Justice League of America #3

Writer: Bryan Hitch Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 26, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 10
7.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Churches of Rao are being built all over the world. A new world religion has appeared seemingly overnight. Sick people are healed. The world suddenly knows peace. So whats wrong with this picture? The Justice League is about to violently find out.

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Aug 28, 2015

    Justice League of America works because it wins on so many levels. It's entertaining, action packed, intelligent, mysterious, and daring all at once, without ever feeling too crowded or convoluted with noise. It's clear Hitch had a distinct vision coming into this, and it shows in execution. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Aug 26, 2015

    Another strong issue with the right blend of plot, character and surprises. No clear missteps yet as this arc moves forward continuing to entertain on the epic scale. It's a fun read that isn't inaccessible to a new reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Aug 26, 2015

    Picking up on themes explored recently in Geoff Johns' "Men of Tomorrow" arc in Superman (not to mention J. Michael Straczynski's Superman: Earth One and the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice notes it inspired), Hitch couches his ponderings in some heavy-hitting action as well. Operating three concurrent storylines that all promise to intersect at some point, Hitch has not let us down in thus run so far, and shows no signs of doing it any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 27, 2015

    Under writer / artist Bryan Hitch, we're seeing the "real" Justice League of America - which is to say, a team that, like the original version of the team, is absolutely unencumbered by continuity concerns. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Aug 27, 2015

    Justice League of America continues to be a fun new take on the classic team, as despite The Darkseid War being much more captivating, this series could easily one day surpass it's more established counterpart. So be sure to pick this up at your local comic book store, as you'll be sorry if you miss it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Aug 27, 2015

    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3 effectively deepens its mystery, putting action in the backseat and letting the plot pivot around character choices. It remains to be seen if that will give way to the usual timey-wimey comic book stuff, but I will certainly be remaining to see it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Sep 1, 2015

    Hitch gives a message that is clear, powerful, and cruel. Hope is an illusion. God's are monsters. Truth lies in bitterness and suspicion. It is a message many will agree with. But it is also a message depending on a sprawling tangle of plot elements that often seem to be secondary to the overwhelming theme. There is great power in despair. In confusion and incoherence, not so much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Aug 28, 2015

    For me, this is the beauty of comic books " true works of art and literature that allow us to gain perspective. Faith, hope, and love are not relegated to the religious, but belong to humanity. And, this story arch continued in JLA #3 is giving us a chance to work out what it means to be truly human. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Aug 26, 2015

    If you're looking for a DC book to read, JLA is recommended. It's only three issues in and has been a blast so far. The art of Bryan Hitch may be a huge selling point, but the writing and story has been good so far too. The colors by Alex Sinclair rock and add so much to the pencils by Hitch. This is a book for people who like epic stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Aug 26, 2015

    While the presentation of the story is sometimes lacking in direction, it is not necessarily to the detriment of the story. Instead the story here feels like one of the late days of the Silver Age of the Justice League of America. It hols together pretty well, but it equally seems to be somewhat of the serialized concept of telling the story and then forgetting about it. For those who are fans of superheroes, this might hit the mark, but compared to some other stories involving modern heroes, it also might seem a bit commonplace, not really trying to be much more than what it is. For better or worse that is the defining characteristic of this series so far, at least until the creative team decides that it is time to prove otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Russ Whiting Aug 26, 2015

    Not bad. Strong artwork and an interesting storyline" that's unfolding at a sluggish pace after this issue. There are plenty of questions raised, which is always good, but we need to start getting more answers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 29, 2015

    Bryan Hitch is back with the next chapter of his JLA epic. This one slows down a little bit, but the tension is building, and he's going to great lengths to find something for all of the Leaguers to do. This isn't just Superman or Batman's show. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Ed Aug 30, 2015

    Justice League of America is starting to feel like the universe-spanning story that it seemed it would be initially. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Aug 31, 2015

    This latest issue of "JLA" doesn't compare to Hitch's best work and his story is only slightly engaging so far. If you're looking for a popcorn comic with little substance, this issue might be an attractive buy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Aug 28, 2015

    Justice League of America #3 is an issue that has a cool plot and some neat ideasbut Hitch's technical writing skills are so lacking that we never get to enjoy the full potential of this story. I love this roster of characters in all of their classic glory. And I want so badly to recommend this title. But, given the expensive cover price and the numerous other superior super hero comics currently being published I just cannot recommend spending your money for this issue. Hitch's Justice League of America may be a comic that is better served reading in trade format if at all. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 27, 2015

    More and more, this is becoming a comic that hinges on the strength of Hitch's epic, widescreen storytelling. Inconsistent facial work notwithstanding, the art is pretty breathtaking. But is that really enough? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Aug 28, 2015

    Overall this was kind of a stale issue with only a few moments of excitement…and almost no action whatsoever. Although I feel this issue may prove integral in the overall story, this is definitely a low point in the series thus far. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 26, 2015

    This book is all over the place and nothing is really being explained as we move along.  I mean, going in it initially looks like you'll be dealing with a lot of development, but by the end you realize that the story is at a standstill and that the most interesting part of the book doesn't feature the Justice League at all.  Having both writing and penciling duties seems to be hurting Bryan Hitch's style and since we're still dealing with setup to things that we don't understand, it may be hurting the writing as well.   Read Full Review

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