Final Crisis #3: Giving Me An Art Attack

I love J.G. Jones. I really do. I think he can be an amazing artist. But occasionally everyone does something that works on my nerves. And FINAL CRISIS #3 had a couple of those moments.

Like, when he's drawing Wonder Woman, I wish he could just decide and settle upon whether he's drawing Lynda Carter or Jennifer Connelly.
My other big gripe is the big hero group shot. One word: perspective. Or is it: proportion? Hmm, I'm not sure...
But anyway, the line-up alone should make you go "WOW!" but it doesn't. Maybe because they all look like they're only 3-feet tall. And:
  • Why is Jay Garrick crying?
  • Why does Shazam look like he's about to cry?
  • When was the last time Huntress wore that costume?
  • Why do all the women have the same blank expression on their faces?
  • Why does Starfire look unlike any other version of Starfire we've ever seen?
  • Who is standing behind Alan?
I do love J.G. Jones, but am way less than impressed with this spread.
Maybe next time...


  1. I am so disappointed in Final Crisis. Soooo disappointed. Nothing is really happening and what is happening is nothing I really give a shit about. Yet I still read it...

  2. For a DC book with "Crisis" in the title, it is somewhat lacking. But I will admit that this issue started to get a little bit interesting.
    I've never been a Grant Morrison fan when he tries to do weird, so I was worried about how this would come out. It's turning out pretty much as I expected...

  3. My take on the group shot is that it was supposed to NOT inspire confidence. Alan Scott is trying to inspire the troops but we know they're going to fail horribly because they have no idea what they're up against.

  4. Well, and this is just my personal opinion, I think that would be a bad story-telling choice.
    We should look at a group of heroes like this, including power-houses like Green Lantern, Donna Troy, Power Girl, Supergirl, Bombshell, Firestorm, etc., and think "These guys are going to kick some ass!" Then when they don't, it's a greater defeat and bigger pay-off. If we go in thinking "You're a bunch of losers" then who's going to care when they lose?

  5. I'm not reading Final Crisis. After Identity Crisis, Infinite Crisis, 52, and Countdown, I officially have Crisis Fatigue. When you have two universe-shattering crises a year, you stop taking them seriously. DC has become the universe that cried wolf. I ain't comin' a-running no more.