All-Star Batman #3

All-Star Batman #3

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: John Romita Jr., Declan Shalvey Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 39
8.5Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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"MY OWN WORST ENEMY" part three! Now on the run from both bounty hunters and cops, Batman and Duke must find a safe place to hide out with Two-Face before they can continue their journey to the cure. Batman might soon realize his worst nightmare: that Two-Face is right...and nowhere is safe.

  • 10
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Oct 12, 2016

    Add all that to a gut wrenching cliffhanger"and the most hilarious appearance of a criminal organization you could ask for"and All-Star Batman #3 is a perfect example of just how great this book can be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Oct 12, 2016

    The art as usual is stellar as well. John Romita Jr does a fantastic job with the fight against The Beast, as well as a truly brutal sewer fight. I've also said this in the past: but Dean White is one of the best colorists in comics, and his work enhances the pencils into one of the most bafflingly combative books on the stand. The backup story with Declan Shalvey on pencils and Jordie Bellaire on colors similarly brings everyone's a-game to the fore. That all being said, the comic is most definitely worth its price tag, and frankly that can be a tough sell in this market with so many Batman books. Give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Oct 13, 2016

    Every issue of All-Star Batman has been impossible to put down, and leaves readers with an undying need to know what's going to happen next. This truly is a combination of talent that perfectly delivers what every Batman fan could want in a tale for the ages. This is a perfect comic book in a perfect comic book series. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Holden Copeland Oct 14, 2016

    ConclusionOverall, All Star Batman #3gives us more of a reason to be invested in Batman's mission in turning Harvey back to normal. Snyder and Romita Jr continue to show us why they are the best in the business, this series proves that they are a match made in heaven. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 13, 2016

    Throw in the return of a fan-favorite Batman character and an increased role for Duke, and this issue serves as a new benchmark for the still-young series. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Oct 13, 2016

    We're still not keen on Duke's outfit however. He still looks like the Gold-Bat Ranger. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 12, 2016

    All-Star Batman works in tandem with the other titles in the Bat family to create a really complete picture of the world of the Batman. This is definitely the strongest that the line has been in a while and where the main Batman title might be the brain, All-Star is the heart, pumping lifeblood elsewhere in the line when needed. These stories feel like the essential takes on certain characters that we saw with Batman: The Animated Series. While the medium is different, the idea that these arcs deepen the established roles and continuity of these characters is really powerful. Not many other families of titles can claim to have an emotional core that keeps evolving. Add to that the fact that Snyder has a murderer’s row of talent joining him on the title, and you’ve got one of the best books currently running in superhero comic books today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Oct 12, 2016

    A big problem for me here is the forcing of Thomas on us. He works in the main story, except Batman has to explain himself to him and Thomas always has an attitude because Batman doesn't always give him the full story. Since when does the Dark Knight have to explain himself to anyone, let alone a new character that once again is becoming his sidekick? I prefer my Batman solo and don't buy a Batman book to read about a Robin. Okay, end of rant. The backup story isn't bad, it's just not necessary to the main one. But hey, the art by Declan Shalvey is good! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Oct 13, 2016

    This book comes packing a story as compelling and enigmatic as we've come to expect from Snyder while maintaining the pace and excitement of a summer blockbuster movie. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 14, 2016

    The idea behind the story is a little shaky, and the series is a bit on the brutal side, but it's a heck of a lot of fun - highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Oct 12, 2016

    Backup Analysis: At first these backup stories were dragging a bit for me, and were hard to follow. Finally though, they are beginning to pick up the pace, and are becoming more and more interesting, as well as make more sense. I'm still having trouble explaining them to you guys, but hopefully the point is getting across, and that it will get easier as the story becomes more clear. Right now, Duke is becoming a more interesting character all the time, and I would love it if Harper Row showed back up in the series. Snyder needs to develop her as well, and I'm worried that he's forgotten about her… I'll ask him on Twitter. Shalvey and Bellaire are killing it in these backups. I'd love to see them do a story of bat-characters in Gotham during the daytime… After all, Gotham is a bad place and needs twenty-four hour protection. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 12, 2016

    Batman's wild ride remains a lot of fun and just as satisfying as the start of the journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Mark Delaney Oct 12, 2016

    If there's a gripe so far, it's in the lack of attention playing up on Two-Face's motives. We understand he wants to prove to Batman that everyone has a darker side, even Batman, and even if they don't all wear their darkness on the left side of their body. The metaphors have always been heavy-handed with Two-Face, and Snyder seems comfy to reiterate a lot of those same themes, but he has, in interviews, teased a deeper dive into that symbolism, too, and so far we haven't seen it. I guess that's simply because the odd couple of Bats and Harvey have had barely a moment to catch their breath along their fast-approaching 200 mile journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 14, 2016

    All-Star Batman #3 was another fantastic read in what is the must-read Batman comic book DC Comics is publishing. From beginning to end Scott Snyder and John Romita make you want to just continue to read whatever Batman story they have in mind. It's to the point that when I reached the end of the comic I was disappointed there wasn't more. That is how compelling this Two-Face arc is and shows how well executed this story is. If you aren't reading All-Star Batman than you are for sure missing out on one of DC's best comic books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 12, 2016

    All-Star Batman is somehow still kicking things up a notch after throwing the kitchen sink at us last issue and I'm pleasantly surprised just how intrigued I am at where this story is going.  Also, I found myself enjoying the Cursed Wheel backup more than I have here too because of how it's finally feeling like it's throwing Duke front and center and actually having things for him to do.  Sadly, I'm still not a fan of the art in this series and even though I find myself enjoying the story more, I don't think I'll ever really get into the art for this arc.   Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 16, 2016

