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Justice League #3 Review - by Robbie Rowe

Rating: 5 of 5

Writer: Scott Snyder

Artist: Jorge Jimenez

Justice League #3 Review


Robbie Rowe

Nothing has let me down in the last 2 issues of Scott Snyder’s Justice League. That continues with this issue, which was simply fantastic from beginning to end, even though the end was a little predictable given what was came right before it.

Justice League is usually centred around the most powerful superheroes of the DC universe and for this lineup, it consists of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the shape shifting telepath Martian Manhunter/J’Onn J’Onnz, the reincarnated mace wielding Hawkgirl; fastest man alive Barry Allen/Flash.

John Stewart/Green Lantern, who can create constructs with his mind thanks to his ring; half-man, half-machine hero Victor Stone/Cyborg and master of the seas, Arthur Curry/Aquaman. Apart from Cyborg, Aquaman and Flash being Barry Allen instead of Wally West, the current lineup matches the original lineup of Justice League The Animated Series.

The first arc follows on from the Justice League destroying the Source Wall in Dark Knights Metal, a wall holding off some of the darkest terrors of the universes, mysteries few have any idea about. Dangers that even the dangerous, the cruel, like Sinestro, respect and fear. One such danger, the one Sinestro feared many, many years ago, before he had his own self-named corps of fear, is the Ultraviolet Spectrum.

Wonder Woman was Ultraviolet Lantern!

The Ultraviolet Spectrum’s all about negative emotions, the ones we don’t like to think about. These aren’t greed, fear, or anger, but less common emotions. I’m personally not quite sure what these are so far, going by what they introduced briefly last issue and explored further this issue. But this Spectrum and therefore the Ultraviolet Corps meant very bad things for most of the Justice League and will certainly continue to in issue 4!

Four members of the League, Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl, Batman, Superman and Martian Manhunter, have travelled very far into the universe to meet a new being named the Totality, which has just entered thanks to the Source Wall’s destruction. In the 1st issue, the vote for the team was down to whether to destroy this new, potential danger, or let it live in case this creature could save their universe from destruction.

The art was very, very nice and suited the explosive action, the new concepts introduced like the Totality and the Ultraviolet Spectrum and especially the crafty, dangerous and creepy group of Lex Luthor’s villains, the Legion of Doom. What they have in store for the League and indeed, the DC universe, is not gonna be pretty – but it sure is gonna be fun.