Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Injustice: Year Three #3 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Mike S. Miller
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 14, 2014

Gone, Gone Form of Man

Injustice: Year Three has been magical.  Okay, you can shoot me now for that awful pun, but it's true.  As Constantine reminds us this week, Superman's less famous weakness is magic so it's no surprise that Batman has aligned himself with a who's who of DC Dark characters.  It makes it so cool, but also so different from Years One and Two.  However, returning characters such as Harley Quinn and a gruesome death remind us that as much as things change, they still stay the same.

The issue opens with Superman and Sinestro trying to find out information on their missing comrades.  It shows that Superman may be willing to do horrible things to get his way, but really nails in the point that Sinestro continues being the evil yellow bird whispering in the Man of Steel's ear.  Tom Taylor does such a great job showing little cracks of humanity in Superman's armor that have been missing in the earlier parts of this book and also the pure evil that is Sinestro.

We then head to the Tower of Fate to visit with Harley Quinn.  She has been one of the highlights of the entire run and Tom Taylor continues the trend by mixing hilarity with a touching moment.  Harley has lost so much since this book began and we see here that she hasn't forgotten any of them.

Then the book shifts to a grim gathering at Jason Blood's house.  This is the who's who I spoke about and Mike S. Miller nails every character here.  Constantine, Klarion, Jason Blood, Zatanna and so much more.  With all these magical heavyweights, it's cool that Detective Chimp steals the scene.  When Harvey Bullock wants to throw in the towel, it's the good Detective that inspires him with a speech that really hits home.  Then something bad happens.  Something really bad.  If you've been reading Year Three, you know that Constantine has sensed a magical Big Bad that has him running scared.  Well, we get to see who it is.  You'll instantly know why Constantine was so worried.

I'm not worried about Year Three at all.  It is so good and this new mix of characters has really been a breath of fresh air.  I know we are only three issue in, but this is the strongest start to any Year.  I can't wait to see what happens next.

Mike S. Miller does such a great job here.  The varied characters all look great with the standout being Detective Chimp who is simply awesome.  The last page is a jaw dropper.

Bits and Pieces:

Year Three continues to impress.  The shift to the magical side of the DCU has made this book so fresh, but Tom Taylor ends by reminding us this is still Injustice after all.  Mike S. Miller does a great job with all the characters and I simply cannot wait until next issue. Highly Recommended.



  1. This chapter was great. One thing I'm wondering about is who Superman may recruit to his side in order to counter Constantine's army of magic users. Trigon? Neron? Something worse?

    1. the guy who ended the issue is pretty major. My guess is Sinestro will convince Superman to go over-the-top bad to take care of things.