Thief of Thieves #7 Review – How it all went down
Short Version: Thief of Thieves #7 ends Nick Spencer’s run on the book by showing us exactly what Redmond’s plan was and how it all came together. One of the most satisfying issues in the series so far, it’s great fun to watch the plan come into place.
Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Shawn Martinbrough
Thief of Thieves #7 is the end of the first arc of the book based on a story by Robert Kirkman. Still, the whole thing has come alive in Nick Spencer’s hands and Thief of Thieves #7 is a fun read revolving around Redmond explaining how his plan came together and what the whole plan was actually about, anyway. Still, we’re reminded that what is good for one person may be bad for another and Redmond’s actions, even if they are justified are not without consequence. My favorite things about Thief of Thieves is that Redmond always seems aware of that. He never loses sight that his actions have ripples beyond what he intends, and the actions shown in Thief of Thieves #7 are no different. Every time the plot takes another turn, I can’t help but smile, watching Redmond do what he does best, line the dominoes up and knock them over.
Still, as good as Thief of Thieves #7 is, it is a little bittersweet. The comic was always intended to be an anthology, with each writer taking one arc at Redmond and his crew, but Spencer’s writing has been so good throughout the first arc, that I’m a little bummed to see him go. Still, Thief of Thieves is transferring into the hands of James Asmus, and it will be very interesting to see what the X-men scribe brings to the book. I am glad that Martinbrough is staying on the book, since he has the cinematic cuts from spy flicks down perfectly. Oh, and there’s a smug look on the face of a billionaire at the bottom of the third page of Thief of Thieves #7 that is just perfect. In any case, it will be interesting to see where Redmond and company end up next. Thief of Thieves #7 is available from your comic book store now or from Comixology.