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The Jurassic League #3 (of 6)

57
Comicscore Index
Mixed or average ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

With Wonderdon entering the fray to help Batsaur and Supersaur defeat Brontozarro, the Jurassic League has officially formed! But Darkseid’s mysterious machinations continue to reveal themselves, and this Triassic trinity might not be enough to stop him. Luckily a heroic hadrosaur has joined the battle. Enter the Green Torch!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
27 pages
Language
English
Price
$3.99
Amazon ASIN
B0B44FX58N

Colorist
Variant Cover Artist

33%
56%
11%
9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Superman Homepage

  • 80

    Geek Dad

    This is a fun comic, but it’s one where the concept is carrying a lot of the weight and we still really haven’t seen where it’s going yet. I’m hoping the finale is as strong as the setup here.

  • 80

    Batman-News

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said? This is my favorite book out from DC right now. Check it out.

  • 80

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 78

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    The Jurassic League #3 is sure fun for those who like Elseworlds-type stories, as well as those who are fans of dinosaur movies. There is a lot of biting. It probably would’ve been helpful if they either chose another villain besides Brontozarro to give the monologue about the Dark Embryo or changed the font since he was being compelled to the lasso of truth. The backward letters plus “primitive” font style can make his dialogue difficult to read.

  • 60

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Jurassic League #3 continues to tell a standard, run-of-the-mill Justice League story where all the characters are reskinned with dinosaur heads. The writing is simplistically fine but doesn’t take the creative step of leaning into the setting, and the art messily approximates Johnson’s style without the drama or nuance. This issue is a mild recommendation for preschoolers but a skip for everyone else.

  • 50

    ComicBook.com

    The Jurassic League #3 introduces a guest artist at the miniseries’ midway point and it is immediately obvious that a delay would have been preferable. Rafa Garrés work possesses some strong elements in following Juan Gedeon – bold designs, propulsive action sequences, and bombastic individual panels all seek to capture the energy that made The Jurassic League a must-read. Yet it lacks much of Gedeon’s refinement. Basic elements, like human faces, are often contorted to a degree that makes them appear unfinished and there’s noticeable inconsistencies in how recognizable figures are drawn from page to page. Mike Spicer’s color work enhances the weakest panels and ensures a sense of continuity, but the decline is still apparent on every page. While the story remains fast-paced and ferocious, its presentation is ultimately unfinished. The Jurassic League is a miniseries that seeks to deliver on style and the pivot away from Gedeon’s work in this issue, regardless of the reason, seriously diminishes the series’ most effective elements.

  • 50

    Henchman-4-Hire

    What a difference an artist makes. This issue puts me in the unenviable position of having to be mean, and I hate that. I’m not here to rag on anybody’s professional work. But there’s no denying that the new artist on this series — at only the third issue, no less — just isn’t as good as when Gedeon was drawing the series for the first two issues. The new artist’s work is swampier. It’s messier and really just ugly. He’s drawing big, ugly monster people, but they look especially cramped and ugly. It doesn’t help that there are half a dozen characters appearing together in the same scene, so the comic is even more cramped.

    And I’m sad to say the worse art takes away from the story. Because, ultimately, there’s just not much of a story. This whole thing hinges on the fun idea of these dinosaur characters. The story is as basic as it gets: the various members of the Justice League team up for the first time to take on a version of the Legion of Doom. That’s it. That’s the entire story. And it worked just fine when it was a vehicle for the awesome Gedeon dinosaur art. Lose that and you lose the appeal of Jurassic League altogether. This is very much a case of not knowing what we’ve got until it’s gone. Is there a reason this series couldn’t have been delayed to keep Gedeon on art for the whole project? I gladly would have waited.

    Also, maybe having the weird lettering of Bizarrosaurus deliver all the important exposition was not the best idea. The lettering has been phenomenally fun this whole series…but Bizarro has that weird speak, you know? And this was important exposition.

    The new art is a bit too messy and cramped for my tastes, and it brings down the already very simple story.

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