Review: Justice League vs Suicide Squad #3

jl_ssquad_cv3_dsIt’s going down!! Justice League vs Suicide Squad #3 is everything I wanted it to be and more. We all knew going into it that this was going to be like the Batman vs Superman battle royal until the two sides discovered there was a bigger bad on the loose that they would have to join forces to defeat. It was the twist that we all saw coming but, thanks to Joshua Williamson‘s great writing it still came as a huge surprise.

Issue three picks up with the Justice League under Amanda’s control and the Suicide Squad gloating at their victory. We also get clued into Amanda’s dirty little secret, her possible demise and a group that the two teams will have to join up to fight that makes our favorite baddies look like kittens. This issue was a well-written page turner that got my heart racing and had me flipping pages that weren’t there for at least 30 seconds, all in the hopes that the story would keep going. Williamson chose the perfect point to end this issue and I can not wait to see what happens in the next one.

Jesus Merino and Andy Owen‘s art work is pretty and dark and is consistent with the tone and story. It is beautiful to look at and feels like another character in the issue. He somehow manages to catch the ominous vibe that the combined groups new enemies have in his work.

Overall this issue was well written, beautifully drawn. Not only was it well crafted but, it works well as a stand-alone issue. I felt it had just the right amount of suspense to warrant checking out the next issue while being a solid read.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Jesus Merino and Andy Owen
Story: 8.9 Art: 8.7 Overall: 8.8 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review