There were a lot of comics I could have turned to as my final review of the week(that's what happens when you buy 17 books... You're spoiled for choice!), but I decided to settle on Team 7. Sure, Batman #0 or X-Force would have been the more logical route to go, but I'm actually a little excited for Team 7, and if it's done right, it could be fantastic. Here's hoping.
Team 7 #0:
Summary: This issue introduces us to the premise behind Team 7(there are a lot of super-powered individuals popping up around the world. The US wants to win this new arms race), as well as the members. First things first, this comic takes place five years ago... The first two members are Dinah Drake(Black Canary) and Kurt Lance(I'm guessing BC's future hubby?). They go around recruiting other members starting with Deathstroke and Alex Fairchild(the father of Caitlin Fairchild). Next up is James Bronson(???, there was a Tommy Bronson in the old DCU, but I don't think there's a connection here), followed by Summer Ramos(absolutely no idea). From there we add Grifter, and end things by adding Amanda Waller and Dean Higgins(???). That actually adds up to nine... Huh, and I thought Marvel had trouble counting...
Thoughts: This was a total set-up issue, and there's nothing wrong with that. I have to admit I was disappointed that Midnighter wasn't a part of the team here, as he seemed kind of perfect for the role(plus seeing him and Deathstroke interact would have been awesome). I have to admit that I'm cautiously optimistic about this comic, as there are a lot of ways things could go, although they are a bit hampered by the fact that this takes place 5 years in the past, meaning we know certain characters(Waller, Deathstroke, Grifter, Black Canary, Kurt Lance) will make it out of this series basically unscathed. Even still, I will be looking forward to the next issue to see what this group gets into.
Score: 7 out of 10.
Why did I decide to give this comic a shot? One word. Grifter.