Justice League of America #3

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Diogenes Neves, Ruy Jose, Marc Deering Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 29, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 22
6.7Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

"THE EXTREMISTS" part three! The Extremists now control a nation, and within its borders, all is ordered and protected - all but free will. But how do seven people, even the JLA, fight an entire country? And even if they could, no one can truly prepare for the catastrophic design Dreamslayer has in store for reality itself.

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Mar 30, 2017

    The scene between the Ray and Dreamslayer is also quite interesting. I have always found Dreamslayer the most interesting of the Extremists, and this incarnation carries that on. His motivations do not precisely line up with those of Lord Havok, but will that make Dreamslayer an asset to the League, or a greater danger to come? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Mar 29, 2017

    Justice League of America #3 was truly enjoyable. The writing was solid and the art, exquisite. Lord Havok is portrayed as amore politically-minded villain. He threatens to wield his considerable power, but leverages it to gain political allies. Each Extremists is locked upwith their Justice League counterpart. Some fight valiantly; others seem swayed from Havok's ideology. The action and intrigue heat up as the story arch reaches its zenith. Dreamslayer is a very intriguing character I look forward to seeing again. The story is progressing well, but it remains to be seen which Extremists turns on Havok and how the League is being shaped by this initial encounter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Apr 3, 2017

    It isn't often you see superheroes as agents of righteous political action. It is rarer still to see that happen with an actual good and resonant story. But, thankfully Justice League of America #3 does just that and even puts the heroes in an even more interesting story position for next month. Steve Orlando, Ruy Jose, Marc Deering, Diogenes Neves and Hi-Fi have put the "justice" in "social justice" and made it look and read oh so cool along the way. The League may be losing ground to Havok now, but Justice League of America #3 puts them on the map in a big way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Selby Mar 31, 2017

    JLA continues to be an engaging team book thats coming into its own with each issue. Its worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 1, 2017

    While I'm still not fully on board with this book in some ways as I'm not sure what I expected from it, I'm definitely enjoying it as a way every couple of weeks to get some fun team action with characters that I like. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 29, 2017

    Action packed issue that delves a bit into a villain and sets up a new type of battle for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 29, 2017

    The story continues to be promising and there are some really good moments in this issue that push the limits of the characters and their motivations while also humbling them amongst the people they are trying to save. The artwork is really good with great backgrounds and scale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 29, 2017

    I like Orlando's plotting, I love this array of characters, and I'm even impressed at how well they've rehabilitated the 90's joke-villains (or at least grimdark parody villains) that were The Extremists into something truly complex and intimidating. Justice League Of America #3 hits a sweet spot for me, delivering on character interaction, giving the action grounding and consequences and most of all making for an entertaining reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Carl Hamlin Mar 29, 2017

    Issue by issue this book is getting better, my biggest complaint is that can we get a set art team? Three issues plus the Rebirth and different art teams on each one? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 30, 2017

    Justice League of America is slowly carving out its niche, but it needs to improve its pacing and stop spinning its wheels. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 29, 2017

    While this issue looked great through and through, the substance of the book comes off a bit light for what we're dealing with.  I mean, here we have a potential war inciting situation, but there doesn't really seem to be any real consequences to anything our heroes do and beyond that, there really isn't a lot for our heroes to do overall, except for show up where they're suppose to be so we can forget about them.  This series is still a bit off for me but hopefully after this arc has concluded it will pick up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Mar 29, 2017

    It's an interesting play, although Lobo's presence in this book still doesn't make any sense. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Mar 29, 2017

    After the disappointing start to the series, Justice League of America #3 is an improvement - even if it's a small one. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Mar 31, 2017

    Justice League of America continues to misfire, and it doesn't appear to have any hope of course correction in the near future. It's not a terrible book, it's just so for from meeting its potential that it makes reading it even more frustrating. Logistics and details are left to the imagination for most of the plot threads, and the art will leave you wanting more. I'm not certain why DC is having so much trouble delivering quality Justice League books, but they need to figure it out. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 29, 2017

    After a promising start, it's disappointing to see Justice League of America stumble so hard and so quickly. None of the series' core strengths are on display in this issue, as Ivan Reis is again absent and too little attention is devoting to exploring the JLA group dynamic. At this point, the current arc needs to end so the series can hopefully get itself back on track. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 29, 2017

    Justice League is missing something to make it click. Right now it's floundering and just getting by on its name and hope the creative team can turn things around. At this point that optimism is seeming completely unfounded. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Apr 3, 2017

    If I didn't know any better, I'd say Steve Orlando literally doesn't understand Batman at all. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Mar 29, 2017

    This issue digs the series' grave one step further. A boring read and an uninspired story, coupled with disappointing art, made this issue a tough one to sit through. Read Full Review

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