Arkham Manor #3

Arkham Manor #3

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Shawn Crystal Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 24, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 6
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

All is not as it seems as Batmans plans unravel in Arkham Manor, and Jack Shaw investigates the serial killer whos murdering inmates!

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Dec 26, 2014

    Is it too early to be sad to see Arkham Manor go? Despite its finite premise, Duggan is writing a tale that's got many hairy legs and lots of traction. I'm still crossing my fingers that this book spawns an Arkham Asylum title where we can really explore the problems of running a psychiatric hospital for super-villains, but in the meantime, there's this and it's good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 20, 2015

    This series is strange to me because from the get go I never saw how it could be an ongoing, but after hearing it was cancelled and knowing it was only going to be a mini, it really became a lot bigger in my mind and this issue really does a good job at solidifying that thought.  It's Batman locked in with the worst of the worst and things just keep going sideways for our hero.  I can't wait to see how this series closes and what it will mean for Wayne Manor.  Go check it out and add a great companion piece to your Batman and Batman Eternal collections. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor Dec 25, 2014

    Some Stray Observations: The fact that Batman and the Joker are both in disguise and living under the same roof is just absolutely crazy…in a good way. Mr. Freeze is in one scene in this book and its actually pretty funny. Im curious to see how the Seth Wickhams escape factors into this. I really hope they find a bat book for Duggan and Crystal to work on after this. Losing them would be absolute garbage. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Dec 30, 2014

    Overall, another good addition to this intriguing story. We have hit the halfway point and it will be an interesting 3 issues to see where it ends up… and how it affects the Bat-universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 29, 2014

    I'm still enjoying "Arkham Manor" enough to stick around to its conclusion, but at the same time I'm also not quite so disappointed to hear that the book is ending with #6. As a mini-series, that means that Duggan and Crystal are heading towards the slightly limited shelf-life that it seemed headed towards. I'd much rather have a book get in and out with the appropriate amount of time than to overstay its welcome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    WhiteLantern Dec 27, 2014

    Maybe it's knowing that Arkham Manor is going to be essentially a mini-series instead of an ongoing, but I enjoyed this issue more than the first two. Gerry Duggan is exploring a good mystery inside Arkham, and it's interesting to see him introduce a new villain, and use Mr. Zsazs as a swerve. Shawn Crystal's art is really good, fitting the grittier tone of this book. And while he does still struggle differentiating faces, the overall work is still impressive. The problems with this issue are the same ones I've had with the series so far - it doesn't feel like anything more than a Batman arc, instead of a separate story. But I guess since this is only getting six issues, it is essentially an arc. Overall, it's still a decent book, and the mystery is shaping up nicely. I recommend for Batman fans, but if you're not, maybe this one can be skipped, since it's not doing much that's experimental.

  • 8.0
    nedf23 Dec 27, 2014

    They peaked my interest with the new villain. I'll stick with it until its end in #6.

  • 7.0
    Jon-C17 Dec 28, 2014

    I'm curious to see how it ends; mainly so I know the whole Wayne Manor story. But, this series really isn't that good. The style continues to be jumbled, although the panels have cleaned up drastically. The story is cheesey and even the dark parts just don't hit me like they should. Maybe because of the amount of roughly drawn, dark-type comics out there I am jaded, but I should probably save myself some money and time and just drop this for good. I'll cross my fingers for January on this one.

  • 8.5
    Redeadhood Jan 2, 2015

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA Jun 7, 2015

  • 7.0
    Batfan Dec 27, 2014

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