Formerly Known As The Justice League #3

Writer: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis Artist: Kevin Maguire Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 12, 2003

    This issue essentially brings in the main plot, as after using the first issue to reintroduce us to the cast, and the second to pit them against a throwaway threat that served to remind us how funny this team can be, this issue essentially throws the team to the wolves, as they are placed in very real danger. Now if there is one thing that really sticks in my fond memories of the original run it's that when things did turn ugly, Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis did a masterful job of turning the suspense up to eleven, and this issue's final pages show me that they are still fully capable of doing so. I was going to use one of the columns to praise the addition of Mary Marvel to the cast, as her eternal optimism, and naive outlook on the world reminds me of the late Ice, who was one of my favorite characters in the original run, but this issue's final pages does a fantastic job of playing up the idea that Mary Marvel is far more powerful than all the others put together, and next issue loo Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Sep 5, 2003

    Just because this issue of Formerly Known as the Justice League is more dramatic than previous issues does not mean the humor has been abducted. Indeed, I would say the issue is approximately eighty-percent humor-driven with the other twenty-percent being teased by the main drama. The humor in addition is still of the laugh out loud variety. I smiled as soon as I read the first page and burst out in a guffaw upon reaching the third. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Sep 9, 2003

    And what a bonus that he's doing the covers, too. Without reading the story, you're not sure why Mary Marvel's gone all Savage She-Hulk on Cap Atom, or what the female thumbs down on the monitor might mean, but you know you're in for a show. The brutal battle inside, when it comes, doesn't disappoint. As the pitiful excuse for an infomercial (drawn in winning SuperFriends style by Maguire) says in the intro, "not quite Supergirl, but close!" Read Full Review

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