Daily Archives: November 22, 2011

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Variant coverJustice League #3
“Justice League, Part Three”
Writer: Geoff Johns
Pencils: Jim Lee
Inks: Scott Williams
Colors: Alex Sinclair, Hi-Fi & Gabe Eltaeb
Letters: Patrick Brosseau
Cover artists: Lee & Williams (regular)/Greg Capullo & Jonathan Glapion (variant)
Editor: Brian Cunningham
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $3.99 US (comic only)/$4.99 US (digital combo pack)

I wasn’t planning on writing a full of review of one of DC’s New 52 comics so soon after my New 52 Review Project in September (give or take a few days on either end of the month), but after reading this third issue of DC’s flagship title, I was struck by a number of thoughts and realized I could assemble a review easily. There are a number of elements in this comic book that are a lot of fun. The visuals are dynamic and exciting, and Johns’ take on Wonder Woman boasts a lot of personality and attitude. That being said, the storytelling overall is flawed. The pacing is slow, a key element just doesn’t fit in this context and too many pages are dedicated to splashes. The decompressed storytelling is quite frustrating, and it’s too bad, because using Darkseid as the catalyst and antagonist for the title team’s first adventure/mission is a great idea.

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