Time to return to the future to see how the clone Justice League is doing. If you remember last month’s issue (one I didn’t review), they weren’t doing all that good. How about now though? Is it good?
Justice League 3000 #3 (DC Comics)
Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman have been teleported away to Takron-Galtos by the reality bending powers of Locus, who had also killed Flash and captured Green Lantern. As the three figure out what their next plan is, the Terry and Terri try to consider what their options are after that disastrous mission.
Just another friendly brother and sister chat.
As with the previous issues, this is a very packed and content heavy issue. No decompression or dragging the story out, just a comic that has a lot of story and progression in it. As someone who reads a lot of comics I (and I assume many others) appreciate that sort of thing and like that I’m getting my money’s worth. The story itself in Justice League 3000 #3 is good at following up on almost all the plotlines and characters so far, by balancing the amount of time each one gets and also making each one interesting. You want to see what the twins’ next plan of action is, you want to see how Green Lantern is doing, etc.
Continuing with that, the writing is still strong. Like I said, the story is well written and paced (though it can be slow in some parts, like with the twin scenes). The characters are fun to read and well characterized with unique personalities and traits, though their behavior and attitudes could still put people off (even if it would make sense as being clones with broken memories). The dialogue is enjoyable for the most part with a good sense of humor and able to help establish the characters. There is also still a good deal of world-building going on that’ll help flesh out the world and setting the story is taking place in, but perhaps a bit more backstory for the twins or Cadmus could be nice.
Will someone make up their mind!? I do I get to shoot you people or what?
The artwork delivered is still well done as better, with the exception of the occasional odd looking faces and expressions people have. The characters are well drawn, fully detailed and well designed, and are very expressive. The layouts are nice and diverse, while being easy to follow and well at letting the story flow without any abruptness. The world and backgrounds are beautiful, detailed excellently, and unique (the double page spreads for establishing shots are very well done). The coloring is also rather nice as well, like with the double page spreads or in Locus’ little hideout. It’s well done work in general.
Is It Good?
Justice League 3000 #3 is another good issue of the series with solid writing and great artwork. It has its problems, but nothing here that will hurt the book too much if one is open to the idea of imperfect Justice Leauge clones with fractured memories. Give it a shot and find out what you may be missing out on.