Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3

Event\Storyline: Justice League vs. Suicide Squad Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Ardian Syaf Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 4, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 46
7.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Belle Reve Penitentiary. Headquarters of Task Force X, home to the worst super-criminal scum in the DC Universe and new residence of...the Justice League?! The Suicide Squad delight in showing Earth's greatest heroes how the other side lives, and you'd better believe the Justice League needs to be restrained to hear the terrible secret Amanda Waller has to tell them.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jan 4, 2017

    Justice League Vs Suicide Squad #3 is a great read! You have plenty of action, plenty of heroes and villains, and just when you think it couldn't get any better " it does! I'm looking forward to seeing exactly how Waller's Suicide Squad and the Justice League work together especially since the team's best two tacticians, Batman and Deadshot, are bitter enemies. Also I think there has to be more to Max Lord's plan than just simply killing Waller. Throughout the course of the issues Max is slowly enacting a plan piece by piece, and his own team has no idea what he's doing. He's keeping the master plan all to himself, and it seems that it may be revealed next issue as well. So far I'm enjoying the series and expecting the next one to be just as amazing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jan 5, 2017

    Overall, another knockout issue ofJustice League vs. Suicide Squad. We get a timeout from action for another serving of story, and it works. The characters are spot-on, and they look good too. While we've seen the two teams battle, it's about to turn into a triple threat match. I can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 4, 2017

    The moment that struck me the most, though, was Supermans reaction, when Amanda Waller reveals that Maxwell Lord is the one they need to be dealing with. There can be no doubt, from the intensity of his expression, that in this reality Max took control of Superman, the way he did back in Sacrifice storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Jan 6, 2017

    The most intriguing part of the two teams actually lies with newcomer Killer Frost and her take down of Superman back in the previous issue. That exploration of her actions and the realisation that she has undiscovered powers shows a depth to the character that develops her story in a great direction. But since we're currently halfway through the series,Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad #3 takes the back half of the issue to outline the larger looming threat that's on the horizon. The revelation towards the end of the book is at first a bit of a surprise – but it's also not a huge shock reveal either. Overall, this issue has it's genuinely unique points, and promises to deliver on bigger things further down the line. We're still impressed with how well executed this series is.. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Jan 4, 2017

    Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3 is a great continuation of the larger event, progressing the story, and giving some great character moments while introducing some new twists. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Jan 8, 2017

    Overall this issue was well written, beautifully drawn. Not only was it well crafted but, it works well as a stand-alone issue. I felt it had just the right amount of suspense to warrant checking out the next issue while being a solid read. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Earl Rufus Jan 4, 2017

    Justice League Vs Suicide Squad remains a fun event by keeping the scale small and a focus on the characters more than the battles. It does suffer a bit from uneven art at times. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 4, 2017

    While the transition to the real enemy could have been handled smoother, the team-up against Lord's team should deliver big time on the action front. This issue started to show some cracks in the crossover, but hopefully Williamson can rebound for issue #4. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Jan 4, 2017

    Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3 allows us a breather from the nonstop action. Filled with humour and quirks, it's an enjoyable read, even if it is exposition heavy at times. What it does really well is solidify Amanda Waller as a no-holds-barred manipulator who'll do anything to get and protect what she wants. In a world where we have the Joker, Lex Luthor and Maxwell Lord, Waller shows she's at the top of the food chain. I think it'll be particularly interesting to see the interaction between the first Suicide Squad and the current one"maybe the Justice League was roped in purely to protect her from her own assembled groups teaming up on her. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Spfcderon Jan 4, 2017

    Justice League vs. Suicide Squadcontinues to satisfactorily unfold with revelations that are informative and exciting as the story progresses. The artwork is very well done as it continues almost the same style as the last two issues which allows the reader to concentrate on the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 4, 2017

    Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad #3 gives readers a lot to look forward to when as usual Waller is getting a reality check as to what happens when she loses control. Control is everything to her, and not everyone is welcoming to this. Overall, Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad is shaping up to be worthy as a stepping stone for what Rebirth has to offer from the DC Universe at large. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Jan 4, 2017