    Some very nice art on this as well. I liked Romitas work on this from the get go, and he displays a firm hand with scenes both human and super-human, as well as the wild tech required by the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Oct 22, 2016

    All things considered, All-Star Batman #3 is another fantastic issue from a dream team. With Tom King's Batman moving from strength to strength along with Snyder's " and both seemingly pushing the other to be better " it's fair to say it's a great time to be a Batman fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Oct 12, 2016

    A bit slower than previous issues, but with much more focused storytelling. I'm a fan of things going absolutely nuts, and at times All-Star Batman delivers. Scott Snyder is trying to tell a character-driven story too, though, and his pieces are finally falling into place. Add in the surprise return of an almost forgotten character and this is an enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 12, 2016

    The main story is another exciting and action-packed chapter in Bruce's quest to get Harvey cured, and has me eagerly waiting for next month's installment. The backup story is getting interesting too, but still isn't as engaging as the main feature. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin Wood Oct 12, 2016

    Why bother? Why continue when five years of existence hasn't resulted in much more than a tidy (and gratitude deserving) readership and a sub-par reputation with publishers? Because dissent is important. Because there are books out there that other sites just flat out won't read that I think, deserve some kind words. Because if we can't find it in ourselves to be honest, critically incisive, and frank to the hazard of some hypothetical reputation, then we might as well be the goddamn video game review industry. So I'll plant my flag. This book sucks. I wish it didn't, but it does, and I don't want people to feel crazy because they can't seem to find anyone else that agrees with them about that. Have an issue with that? Go comment on Comic Book Roundup about it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Villain Oct 12, 2016

    The better Batman book this week. Batman takes some time to explain a story about him an Harvey Dent that was really interesting and there are some flashbacks that tie in to the present day story. This issue is probably the best issue of this series so far. Scott Snyder is returning to his form from the New 52.

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  • 10
    Batmanfanz95 Oct 13, 2016

    All Star Batman is awesome. Scott Snyder always makes interesting in Batman comics. It is much better story than Tom King's Batman because it has good stories epic, and action. My opinion Best Batman comic in DC Rebirth

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  • 5.0
    EggMath Oct 17, 2016

    MAIN STORY: 6/10. Not a fan of the story Snyder is telling, the dialogue he's using, and his characterization for Batman. But JRJR, Miki, and White produce some very very gorgeous art. BACK-UP STORY: 4/10. Find this to be an utter bore. No reason to care about Duke or this particular story and Shalvey's art is much weaker than what I remember from him.

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  • 3.5
    Supes' soups Oct 16, 2016

    If you were a fan of Snyder and Capullo's Batman run during the New 52 era (which I actually kinda miss...) boy are you in for a rude surprise. For $4.99 you are purchasing grotesque art from Romita and Declan Shalvey and a choppy plot that is going in circles. Snyder can be excellent with storytelling or just downright infuriating. This is the latter... And Duke isn't really that good of a sidekick. He lacks the charm of Dick Grayson, the grit of Jason Todd, the genius of Tim Drake, and the arrogance, no phucks given attitude of Damian Wayne. He'd be the worst Robin of the bunch by far. So the fact that he isn't a Robin proves DC doesn't trust him with the mantle. Why leave an already solid character like Luke Fox's Batwing on the shelf and force Duke, a character no one really cares about in the spotlight??

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  • 3.0
    KFuqua Oct 13, 2016

    This title just isn't doing it for me. It's boring, with bad art and I hate Duke.

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  • 1.0
    Chris Tresson Oct 13, 2016

    Never again.

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  • 1.0
    Bambii Riiot Oct 13, 2016

    Issue one started out pretty bad, and it's only getting worse.

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  • 1.0
    RozziBunny Oct 13, 2016

    It's been a while since a book left me genuinely annoyed. The plot is thin and jumps around all over the place, no character seems capable of finishing a sentence, a multitude of characters appear and disappear within the space of a page with zero contribution to any semblance of storyline... it wasnt long before i was just skimming pages and wondering when it was going to end so I could read something else. Utter bobbins.

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  • 9.0
    Kitaru Oct 20, 2016

    All-star Batman is a very action driven story, that might not be for every fan of Batman. Personally, I have enjoyed the mystery and continued build up that this issued provided and think that the Batman titles are all being handled well.

  • 5.5
    Gizmo Oct 20, 2016

    It's remarkable how different this approach to Batman is from Snyder's previous run, and how it just isn't clicking. It doesn't feel like a Batman comic. I particularly dislike the pointless captions pointing to things on the Beast's costume that aren't there. The backup story is worse, what was the point?

  • 10
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  • 10
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  • 10
    gustave154 Oct 17, 2016

  • 9.5
    Zumba Oct 13, 2016

  • 9.0
    NewComicguy Oct 12, 2016

  • 9.0
    Quietomega Oct 16, 2016

  • 9.0
    SwampyCA Oct 22, 2016

  • 9.0
    Rico Oct 29, 2016

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Oct 12, 2016

  • 8.5
    Rotivv Oct 12, 2016

  • 8.5
    haniballecto Oct 12, 2016

  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
    Serverarbengan Oct 18, 2016

  • 8.5
    lucyten Oct 21, 2016

  • 8.5
    Nuckster77 Oct 28, 2016

  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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