Justice League Infinity #3
Scheduled to arrive in stores: September 7, 2021
Cover date: November 2021
“The Crack’d Mirror” – Part Three (or “The Mirror Crack’d”)
Writer: J.M. DeMatteis and James Tucker
Penciller: Ethan Beavers
Inker: Ethan Beavers
Cover: Dan Mora
Reviewed by: James Lantz
[Note: The first two issues were titled “The Crack’d Mirror”. Yet, this one is, perhaps erroneously, called “The Mirror Crack’d”, hence my use of both in this review.]
Beings throughout the multiverse are disappearing from their respective worlds and being replaced by their counterparts in most cases. Martian Manhunter senses changes in the fabric of these dimensions as they happen. This crisis is huge, and the Justice League has its hands full with it. If they don’t find a solution that will save all that exists from utter oblivion.
The multiverse is going mad as the Superman of Earth-D arrives on Overman’s world while Superman remains. The two Men of Steel did not switch places. Wonder Woman has been replaced by remains of a dead version of herself. The Justice League must use the Infinity-1 Javelin, a ship designed by the Atom and Mister Terrific, to visit the source vortex in Metropolis. Martian Manhunter is able to track its cause while connected to the vessel’s artificial intelligence. The League is literally going into the unknown. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman finds herself on a desolate world where she finds none other than the tyrant known as Darkseid.
Story – 5: I have gotten less cynical about modern comics since I started reviewing the main “Justice League” book. There is some good new stuff out there even if I always return to the Bronze Age comics I grew up reading. However, I must say “Justice League Infinity #3” is the most fun I’ve had reading a comic in a very long time. It takes me back to the Timmverse and to the aforementioned time of my formative years when comics told fun stories without trying. This is a series worth re-reading a thousand times.
Art – 5: Like the story, the art is extremely impressive. It feels like “Justice League Unlimited” never left us with this series.
Cover Art – 5: This cover feels like a teaser trailer for a JLU episode I’ve been anticipating for a long time. The art rocks!
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