Justice League #3

Writer: Bryan Hitch Artist: Sandu Florea Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 17, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 38
6.8Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

"The Extinction Machine" part three! The hive-mind entities known as the Awakened take their vendetta against the Justice League to the next level by changing ordinary people into grotesque monsters bent on hunting down super-humans all over the world. Meanwhile, Superman journeys to the center of the earth to stop the catastrophic quakes that are taking lives all over the world.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 21, 2016

    Things go cosmic in this issue as two members fall before the Kindred. The action is good, the villains mysterious, and the visuals strong. This is what I want in a Justice League book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Aug 18, 2016

    This reader was engrossed in the story of Justice League #3. I was left with an eager anticipation of subsequent issues and resolution to the story arch. Justice League #3 is a wonderful stand alone issue that I believe will have center-piece significance in an eventual collected volume. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 17, 2016

    Its still just another middle chapter to the tale, with nothing resolved by the end. But Hitch seems to have more fun with the story, now that he is past the introductions and set-ups. The villains still arent that exciting, but the tale is fast paced, and a heart is given to the tale in the scenes with Superman, Lois and their son. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Aug 18, 2016

    The only real criticism I have for this issue and it's more a nitpick really given the nature of team books, but I wish that Hitch would have found some way to incorporate Aquaman into the fold. I understand that there are only twenty pages per chapter but seeing the rest other Justice League members have significant moments and Aquaman really do nothing that showcases why he's part of the Justice League other than he's the water guy. The arc isn't over so perhaps he's saving Aquaman's "moment" once the JL have completely assembled. Other than that, both Hitch and Daniel recaptured the quality from the first issue. Outside of all that, it was an epic issue of Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Jules Boyle Aug 17, 2016

    As launch stories go, this has got a lot going for it. Incomprehensible alien invasion? Accurate character portrayals? Widescreen action? Hopeless ‘do or die' scenarios? The world's greatest super-heroes?  Justice League is ticking all the boxes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Aug 19, 2016

    Bryan Hitch and Tony S. Daniel outdo themselves in this issue. How Hitch presents each League member tells me that he has finally found the voice of the individuals and that although this is a team book, it will not be written at the expense of each character. Daniel’s art is nothing short of top notch, and beyond the high expectations that he has set for himself. With the story finally taking off in issue #3, it seems that Hitch is now writing at a level that we all know he is capable of and what made the announcement that he would be helming this book so ex Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 17, 2016

    Justice League #3 is a fun issue, but we just can't help but wonder throughout… how are they going to solve this one? Hopefully the solution comes soon and all will become clear. The mystery might all be worth it. For now, the action is a fun read, but heavier plot elements need to bleed through soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 17, 2016

    The issue ends on a promising note that finally seems to be steering the story to a more focused action direction. Up to this point the League has just been randomly fighting The Kindred's minions. While it's fun watching the League cut loose, getting to the purpose of the fighting will make for a better read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Aug 19, 2016

    Justice League #3 does an amazing job of moving the story forward in an engaging manner, giving us some interesting revelations about the Kindred. That said as the creative team start to answer some nagging questions, the ask plenty of new ones, with the mystery being both enticing and at times frustrating. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Aug 23, 2016

    If the last issue utilised exposition to forward understanding, this issue of Justice League forwards the story as Bryan Hitch moves around pieces on the board and sets the scene for the bigger battles to come, placing all of the JLA in different places and scenarios all tethered to the strong, strange enemy that is the Kindred. With some moments of characterisation amidst the large scale action, keeping one foot on the ground within what is a very out there narrative, Justice League manages to be enjoyable and beautifully presented as the stakes continue rising in this opening arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 17, 2016

    There's certainly time for this story to come together, depending on what happens next - but so far, all it's doing is created a lot of puzzled readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Aug 17, 2016

    This issue is pretty much par for the course of Justice League since Rebirth to me, which isn't necessarily a good thing. While other series are trying new things and seeing what they can do, JL is content putting out some run-of-the-mill stuff the likes of which we've seen plenty of times before.It's not brilliant. It's not horrible. It's Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Aug 18, 2016

    Bryan Hitch's run on Justice League has gotten off to a shaky start, and while issue #3 by no means rights the ship, things at least get more interesting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Matthew J. Theriault Aug 17, 2016

    Indeed, some of the mysteries I'm finding to be genuinely fascinating. Such are not a sufficient crutch, and Justice League is still merely hobbling along"but credit where credit is due. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Normal Aug 17, 2016

    This whole thing will probably read much better in trade; you can tell that the individual parts do something amazing, but the whole of the opening arc isn't fully in focus. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Aug 17, 2016

    I'm still disappointed. There are definitely some marginal improvements in the script, but Hitch's delivery remains very clunky. The story beneath the storytelling intrigues me, but I still largely dislike the way it's conveyed. Daniel's subtle layout improvements help, even as his detail work continues to suffer (presumably) from tight deadlines; but the whole enterprise appears to be held back by Hitch's inability to trust his artists"even artists as capable as these. If you're going to buyJustice Leagueanyway, hang in there"I still think we'll see things turn around. But if you're on a tight budget, there are a number of other Rebirthtitles that will leave you much more satisfied, and you're better off catching up on this one later. Read Full Review

  • 4.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 17, 2016

    It's only taken Bryan Hitch a couple of issues to make this book a complete mess.  The story is paper thin and only seems intriguing because we aren't getting any information.  What we have gotten is confusing and uninteresting and makes me want to drop this book right now.  I just may do that. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Selby Aug 19, 2016

    This story continues to underwhelm. The action is great, but that's all this title seems to be good for. At this point I'm just hoping that this story line wraps up soon, along with it's writer. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Aug 17, 2016

    I'm generally disappointed with this issue. I think the premise is unique and I love the art but this issue still fell flat for me. Only one scene engaged me throughout the entire thing. I found everything else to be quite dull. It's not terrible but I still don't recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Larose Aug 24, 2016

    This might be harsh, but this story isn't unsalvageable. It only needs to remember why readers come to see tent pole superheroes in the first place. It's not because we're interested in seeing an action sequence or their super power or the villain of the week"we've come for the characters we remember and love. Read Full Review

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