst (all of them were good tho)

Guardian
Bulleteer
Zatanna
Mister Miracle
Frankenstein
Shining Knight
Klarion
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Scottish comic book author Grant Morrison is known for culture-jamming and the constant reinvention of their work. They are known for their nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in their runs on titles including DC Comics' Animal Man, Batman, JLA, The Invisibles, Action Comics, All-Star Superman, and Doom Patrol, and Marvel Comics' New X-Men and Fantastic Four. Many of these are contro ...more

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Seven Soldiers of Victory (4 books)
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