Justice League #3

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jim Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 16, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 39
8.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee continue to make history as they unleash the amazing Amazon, Wonder Woman, who joins the battle against a bizarre threat! And the not-yet World's Greatest Heroes need all the help they can get! This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Dec 9, 2011

    Geoff Johns does a great job balancing the different characters in the stories. In this book, he nails all the characterizations, and moves the plot forward extremely well. Jim Lee does a fantastic job with the art. He captures each characters look in great detail, and brings his usual dynamism to his art style. These two are working quite well, and I hope they stay on for the long run. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Nov 17, 2011

    Wonder Woman's bit was also enjoyable and I can certainly say that if this continues, I'll really go back to getting singles again rather than wait for the release of the trade paperback or hardcover for this book. Heck, we even get to see a new retconned origin for Cyborg as well as a glimpse of Darkseid. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Nov 21, 2011

    Whatever the case may be, Darkseid is certainly coming in full throttle and without mercy…and the team couldn't be LESS prepared. Much like what Dwayne McDuffie and James Robinson tried to do with the League before the reboot, (and failed) Johns and Lee are bringing a team together and allowing them to grow as a unit. There'll be punches thrown, and obviously leadership issues, but this is going to turn into something truly great and memorable! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 17, 2011

    What a delight to see the Justice League back at the top of DC's line. After too many years of being treated like the proverbial red-haired stepchild, its good to see this comic where it belongs - as the flagship title for the company and one of the best comics out there today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - John Barringer Nov 23, 2011

    Sidenotes: Welcome Sarah Charles and Thomas Morrow back to the DCU and I'd be curious how many times Aquaman has introduced himself in comics by splashing out of the water. Still awesome though, anxious to see more of him next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Nov 22, 2011

    Supplementary issues aside, this book is really giving me what I want. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Nov 16, 2011

    There's a boatload of funny moments and lots of action in this comic so you're gonna get your money's worth. Especially if you enjoy these 2-page spreads of the heroes kicking heads in. Wonder Woman's debut action shot is especially cool. And it appears that even in this New 52 universe these heroes who claim to not kill continue to make exceptions for robots and aliens that don't look human. So look forward to seeing Superman knock off a few limbs. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 26, 2011

    Jim Lees work is messy this issue. Theres a too much happening all at once and several reading are needed to capture all hes put in. Id suggest he cleans up and simplifies a bit. But then, his fans rally like his messy pages and that may not please them. But I read Justice League because I like the Justice League, not because of Jim Lee. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 17, 2011

    While I know what to expect in terms of structure overall going into this series, I didn't think I'd enjoy it quite as much as I am because of how the characters act the quirks that are showing through here. Some are more in your face than others, but it's all quite appealing as this team does come together at this point in time. It's not a guilty pleasure, it's just pure pleasure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 16, 2011

    JUSTICE LEAGUE continues to deliver the epic introduction of the team. Geoff Johns and Jim Lee are the dream team and it's great seeing the two of them introduce us to this new DC Universe. Johns is crafting out who the characters are and establishing what their relationships will be like while Lee beautifully (and gracefully) depicts all the action. I might be a little impatient and while it's understandable that this is still setting everything up, I'm ready for the big action (or maybe I should say bigger action). The Justice League fighting a horde of parademons is fun to see but we all want to see them go up against Darkseid. Johns and Lee are almost teasing us with the suspense and spectacular scenes. It's pretty safe to say that it's all going to hit the fan next issue in terms of action. Let's hope Johns and Lee are on board for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Nov 24, 2011

    The mysterious winged creatures have started their invasion as the sword-wielding Wonder Woman joins the ranks of The League. Plus : Witness the birth of (dramatic pause) Cyborg? Wasnt he originally in the Teen Titans? Whatever. This series is finally starting to pick up. Written by Geoff Johns and pencilled by Jim Lee. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 21, 2011

    There are quite a few casual references scattered throughout (including Professor Ivo and T.O. Morrow) longtime fans of DC Comics should catch, and new fans should note. And in my favorite panel, Johns gives us a great reaction when the Flash realizes that Batman doesn't actually have any powers. Must-Read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Nov 16, 2011

    Justice League is meant to be DC's blockbuster action title, and Justice League #3 delivers on that promise. The overall plot is moved forward ever so slightly here, but you probably won't mind because you get to see your favorite heroes tearing bad guys apart in fine fashion. While not perfect, Justice League continues to be a solid superhero series telling the origin of DC's finest heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 17, 2011

    The story doesn't quite succeed in achieving the epic tone it so obviously wants to have, but it's all the more enjoyable for its straightforwardness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Erica D. Peterman Nov 29, 2011

    Since this comic is at the top of the relaunch bill, I'm a little disappointed that that it hasn't contained more surprises. But maybe it isn't Johns' and Lee's goal to reinvent the genre. If the plan is simply to entertain, then Justice League #3 hits the mark. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 19, 2011

    As the team comes together Justice League finally becomes the big blockbuster comic book it should be. Justice League #3 did a great job balancing out the various personalities in this book with a lot of action. Getting to see the team finally come together was a lot of fun to see as each one of them gets some time to shine, especially the two new members of the team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Nov 19, 2011

    Three months in, and Justice League is still the one DC itle that I look forward to reading each time I see it my pile. Yes it is another take on the heroes meeting for the first time, but this time, Johns seems to understand where the interpersonal and external conflicts are coming from, and is using those as the catalyst to tell the story. I'm sure in the hands of Johns and Lee, the conclusion of this arc is going to be epic. There are a few concerns over art and killing the enemy in a violent manner that bothers me a bit, but overall Justice League #3 is still worthy of 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 16, 2011

    Anyway, Justice League #3 is finally getting to what we wanted out of this book in the first place. However, it has yet to manage anything completely awesome, even though Wonder Woman's splash page was as close as it's gotten. Hopefully it'll keep getting better from here, and eventually get us jazzed about the heavy hitters again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 16, 2011

    It's nice to see "Justice League" solidifying as the series progresses. The creative team is looking much stronger than their first effort, and I'm starting to feel like "Justice League" is in the right hands. This is a promising latest installment, and I'm starting to look forward to new issues. It looks like there is Justice in this world, after all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 18, 2011

    Despite growing pains, the heroes are working better as a team. This book is mostly action, action and more action. The last seven pages show a GL sketchbook and extract of “The Secret History of Atlantis” by David Graves which is a complete waste of time. Nothing really compelling came out of this issue but certainly nothing bad either. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Nov 22, 2011

    Ultimately, the biggest problem is the plot is unfolding too slowly. We know where the story is headed: a confrontation with Darkseid, the formation of a team, the rise of a new hero. There's no tension in the story, no suspense, just the sense we're having to wait and wait and wait. I'm reminded a little of the experience of reading the first few issues of Fear Itself, in which the audience kept watching hammers fall from the sky but never seeing any forward movement in the plot. I really Read Full Review

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