Batman And Robin Eternal #3

Batman And Robin Eternal #3

Writer: Tim Seeley, James Tynion IV Artist: Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 21, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 16
7.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Its here at lastthe sequel to the blockbuster weekly series BATMAN ETERNAL!Five years ago, Batman and Robin worked the most disturbing case of their crimefighting careersbringing down the organization of the ultimate human trafficker, the mysterious woman known only as Mother. At the time, Dick Grayson never quite understood the scope of that case, but now its darkest secrets are coming back to haunt him and everyone else who ever worked with Batman! With Bruce Wayne now lost to them, Dick and all his allies are out in the cold! Who can they trust? Is someone among them not who they say they are? And who is the deadly, silent young woman in black whos come to Gotham City looking for Batman?Prepare yourself for six months of international intrigue, twists and turns, and new additions to the world of Batman and Robin, from showrunners James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder, and writers Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando, Genevieve Valentine, Ed Brisson, and Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly!

  • 9.2
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Oct 27, 2015

    It's great to have another weekly Bat-title to take home every Wednesday! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 21, 2015

    While this issue lacked Seeley's sense of humor or style a lot of the time (it was still there at times and the characterization felt on point), the comic made up for it by having a lot more forward momentum. The last issue was basically about getting all of the characters together and getting a better look at one of the villains, while this seemed like more things were happening. Plus, the ending was a lot stronger and had a better hook to it. As such, the story felt better overall and should get people interested in seeing what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Oct 27, 2015

    Altogether, not a bad issue, and one with some strong if uneven character moments. But the time is now come to get the plot moving again. We now know our cast of characters. But, much as we like them, we also know it's time for them to actually do something. Let the hunt for Mother begin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 21, 2015

    All three issues of this series have been truly awesome. BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL has all the makings of a truly memorable weekly series. The story is slowly coming together and what makes this book so great is that it takes all of the fans favorite sidekicks and puts them in the role of Batman, the world's greatest detective. This issue was a bit slower than the previous couple, but it still was a fantastic read and I highly recommend checking it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 22, 2015

    The mystery, the characterization and the interaction between the members of the Bat-Family make this an extremely enjoyable series. Only three issue in it certainly seems like Batman and Robin Eternal will be a defining moment for this Bat-Era. Plus, it builds on Dick Graysons status as the equal of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Oct 22, 2015

    Tim Seeley continues to flesh out his arc of Batman and Robin Eternal as extension of his work on Grayson this week by using Cassandra Cain to dig into the core of the Batfamily as a collective identity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Oct 22, 2015

    Overall, a good issue that moves the story forward and looks great while doing it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 22, 2015

    All right! Now we're getting somewhere! Some meaningful plot development shows up here and sets the stage for what's to come in this weekly series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Oct 22, 2015

    Worth mentioning since it wasn't included in last week's issue – The “Batman created by Bob Kane” line that accompanies every Batman comic now includes “with Bill Finger” as well. It's been long overdue! Thanks Bill for helping make Batman the man he is today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - John McCubbin Oct 23, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal #3 is yet another entertaining entry in this weekly series, and as the mystery surrounding “Mother” grows stronger, there is a lot to keep us excited. This is all matched by an enthralling flashback sequence, with the creative team giving us a thrilling series of events. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 24, 2015

    The mystery grows, the characters continue to get along well with one another, and the tension is mounting! With Batman out of the picture, it's up to the Robins and their allies to work together and save the day! I love it! This is a stellar idea for a story, and the creative team is doing a great job in this early going. The mystery is real, the characters are well-written, and the energy is fun so far. Granted, I'm hoping that we don't find out that all of Batman's Robins were custom-ordered from a villain named Mother, but surely that retcon won't be real. Even still, I like how this comic is going so far, and I hope this quality and energy continues. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 22, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal is a much different beast from its predecessor, and that's a good thing. The series feels much more focused, with the cast (for now, at least) all united and pursuing similar goals. And despite the fairly heavy subject matter and dark conspiracies at play, the emphasis on humor and banter among the various Robins is a welcome change of pace. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Oct 22, 2015

    For having such a small amount of plot progression, this story still manages to pack quite a bit of entertainment into itself. For the most part, Tim Seeley manages to portray the characters appropriately, but really shines when he plays them off of one another. Humor ends up being the focal point of the issue, with nary a page being wasted on an opportunity for banter. While I am fine with dialogue heavy issues, I firmly hope and expect the next installment to be highly action oriented. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Oct 22, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal #3 is an entertaining ride with Tim Seeley's ear for Jason Todd's bro-ish dialogue, and his conscious effort to make the badass, yet endearing Cassandra Cain a part of the Bat-family with the help of de facto team dad Dick Grayson. The various Robins share a fun family dynamic that makes the book worth checking out even when the art falters. A more gesture or facial oriented artist like Phil Noto (especially his recent work on Chewbacca) or Jamie McKelvie might bring Cass to life even more than Paul Pelletier, whose action layouts are easy to follow despite the multiple inkers, but struggles with showing character feelings. Artwork aside, this issue is a step in the right direction, and the last couple pages increase the series' threat level while not revealing Snyder and Tynion's whole mystery just yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 21, 2015

    I am still a fan of this series, but it  mostly comes from the stellar first issue.  While this issue pushes the story forward, the characterizations were not strong as Tim Seeley seemed more intent on cracking wise than giving the reader meaningful interactions.  While the art wasn't strong either, I did like the way the book ended and where the story is going.  I still recommend the series, but unfortunately, can't give this issue top marks. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Oct 22, 2015

    As I pointed out this is a weekly story and takes time to build. However a weekly saga needn't be a "weak" saga. I like the flashback scenes so far and that issue one cliffhanger was killer. I'm just not properly feeling it yet. At least the writers have another 23 weeks to turn me around. On the plus side, the art by Paul Pelletier and Scot Eaton was very polished and dynamic. I feel they have a terrific handle on the look of these characters without making them look juvenile. I particularly love the revamped design of Dick Grayson's Robin costume for this era. It invokes a lot of the original Tim Drake costume design from the early 1990's (One of my personal favorites)and there is nothing wrong with that. While I'm not floored yet at this juncture, like a loyal fan I will see how this plays out. So for the foreseeable future you can catch my weekly review here. Press the tights and check the utility belts, till next week same Bat .. err bird time, same bird chann Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Jesse Peterson Oct 28, 2015

    Issue three of Batman & Robin Eternal is good, not as good as last issues, but still really good. I expect this book to have many highs, but there will be lows. All I can hope for is that the lows stay few. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Oct 21, 2015

    The issue has some solid interaction between Dick, Jason, Tim, and Cass, and provides intriguing setup, but doesnt provide as many vital character moments or action beats as previously. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Daniel Cole Oct 23, 2015

    This issue's visual presentation has improved upon the previous, but the script continues to slip in quality. The book is saved by the pencil work, but this is already a forgettable Bat-book. Going forward it is imperative that this series brings decent character work to the table. At the moment it is all plot and no heart. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 23, 2015

    "Batman and Robin Eternal" #3 slows the progress of this still-dawning storyline to a crawl, but it's nonetheless a nice-looking package. Read Full Review

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