Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Justice League Incarnate #3 Review


The MetaCurse

Writer: Dennis Culver, Joshua Williamson
Artist: Andrei Bressan, Todd Nauck, Ariel Olivetti, Nik Virella
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: January 5, 2022

Joshua Williamson is in charge of this big thing DC call Infinite Frontier, and I think he is up for the task.  He and Dennis Culver might not have put their best feet forward, but I have high hopes it will all hit big down the line.  Unfortunately, in the here and now, this Justice League Incarnate book feels like it could go off the rails at any second.  So let's talk about Justice League Incarnate #3...

Justice League Incarnate #3 begins with our characters scattered in the Multiverse.  It gives Williamson and Culver some room to have fun and the artists on board to stretch their muscles a bit.  The problem is I wasn't having as much fun reading it.

It's cool seeing all the characters and Earths, but it all boils down to what Calvin Ellis and Dr. Multiverse are doing, and what they are doing is so Grant Morrison-y that I'm surprised he didn't get a writing credit.  Like the last issue, this one screams, "did you like Morrison's Multiversity?  Good because here you go!"  I won't spoil it, but it's one of those dividing things that could make or break the series for you. 

I know it's hard to get character work for everyone in every issue with so many characters, but this issue has so much style over substance, and I am afraid it's getting away from Williamson and Culver.  Hey, I'm down with a fun, over-the-top romp, but this book is supposed to be more important than that, and I need it to start acting that way stat!  By the end of the issue, our heroes are in dire straights again, but at least they are together and fighting the good fight.

Bits and Pieces:

Justice League Incarnate #3 is about meta-spectacle, and while I like having fun as much as the next guy, I need Williamson and Culver to tighten the screws on this book quickly because it feels like it's about to fly off the rails.  Maybe I'm just looking for something that isn't there, but this should be the big book at DC Comics right now, but it sometimes doesn't feel like it knows that.


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