Undiscovered Country #7 (REVIEW)

Aug 5, 2020

Undiscovered Country #7
Image Comics

Written by: Scott Snyder & Charles Soule
Art by: Giuseppe Camuncoli & Leonardo Marcello Grassi
Colors by: Matt Wilson
Letters by: Crank!


Undiscovered Country #7 is just another reminder of why Scott Snyder and Charles Soule’s story is up for an Eisner Award for Best New Series.

Not only do readers learn more about the backstory of the locked down United States in Undiscovered Country #7, but they also get hit with another surprise.

What makes each surprise  Snyder and Soule throw our way so effective is they aren’t writing for the twist alone. They’re building a world and a backstory.

And as much as there are elements to Undiscovered Country that are fantastical, the human interaction we’re seeing in the past and present is very realistic — and a bit alarming.

Undiscovered Country continues to be a must-read.

(WARNING: Spoilers for Undiscovered Country #7 ahead.)

So there are two surprises in Undiscovered Country #7. I won’t touch the big one here, but there is a smaller one that seems inconsequential.

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In this issue, Snyder and Soule flashback 21 years in the past. There, we meet the president of the 13 united, sovereign territories of America.

We never learn his name, but that absolutely has to be Clint Eastwood. There’s no way Leonardo Marcello Grassi drew that character, made him look exactly like Eastwood, only for it to not be him.

On another note, pertaining to the story, we’re seeing that the two delegates in Charlotte and Daniel Graves party are ready to desert the group next chance they get.

Running away from a doctor and the only person who knows anything about the country you’re in seems like a very sound decision.

Score: 9.0

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