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Gargoyles #7 by David Nakayama

"Everywhere" is the seventh issue of the Gargoyles comic by Dynamite Entertainment. It was released on July 5th, 2023. [1]


Demona is back!! Launching a new and exciting storyline, Gargoyles #7 is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers. Goliath is in prison! Dino Dracon is on the rampage! And Demona returns to Manhattan, determined to gather the three new keys to power! Do Brooklyn and the Clan have a prayer of stopping her without Goliath?! Um...probably not.

The Story


Demona is back – and serves as narrator of this issue.

Demona was one of the most memorable antagonists – one of the most memorable characters, in fact – of Gargoyles, and lives up to her reputation here. While she doesn't directly affect the events in this issue – she only watches them from afar – we get once more a sense of her ruthlessness and scheming. (And also her hatred for Elisa – in perhaps the funniest moment of the issue, the detective's appearance on the news is enough to prompt Demona to switch the television set off before she can even speak.)

Demona spies on the clan through one last spell from the Grimorum Arcanorum – in Gaelic this time, rather than Latin (a good way of reminding us of the gargoyles' Scottish background). Through her eyes, we witness Broadway and Lexington defeating the cybots sent by Glasses after Slaughter in the previous issue, thanks particularly to some quick thinking from Lex (and a good handling of the gargoyles' reluctant rescue of a gang leader), and an indignant Brooklyn confronting them back at the castle; it's clear that Brooklyn is feeling even less able to handle the reins of leadership in Goliath's absence. But the most interesting scene of all is Goliath's meeting with his lawyer, Tobe Crest, in jail. Tobe Crest continues to present himself as an intriguing mystery; he's meeting Goliath for the first time, yet already seemed familiar with the gargoyle and his ways (even his reading tastes) in past issues; how did he acquire this knowledge? Someone is paying him to represent Goliath in court, but we do not know whom as yet – and two of the candidates previously proposed by fans (Renard and Xanatos) seem less likely to be Crest's employer after this scene. I look forward to finding out more about this attorney and his cause in succeeding issues. (We also learn that, despite Glasses' failure to dispose of Slaughter, Dino has a contingency plan; what will it be?)

To top it off, we learn that three new "Keys to Power" have emerged since the passing of the Grimorum Arcanorum, Eye of Odin, and Phoenix Gate, with the indication that they came about to fill the vacuum left when the original three Keys were removed. What these new Keys are, we do not yet know, but as the issue ends, Demona vows to find them and use them in a new attack on the human race.... Let us hope that we find out more about this subject as the series continues (though, with everything else happening in this arc, they might not surface by the end of #12; one more reason to hope that the comic will continue past the end of "Here in Manhattan"....)

First Appearances




  • Greg Weisman has previously hinted at Demona possessing one last page of the Grimorum Arcanorum as early as 2000. [2]
  • Goliath corrects Tobe Crest when he calls Elisa Maza "Eliza", this is an in-joke based on many people who have watched the show's continued inability to say her name correctly.
  • The issue includes a tribute to the late Michael Reaves on the last page.

Cover Gallery

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