Get ready to see some wild action and many of DC Comics’ best characters in this issue. This series, which was announced at SDCC, will now be called Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, so you’ll have to wait for the second print for it to have the new official dress logo. In this issue, we are reunited with much-missed heroes, a connection to the Great Darkness reveals itself, and we get more information on Pariah’s plans.
Green Lantern fans will love the fact that Hal Jordan is the leader of the charge against Pariah on this issue’s cover. Daniel Sampere’s Hal using his ring to construct the fallen Justice League is quite a sight. The cover also plays well to the issue. The series’ front covers are excellent and capture the essence of the issue well. There are quite a few covers to choose from in this series, so get to your LCS and see what you can get before they’re gone. I know I’ll be tracking down that JSA variant and the Mike Allred CrisisFor my collection, homage
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In our preview of the issue, we get Donna Troy’s narration, and the hopelessness is laid bare as the Titans have suffered. Yet if you look at the panels on the first page, you’ll notice one of the characters is going to rise against the despair and become a hero – it seems like we’re seeing the debut of Red Canary. Joshua Williamson uses previous issues’ actions to bring the Titans together, which makes for some wonderful reunions and real talks between these heroes. Colorist Alejandro Sanchez does a fantastic job with the color tone, creating a feeling like you’re in the hospital with the characters.
Black Adam and members of the Justice League will be our next stop. Williamson allows personalities to clash with his ideas of what makes a great hero. Jon Kent’s stand for the right course was what impressed me. Sadly with all that inner conflict, it looks like the new League is testing itself and they choose to part from this predicament, but it is a growing pain they’ll need to help forge their team.
As you can see, some of the heroes will start their side quests for adventure with future tie-in issues. I know it can sometimes feel like a hassle collecting other comics for the complete story, but I’m all in with the idea that it will expand that adventure. We get the big moment before Jon and Damian embark on their new adventures: the JSA arrives. The DC variant cover features a gorgeous page by Alejandro Sanchez & Daniel Sampere. They look so heroic and majestic in this image, and Alejandro’s colors help to brighten the page and mood, giving us hope that the Crisis isn’t so dark; I can’t wait to see them in action.
Next, the Darkness is the focus of this issue. Williamson depicts Deathstroke and several other villains as Williamson explains the Darkness’ plans for future problems. I like this bit of mystery as it improves the villains’ actions instead of just taking advantage of the missing heroes. We continue with the Darkness and find the GLC at their moment. Blackest NightThen this set of pages is sure to bring you joy. Joshua and Daniel must be on Green LanternFans of GL are sure to be super happy after this event.
This issue delivers everything, right from the cover to the last page reveal. Daniel must be looking at his. Who’s Who comics to give us this massive collection of DC characters. Joshua peels back the layers perfectly to show and tease so that we will be back for more. I can’t wait to see how the Crisis will step up to this gathering of heroes.
‘Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths’ #3 review
Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3
This issue delivers, from the cover to that last page reveal. Daniel must be looking at his Who are you?Comics to bring us this huge collection of DC characters. Joshua peels away the layers beautifully to reveal and tease, so that we’ll be back for more. I cannot wait to see how Crisis will rise to the occasion.
Daniel Sampere’s scenes feature many characters and have a wide range of settings.
Joshua Williamson will be handling all scenes in order to create them well and add new elements to the story.
This is a worthy successor to Crisis on Infinite Earths because of the number of characters, locations, callbacks, and other details.
Alejandro Sanchez is a master of color, adding depth to the world.
The moment on the cover is amazing and I can’t wait for reactions from my fans
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