REVIEW: Squadron Supreme #3

Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: James Robinson
Artists: Leonard Kirk, Paul Neary, Scott Hanna
Colourist: Frank Martin

Editors: Chris Robinson, Mark Paniccia, Katie Kubert
Release Date: OUT NOW!
Price: $3.99

Squadron Supreme #3 Marvel Comics

Squadron Supreme #3
Marvel Comics

In Squadron Supreme #3 the anticipated fight between the Avengers and the Justice League, er… I mean, Squadron Supreme arrives in all its glory. In case there was any confusion about whom the new super team represents, Deadpool reminds us. “You look like a bat if you ask me,” he dutifully informs Nighthawk.

But in Squadron Supreme #3 Nighthawk’s crusade is nothing if not righteous. “I don’t think ‘law’ is a word we even care to use anymore,” he tells the equally righteous Steve Rogers. “Wholesale slaughter isn’t the way,” Steve responds. For his part Quicksilver is enjoying fighting fellow speedster Blur, who says the fastest Avenger alive punches like a kitten.

Squadron Supreme #3 is a good – if short, melee – truncated when the original Human Torch and S.H.I.E.L.D. arrive on the scene. The old Torch informs all he can make his flame radioactive. “How good are you at fighting cancer?” he asks the Squadron.

Writer James Robinson briskly moves the story along and the dialogue never becomes boring. Interior art by Leonard Kirk, Paul Neary and colourist Frank Martin maintains the trios high standards. Squadron Supreme remains one of Marvel’s best books, and every issue, so far, has been something to look forward to.

Reviewer: Joe Lovece
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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