Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Justice League #3 Review



Ultra Violet Unleashed 


Written By: Scott Snyder
Art By: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez, Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 4, 2018


The world of DC Comics has become a strange place ever since the Source Wall was broken and that strangeness is coming in full effect with this series, where we learned in the previous issue that in order to achieve all the Totality has to offer, you first have to access the seven hidden forces of the Universe...... which just happen to become unlocked when the Source Wall is broken.  See there?  Domino effect.  Anyway, in the previous issue we saw that Lex Luthor and the Legion of Doom have already accessed the Still Force and the Ultra Violet Spectrum.  That's two down, let's see if any of the other forces are unlocked here.  Let's check it out.

For this issue of Justice League we put the other hidden forces of the Universe away for the moment and take a look at the Ultra Violet Spectrum with the majority of our Justice League, while our Totality bound heroes continue to explore there.  With that, like I said in my previous review, this series is walking a fine line of being over-written and there was a few parts of this issue that I was about to roll my eyes at, like the explanation about what the Ulta Violet Spectrum is and what its master Umbrax is and what he does, but for the most part this convoluted backstory actually led to a pretty decent cliffhanger in this issue that gets me excited for what's to come.


Overall, the art in this issue is as amazing as you've come to expect from Jorge Jimenez and while there's plenty for every member of the Justice League to do in this issue, I think we need to reel it back a bit because it's going to get harder and harder to keep track of what's going on in this book and while I'm no judge of what Scott Snyder can or cannot handle, I just get worried that the complexity and scope of the story he's trying to tell will get away from him.  Hell, I read a bunch of stuff with Superman and Martian Manhunter in this issue that I have no idea what's going on at all and while that seems to be the point this issue, I'm just afraid that we're going to get a lot more of that style of storytelling and that's not fun.  I like to know what I'm reading.


Bits and Pieces:

While Lex Luthor doesn't take center stage this issue like he has the last two, we have ourselves a complex story that does a lot of things and tries to convey a lot of ideas and while not all it works perfectly, what we get out of this is an interesting story that has some amazing art the whole way through.

7.5/10
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2 comments:

  1. I love evil suns, but I questioned why Ubrax isn’t Solaris. I did love the recognition that the moon is thrashed.

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  2. Good issue, had a question about John Stewart and weather or not his ring is now a hybrid green/Ultra ring like Guys used to be Red/Green for a short time. Or does his power come from his symbol that appears on his and sinestro hands? Art this issue was still great.
    7/10

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