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Seven Soldiers by Grant Morrison Omnibus

(Seven Soldiers of Victory #1-4)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  12 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
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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.
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
Brandon 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.
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.
George
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
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.
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.
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Scottish comic book author Grant Morrison is known for culture-jamming and the constant reinvention of his work. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his 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 controversial, ...more

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