Justice League United #3

Justice League United #3

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Mike McKone Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 9, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
7.6Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

So many questions hang over this nascent team. Will Hawkman sacrifice himself to save Rann, one of Thanagars enemies? Will Alanna and Adam ever be reunited? Can Miiyahbin face her fears and become the hero shes meant to be? And the answer to all of this spells death for one of them.This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

  • 10
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 11, 2014

    Add the new twists in Zeta tech, the Byth/Lobo team, the ongoing Equinox mystery, and some hard core action and this was completely satisfying. Plus, Mike McKone and the whole art team of inkers and colorists really shine. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Norrin Powell Jul 15, 2014

    We're only three issues in (four if you count issue #0) and Justice League United is knocking it outta the park with every issue. Jeff Lemire proves he's not only an extremely talented writer but also a versatile one. His writing style in this book in comparison to Green Arrow is night and day. But both books give us fantastic stories that are among DC's best right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes Jul 10, 2014

    Artist Mike McKone, along with colorists Marcelo Maiolo and Andrew Dalhouse, once again do a fabulous job in the pages of Justice League United #3. The use of changing background colors continues to make for exciting, dramatic moments in the issue. McKone captures the aura of each of the characters with unbelievable facial expressions and posture. Lobo is snarky and violent, Supergirl looks angry and determined, and so on. The only complaints come from a moment where the art and words don't really line up. There comes a time when Green Arrow demands that Lobo "Drop him!" but it's quite clear in the art that Lobo is not holding anyone. And if he is holding someone but the art lacked clarity, it would have been Supergirl. Whether fault lies with the script or the artist, one can't be sure. That little lack of clarity is bothersome, but all in all, this is a fantastic issue.Score: 9/10 Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 13, 2014

    While I'm not always convinced that this is the strongest story to introduce this team, I love that we actually have a team book with these characters.  I love team books and B list heroes and this book is way too good to pass up.  While I've tended to be a Negative Nancy about this story line, I really think that we're on the verge of this title spicing it up a notch. BAM!  Like I said I love every character in this series and it really doesn't matter what they do because I'd probably read it no matter what and still squeal like a school girl every issue.  It's really just about watching these characters feel each other out and learn to work together that drives the story for me, and I'd recommend this to any DC fans that want something a little different than what they're used to.  So go check it out and join me in a fanboy squeal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 9, 2014

    Justice League United #3 drives the story forward at a steady pace and gives readers a nice balance of heavy and light moments. JLU feels like the Justice League book that you can read to escape heavy continuity while still enjoying some of the most entertaining characters in the DCU. This series is getting interesting, folks, and I'm in for #4. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Jul 15, 2014

    I really enjoy this book. Its not overly serious like its predecessor, Justice League of America, and is mainly concerned with just having fun. There are a few story elements that I didn't think was fantastic, but the art was great. You should definitely pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 17, 2014

    The death of a major character seems a bit odd, especially as the title hadn't even had time to properly work Hawkman into the group dymnamic (as nearly all of his storyline was separate from that of the League). I expect him to miraculously return next month (like his severed arm did earlier in the series). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Jul 10, 2014

    I really do see the potential here; it's got some good moments, and I'm waiting for Alanna to be revealed to be an alien (just give it to me already! They can't possibly have made her human) but I feel like if they maybe leaned more towards the outrageous nature of their motley crew instead of the cliched “yet another superhero team comic” tone we'd actually have something more unique and memorable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jul 11, 2014

    The seeds are there for a great series, but the pacing leaves the issue feeling a bit slight. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 13, 2014

    To make the issue's mediocrity complete, McKone continues his unenthusiastic work, patiently delivering art that just stands there, looking pretty, without bringing any life into the room. To see what I mean, take a look at the panel where Ollie shoots an arrow into Lobo's shoulder, which produces no reaction from Lobo whatsoever"fine; Lobo's not the type to be fazed by an arrow anyway. But in the very next panel, the arrow's suddenly exploding in his hand, as if we skipped a transition panel somewhere, and by exploding, I mean a soft flurry of color that seems to surprise rather than bother the alien bounty hunter. It's the very definition of dull. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Jul 19, 2014

    Justice League of America, the title before this, never really got off the ground between crossovers and a questionable line up. I'm wondering if this one is going to suffer a similar fate. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Speeding Bullets Jul 13, 2014

    Jeff Lemire consistently delivers a well written book no matter the title and this is no exception. My problem with this book is there is almost too much going on .It starts with Miiyahbin's origin continuing to unfold and then moves to a malfunctioning teleporter that's wreaking havoc for the team as well as Bythe and this "weapon" he's created ,throw in Lobo for some added chaos,and it finishes with Hawkman attempting to dispose of a core that's about to explode. The thing I'm missing with just one issue left in this first arc is a greater sense of who Adam and Alanna Strange are and how they fit in with this group.They seem to get a little lost. Martian Manhunter is clearly the leader and the panels where he communicates with the child by McKone,Smith and Ortego are beautiful. The interaction between Ollie and Buddy has brought fun to team and although late to the party Supergirl provides some more muscle. I'm curious to see how Lemire brings this cast together as a cohesive unit.

  • 4.5
    JBL Reviews Jul 19, 2014

    No one seems like real people, just comic-y characters.

  • 8.5
    scouts1998 Jul 13, 2014

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Jul 23, 2014

  • 8.0
    havok1977 Jul 28, 2014

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA Sep 20, 2014

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Jul 22, 2014

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