Comic Review: Justice League: Last Ride #3 (DC Comics)

The League is in a tight spot as they attempt to protect a killer from the rest of the forces from across the universe. Left with no other options, they […]

The League is in a tight spot as they attempt to protect a killer from the rest of the forces from across the universe. Left with no other options, they resort to returning to the scene of their greatest defeat, Apokolips. Now that the planet is a shadow of its former self, it may prove to be the path of success for the League, but all is not what it seems.

Writing: Zdarsky brings the league to the barren parts of Apokolips and what makes this issue great, is due to the constant chemistry between each of the league members as they discuss, plan, and traverse through their quest. Each of the members are written as they should be in personality, which provides the main thing that this book delivers, which is, character. The story is great, the journey that the League is navigating is great, but it’s the interplay between the characters that keeps investment to want to come back and read for each installment that Zdarsky writes.

The little moments such as the campfire scene really makes this book stand out, and shows how much Zdarsky understands the league and the importance of characters that you want to invest in beyond their iconic status in pop culture and mythology. Personally, Wonder Woman is a standout in this book, her personality feels more well-rounded as a character that has a sense of humor despite being a warrior. How she’s written, makes me wonder what it would be like if Zdarsky wrote a solo Wonder Woman mini-series.

Art: Mendonca continues to deliver in the art department with dynamic art and layouts that make even the quiet moments grand in design and aesthetic. Coupled with Angiolini’s colorwork, they continue to make the book shine in the same fashion as Zdarsky’s stellar writing. Andsworld Design provides great lettering that is well placed, servicing the book as the cohesive glue of art and writing, making the book an easy and enjoyable read to run through.

It’s safe to say that this is another great issue and continues to be an engaging story about characters pitted against the universe. I feel that this book will be one of those evergreen stories that will be recommended as good trades to add to one’s library in the years to come. If you’re looking for a good justice league book or a book that’s telling a self-contained story, be it in or outside of continuity, this is definitely a book worth picking up and adding to your pull list this new comic book day.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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