Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Injustice: Year Three #3 Review

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo and Vicente Cifuentes
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 7, 2014


Injustice: Year Three continues with more of Constantine.  The guy goes from Hell and back again...literally and while you can't trust him as far as you can throw him, his heart seems to be in the right place.  He's making deals with demons and riding shotgun with Batman and Detective Chimp.  Tom Taylor ups the humor big time, and Redondo and Cifuentes' art is magical.

John Constantine is having a Hell of a time.  The issue opens with him working a deal with Trigon.  Trigon owns a part of Constantine's soul (which is explained quite comically) and John knows where Raven is being held.  You'd think the deal is for his soul, but Constantine seems more intent to gain Trigon as an ally against Superman.

Afterwards, Constantine meets with Batman and the two hop in a taxi with...Detective Chimp!  Batman and Detective Chimp are so great together and seeing them sitting in the cab would make a dead man (and hopefully Deadman) laugh his ass off.  Constantine and his driver pal, Chaz agree and it's such a great moment.

When they reach their destination it's a huge surprise, but fits who Constantime is so well.  He's a guy that plays every angle he can, but he's really playing with fire here.  I'm not sure how it's going to end up, but Constantine has made this war personal on a couple of fronts and he wants Superman bad.

Injustice has been one of my favorite books since it debuted and while I really enjoyed Year Two, Tom Taylor is knocking it out of the park in Year Three.  Maybe it's the fresh characters or the dead on humor, but if you ask me, it's both.  The emphasis on the magical (and humorous) side of the DCU is paying off big time.

Bruno Redondo is joined by Vicente Cifuestes this week and everything looks outstanding.  A huge shoutout to Rex Locus for his excellent color work as well.

Bits and Pieces:

Tom Taylor has done the impossible by making me like Injustice even more.  The empahasis on the magical side of things and the increased humor has given new life to a book that was already great.  Bruno Redondo and Vicente Cifuentes' art is icing on the cake that is another super issue.  I can't see anyone reading this and not falling instantly in love with it.  It's that good.


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