Publisher: DC Comics
Writers: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Art: Howard Porter
Letters: Sal Cipriano
Cover: Howard Porter w/Hi-FI
Review by Scott Keys
After the events of issue 2, what will the league do? One member dead, another missing, and the rest sent to Takron-Galtos; things definitely look bleak for the League!
This issue, we finally start to see the Trinity being more cooperative with one another (albeit begrudgingly), as they realize that Takron-Galtos, the planet they were exiled to at the end of issue 2, is a large prison planet. Upon their arrival, they of course are still confrontational, and subsequently get captured by the prison guards. We then get to see that Locus is keeping GL like a little bird in a gilded cage (and how unstable she is!). As the Trinity is shackled and being lead by Aaban Tariq, one of the head prison guards, they find out Takron-Galtos’ dirty little secret – it’s Earth! We then catch a glimpse of the twins trying to figure out what to do next (even making a new Flash!). And finally, we see Ariel, the so called “mother” of this version of the League. She’s been on the run from the Five, never staying in one place for too long, but when Tariq shows her the handiwork of the twins, she can’t help her curiosity & decides to go to Takron-Galtos to see them first-hand. Of course the Five now know where she is, and where she’s going to be!
Each issue of this title gets better and better! Giffen & DeMatties are giving us a truly unique look at the League, and keep us guessing as to their true origins. With the introduction of Ariel, it looks like we’ll get even more answers next issue, and I can’t wait to see what happens next! And don’t get me started on Porter’s art! Superb! Beautiful! Need I go on, or do you get that I like it a lot?
Justice League 3000 #3 upped the stakes, gave us some answers, and most importantly, gave us even more questions. What is Locus going to do with Hal? What is the Trinity going to do when they meet their “mother?” What will happen to Ariel when she arrives on Takron-Galtos? I have to say that this is the issue that cemented this book on my pull, and issue 4 can’t come soon enough! If you want a fresh take on the League or just want to try something that is familiar but very different, give Justice League 3000 a try!
Art: 5 / 5
Story: 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5
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