Justice League Dark #3

Justice League Dark #3

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 23, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.1Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

What is Madame Xanadu's plan? And why is she urging Shade the Changing Man to recruit a killer? One by one, our anti-hero misfits are drawn inexplicably to each other... While John Constantine aids Zatanna in escaping a town destroyed by magic, June Moon seeks help from Deadman. But in the end, will any of it be enough to escape the dark clutches of the insane and powerful Enchantress?

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Nov 28, 2011

    This is one of those books that will remain on the fringe but should really grab hold of a core of devoted fans. I'm quickly finding out that I am definitely in that core group of fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 28, 2011

    While the book focuses heavily on these three characters to good effect, it touches on others as well while bookending the whole thing with the Enchantress in a positively creepy way. It also works the story involving Zatanna and John Constantine together, highlighting their relationship and the way it's been over the years. With the way that superheroes are still relatively new to the modern world, I hope we keep getting nods about the supernatural element being there for many years prior to that in the shadows. Bringing Constantine in here is still the most awkward element of the book, but I love the bits involving his and Zatanna's past. There's a lot to like here and Justice League Dark really continues to be one of my top five books of the relaunch. This issue builds events more and defines the cast better while whetting our appetites for everyone working as a group. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 23, 2011

    Mikel Janin's work is stronger than it was in issue #2, mainly thanks to the decreased reliance on obvious photo-referenced material. Janin's inking style seems to vary with each scene, and some approaches are more effective than others. If this book could always look as moody and sharp as it does in Constantine's pages, it would be golden. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Dec 3, 2011

    The art has the required sense of darkness and impending doom but also doesn't have anything that really grabs the reader. This could be a standard detective-noir story if not for all the phantoms flyng around. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kitt Di Camillo Dec 1, 2011

    Special mention goes to colorist Ulises Arreola for having possibly the coolest name in history. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 23, 2011

    Still, "Justice League Dark" is fun, and this drop in quality shifts it down to only "good." That's not anything to be too worried about. It's still easily the best of the three Justice League comics, and the "Dark" line of DC in general continues to generate good comics. Bring on more Dark, please. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 27, 2011

    Darkness is all well and good, but an occult title needs more than that to truly sing. Besides, the issue suffers from underwhelming writing, short-selling character work, plot development, and backstory for viscerally grim scenes. Read Full Review

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