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Review: Justice League United #3

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Posted by: Byron Brewer, Contributing Editor
07/12/2014 - 7:40pm | Updated: 19 weeks 4 days Ago
Writer: 
Jeff Lemire,
Pencils: 
Mike McKone,
Inks: 
Cam Smith and Guillermo Ortego,
Colors: 
Marcelo Maiolo and Andrew Dalhouse,
Letterer: 
Travis Lanham,
Cover: 
Mike McKone and Gabe Eltaeb,
Publisher: 
DC Comics
Price: 
$3.99
Release Date: 
July 9, 2014
Jeff Lemire brings the latest chapter of his first arc to a penultimate shocker in Justice League United #3.
 
Manipulating these B characters of the DC Universe in a wild but very interesting adventure between Alaska and the cosmos, Lemire has satisfactorily assembled a new arm of the Justice League franchise complete with boss (Martian Manhunter), serious and comedic relationships, and a very interesting new character (Equinox).
 
While everything has yet to come together, I really appreciate the retro route that Lemire is taking with these adventures. Shades of Len Wein or, going back, Gardner Fox and the feel of these stories as we have enough modern character scrutiny while at the same time a lot of superheroes going after the big-bads.
 
Of course, said battles have been brilliantly portrayed in the art and storytelling abilities of Mike McKone. The heroes are dramatically heroic, the aliens are very alien and I am loving being in DCU space.
 
This book is delightfully separated from the rest of the DCU and especially its Justice League franchise, and I couldn't be any happier. Marvelously fun read!