Title: The Terrifics (2018-) #3
Words: Jeff Lemire
Art: Ed Benes & Joe Bennett
Publication Date: April 25, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: “MEET THE TERRIFICS” part three! When will this superhero team bound by dark multiversal magic ever get any privacy? It certainly won’t be today, because while Mr. Terrific feverishly works to free himself from Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl—but mostly Plastic Man—the team must also contend with the towering, rolling death-inferno that is the War Wheel.
The Terrifics stands out as one of the most exciting and fleshed-out series to come out of DC’s New Age of Heroes initiative. This odd combination of characters works in a way that is, at first, surprising, but soon, after seeing them in action, makes perfect sense.
The artwork in this issue is phenomenal and gives the impression that it is a joy to bring Jeff Lemire’s script to life. Lemire has thus done a fine job in introducing us to The Terrifics, and, in this issue specifically, he’s managed to generate great intrigue in the series by teasing at conflicts both internal and external. The Terrifics #3 is fun and exciting and interesting and everything else that a comic book about a team of super-powered oddballs should be.
Although the ‘towering, rolling death-inferno that is the War Wheel,’ was short lived and really didn’t live up to its title, tossing the rolling death-machine into our team’s path did make for an exciting display of their cooperative efforts. After watching this display, I’m convinced that, with some minor tweaking, the Terrifics will be an epic force to be reckoned with; there’s still some fine-tuning that needs to be done – there are still some kinks to be worked out – but the members of this team, and their superhuman abilities, complement one another quite well.
The Bottom Line:
Now that the proper introductions have been made, the real story can get started. An all-around great issue, The Terrifics #3 teases future conflicts, both internal and external, while also offering readers a look at how well these super-powered individuals can perform as a team.