Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3

Event\Storyline: Dark Crisis Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Daniel Sampere Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 3, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 42
8.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

THE BATTLE OF THE EMERALD ARMY HAS BEGUN! Hal Jordan has launched all-out war on Pariah and the Dark Army to avenge his fallen Justice League teammates-but how can one man stand in the way of the Great Darkness? Meanwhile back on Earth, Titans Tower has burned and Deathstroke's army has continued its scorched-earth march across the planet. To stop Slade Wilson, the young heroes of the DCU might have no other choice than to turn to the brutal tactics of Black Adam...

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 29, 2022

    Williamson is doing a phenomenal job of building an epic story despite the absence of several of DC's most prominent characters. Taking the Justice League off the board is proving to be genius decision that allows for Williamson to focus on DCU's entire legacy of fantastic characters. And the artwork by Daniel Sampere, Daniel Henriques, and Danny Miki truly adds to the epic feel of this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Tim Adams Aug 3, 2022

    There's a lot to digest with the newly-retitled Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Aug 2, 2022

    Dark Crisis #3 is beautifully atmospheric. As the heroes are delivered punch after punch, Williamson is truly embracing the all-encompassing scale of an event comic. With the usual figureheads out of the picture, this is a beautiful portrayal of those left trying to pick up the pieces. The insecurity and nervousness is heartbreaking. And it is being brought to life by an incredible art team. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 2, 2022

    Theres been a lot of cynicism over Dark Crisis and its new title, but Williamson, Sampere and the rest of the creative team are clearly doing their best to make this an event that is fondly remembered for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Aug 2, 2022

    This issue delivers, from the cover to that last page reveal. Daniel must be looking at his Who's Who comics to give us this massive collection of DC characters. Joshua peels back the layers perfectly to show and tease so that we will be back for more. I can't wait to see how the Crisis will step up to this gathering of heroes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 2, 2022

    This is shaping up to be one hell of an event. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Aug 8, 2022

    The morose script and art of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3 captures the promise of a dark event storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Aug 3, 2022

    'Dark Crisis' #3 may be a book steeped in darkness as the heroes are suffering, but it doesn't mean there isn't the odd moment of hope. The Justice League is dead, Young Justice missing and Superman/Jon Kent's attempts at a recruitment drive failing, but not all is lost. Even though by the end of the issue it certainly feels the odds are staked against the good guys. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 2, 2022

    Overall, Dark Crisis #3 effectively pushes all the narratives of this event forward in intriguing ways. Joshua Williamson and Daniel Sampere are making the most of every page to put over how massive of an event Dark Crisis is. From the moments that create great hype to great dread it all works to keep you on your toes waiting for what is going to happen next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Aug 4, 2022

    I really enjoyed this. It still feels as though Williamson is slowly guiding us towards the big payoff, but he is doing it in a very entertaining way. You just feel that virtually everyone here, hero or villain, is being manipulated in some way by someone to do the things they are doing. Everything means something. Williamson is having a ball, having his characters chew scenery all over the place. Genuinely fun stuff. The art is as epic as it needs to be. Sampere uses a lot of panels on a typical page, but it never feels cluttered or hard to follow. Great layouts, lovely clean pencils, and just great visual design overall. A perfect creative team for this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter Aug 2, 2022

    The third issue of DARK CRISIS continues to juggle the plot lines rather well. The addition of the Green Lantern Corps ushers in more excitement for this event. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 2, 2022

    Everything ramps up this issue as more situations, characters, and drama take us on a journey into the dark where hopefully our heroes can overcome instead of unraveling..... but with some of the interactions here, it looks like many won't be able to deal with being a superhero after this event is over. We've got great art throughout and a cliffhanger that I can't wait to get back to. Thankfully, Dark Crisis finally feels like it's begun. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 2, 2022

    Sampere delivers some great art throughout the issue. Sampere is given the opportunity to play with a lot of the toys in the toy box visually and I love the way the characters look. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Aug 2, 2022

    DARK CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #3 pulls out some big reveals and lands some heavy plot threads clearing up some story beats well. Nevertheless, a few of the explanations, as well as characters in the limelight fall a bit flat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 5, 2022

    Dark Crisis #3 came out this week and was another sort of deliberately paced issue nudging us towards what is supposed to be a multiverse changing storyline. I am still a little befuddled about what exactly is going on here but I suppose there is still time for this series to turn the corner and reveal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 8, 2022

    Dark Crisis #3 is even more set up, but its well done. Williamson paces the whole thing well, and the art looks great. The issue sometimes feels like its hitting the right parts to make DC fans happy, so if someone is a DC fan, theyll love it. One definitely has to be sold on Dark Crisis to like this issue, so if thats the case, then it works. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 8, 2022

    This book was to have the first appearance of the Red Canary, and she does appear, though blink and you may miss her. Middle point of the story and the heroes are still licking their wounds. I do sometimes worry about continuity, given the amount of character who have their own books and stories; can Nightwing spend this much time away from Bldhaven? Overall though, I am in for the ride. lets see where it ends. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 3, 2022

    Dark Crisis #3 is an improvement I think. The series is getting going as we see the various narratives play out. Still, this is an event where it feels like the individual issues won't stand out as much as the story as a whole. We'll see if that's true as it continues but so far, improvement is good. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Aug 2, 2022

    Dark Crisis #3 is another solid entry, but it does have a few hiccups along the way when it comes to pacing and accessibility. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Aug 4, 2022

    Despite its uneven plot, Dark Crisis #3 is an important issue. Don't skip on it. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 4, 2022

    Hopelessness pervades the book, but the return of the JSA and the implication that the League isn't quite dead yet help, as does energetic art from Sampere and company. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Aug 4, 2022

    No, I don't recommend this book. At all, to anyone. I think its existence is entirely derivative of DC's least creative impulses, and I think it's made by committee (convenient that Black Adam is so relevant all of a sudden!). It's devoid of any heart, existing for the sake of the mighty plot, the great continuity that lost me years ago with Dark Nights: Death Metal. Read Full Review

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