    Although not as action packed as the first two issues, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3 more than makes up for it by giving background on Max Lord’s team but also finally explains why they all want Amanda Waller dead. Josh Williamson seems to be at home with these characters, and even though it can be difficult with so many to give everyone their time in the spotlight, he achieves this splendidly by making sure no time is wasted on any character and each does something to advance the story. The artwork by Jesus Merino and Alex Sinclair continues to be strong, directing the flow of the story as much as any bit of dialogue. With a bombshell reveal at the end and a major battle on the horizon, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3 is an issue you will not want to put down and leave you clamoring for the next issue until its release. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Jan 4, 2017

    Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3 keeps the momentum of the series going strong in another enjoyable issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Leroy Dee Jan 8, 2017

    This issue is really just set up for the real fight, which is Superman vs Lobo (the REAL Lobo, not that new 52 crap version). The entire book is really promo material for new readers to jump in. You don't need an extensive knowledge of these characters, or even how Superman knows Maxwell Lord. Don't expect some deep introspective story that will change your perspective on life, just read it and enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 9, 2017

    An okay issue of the two teams meeting, though one is better written than the other. The visuals are also just fine. Given the hype of these two groups, one would expect the story and visuals to be a bit stronger. Worth checking out if you're a fan of any character in this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comicsverse - Anika Hossain Jan 4, 2017

    Overall, JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD #3 does not have much to offer in terms of action. Rather than seeing the two teams head to head, it seems that the Justice League and the Suicide Squad are going to team up and fight for a common cause. Nonetheless, I am hoping to see more action unfold in the upcoming installments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Jim Remolde Jan 6, 2017

    The issue was decent but its purpose here was more for exposition than action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Jason Segarra Jan 4, 2017

    Still, now that the actual action of the story is set in motion (and the thin pretext needed to get the two super teams to work together has already been established) things are progressing in a decent enough direction. Hopefully things will pick up after the slow start. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 4, 2017

    This chapter of our first Rebirth event came off the weakest so far and that's because there really wasn't anything for our characters to do except get caught up on the current situation that we the readers already know about and for our villains of the book to go to one place only to find out they have to go to another.  Just not a lot of anything going on here and while I did enjoy Jesus Merino's art in this issue, it just seemed to be a step down from what we've been getting previously. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Pop Break - Mark Henely Jan 4, 2017

    When it all comes down to it, this fight has proven nothing, except that the Squad COULD win. Not that they would always win, but at least once. And those are better odds than people had previously given them. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jan 5, 2017

    Maybe the second half of this event will drastically change the game and there'll be surprises abound, but right now it feels a lot like Night of the Monster Men did when we kept hoping there was more to it, only to find out this is all it is. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jan 4, 2017

    What is the point of this crossover? I know it will have implications for future series, and perhaps for the larger DC Universe going forward, but I can't help but feel like those goals would have been better served in the normal flow of other books (look at how they're going to handle Batwoman'sRebirth, for example).Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3 can't hide behind high-end artwork like its predecessors, and with the mask off, there isn't anything left to get me excited about this event. I hope we see a massive uptick in quality for the second half, but I'm not holding my breath. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 4, 2017

    After such a strong start, it's disappointing to see Justice League vs. Suicide Squad hit such a rough patch. Part of that is due to the decline in visual quality, but it's mainly the fact that the plot momentum reaches a screeching halt in this chapter. Issue #3 may introduce a few necessary plot twists and character moments, but it doesn't do nearly enough to stand out. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 4, 2017

    It's perhaps not surprising that a third issue of a six-issue miniseries might show signs of bloat, but here's hoping that with this exposition out of the way, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad can pick up a bigger head of steam moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jan 4, 2017

    Among the clunky dialogue and lackluster artwork, with not one, not two, but three superteams to keep track of, the whole thing is an utter mess to behold. Read Full Review

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