Murder Falcon #7 Review

by Nathan Koffler on April 10, 2019

Writer: Daniel Warren Johnson
Artist: Daniel Warren Johnson
Colorist: Mike Spicer
Letterer: Rus Wooton
Publisher: Image Comics

Remember several years ago when everyone started using the word “epic” in place of the word “awesome”? It was definitely overused and I have since had trouble taking the word seriously since then. But now, the word deserves to be brought back in the truest sense of its definition because Murder Falcon #7 is definitely an epic, which is “a literary or dramatic composition that resembles an extended narrative poem celebrating heroic feats.”

Daniel Warren Johnson has created a magnificent story with this series and it is actually getting better with every issue. At this point, I don’t know how these issues can keep getting even greater than they already have been, but Murder Falcon #7 somehow accomplishes blowing my mind more than the previous mind-blowing issues.

This issue has a wonderful mix of everything that has made this series great. There is a perfect amount of drama, action, heroism, and sacrifice. Murder Falcon is one of the best stories about heroes I’ve ever read in comic books and it is because of excellent storytelling as we see in this seventh issue.

It is amazing how Jake and Murph remain the main characters, yet I’m equally interested in the other characters as well. I’m even invested in the characters who are very much just side characters who only appear for a couple of issues. Johnson pulls my attention in so many directions without ever speeding the story up too much. It is somehow always just enough to keep me excitedly reading.

This issue especially interested me because of how much I enjoyed seeing the internal struggle Jake had against Magnum Khaos. The fact that Jake continues to use his battle with cancer to gain confidence and strength to slay these monsters keeps the story just as much a wonderfully dramatic one along with all of its action.

Daniel Warren Johnson and Mike Spicer also create the absolutely perfect visuals to take this story from being great to being amazing. There is a lot going on in this issue and not a single moment of it is hard to follow because of the artwork. Instead, the artwork on every page is mesmerizing and stunning. The story gets me excited, but that excitement is turned into hardcore energy when I follow along with the artwork. The battles are illustrated with an intensity that I absolutely adore.

There’s no denying that Murder Falcon #7 keeps the series’ momentum going by delivering an amazing heroic story full of creativity and beauty. This seventh issue is badass and charming and perfectly sets up the series’ finale.

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