Batman: Eternal #3

Batman: Eternal #3

Writer: Tim Seeley, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Jason Fabok Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 23, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 15
7.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

A gang war erupts in Gotham City, but the G.C.P.D. doesnt plan to help Batman stop it. Plus: The return of a fan-favorite Batman supporting character: Stephanie Brown!

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 25, 2014

    What can I say? This was another great issue and I'm even more excited about this series now. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Apr 25, 2014

    Overall, the only complaint that one can have about Batman Eternal #3is that it is essentially a setup issue for what's to come. That complaint should be rectified by how the creative team goes about the setting up, and the fact that readers won't have to wait long for what's next. This issue is fast paced with revelations, and shocking developments around every turn. Not to mention the return of (Spoiler Alert… get it?) Stephanie Brown, and the beginning of her journey providing another boost to the issue. By the time readers turn the last page they will have a somewhat clear idea of what Batman will be up against, but who knows what surprises lie ahead. It's hard to believe that the creative team can keep up the pace and intensity for the entire duration of the series, but if they can then we may be in store for an all time classic Batman story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Apr 23, 2014

    Besides it being Stephanie Brown's big debut, issue #3 of Batman Eternal is a great chapter for The Dark Knight himself. Our hero spent the first two issues reeling from the horrific events and being just as confused as everyone else, but now he's on the trail and we get to watch as he and a few others begin to realize not just that something terrifying is on the rise, but that they won't be able to stop it from coming– that makes for a fun Batman comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 23, 2014

    Batman Eternal #3 really delivers on the promise of this weekly series.  It is a fast paced, focused story that turns Gotham upside down.  Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Apr 25, 2014

    Batman: Eternal continues to astound and with the introduction of Stephanie Brown as well as the drastic change to the GCPD it looks to get even better. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 24, 2014

    Writer James Tynion IV with co-plotter Scott Snyder are back to deliver another strong issue of this increasingly interesting weekly Batman series. Issue #3 is back to the focussed storytelling that was a major strength of the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Apr 23, 2014

    Three weeks in, and Eternalcontinues to develop into what is sure to be a great story. New characters and developments continue to be introduced all while teasing that the surface has barely begun to be scratched. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 23, 2014

    Gotham City has always had its share of problems and the writers of this series are cranking them up. In the third issue of this weekly series, we're getting to see a lot happen without any lag time. There is the slight feeling that things are escalating a little too quickly but we can easily assume the writers have a lot of story to tell, which is a great thing. New characters are seen and there is a big power shift in Gotham. Batman is going to have his hands full and will definitely need some help from the rest of the Bat-Family. Don't dismiss this as a simple filler weekly comic. Things are happening in big ways. This is definitely affecting the Bat-Universe and shouldn't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Apr 26, 2014

    A weekly Batman book has the potential to be a disaster but this one is shaping up to be a very good read. The comic is introducing some old characters to keep the reader happy that things are changing while giving the overall story a believable villain to keep Batman and Gotham in dire straits for a few issues. If you like a good Batman story then strap yourselves in because it appears you will get it in this comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz Apr 30, 2014

    Batman Eternal # 3 is a good issue of the series, not a great issue of the series. Clearly things are leading up to something big, but this issue should not sway your decision to pick up the series or not. If you like it keep with it, if you do not like the whole Gotham mythos then this may be a chance to drop, because Batman Eternal is a celebration of that Mythos. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Apr 23, 2014

    Make no mistake, Batman Eternal #3 is an entertaining enough read. But the weekly nature of the series might turn out to be its greatest weakness if the team continues on this style of storytelling. I can't help but wonder just how well the story would move were the team forced to tighten up the bloat within a strong monthly or biweekly series. Hopefully we're getting past the pieces simply moving on the board into the real power struggle. Because at this pace, my interest will surely break before the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Apr 25, 2014

    Snyder and Tynion are shifting the story's focus back to Batman, as we see the G.C.P.D. set its target on him. Batman Eternal #3 loses some momentum from its previous issues, but the series is still off to a strong start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Apr 25, 2014

    SCORE: 7/10Related Articles:Secret Origins #1 Review: the Man of Steel, the Boy Wonder, and the Last Daughter of KryptonThe Flash #30 ReviewAll Star Western #30 ReviewRed Lanterns #30 Review: Judgment Day Part 1Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 25, 2014

    This is the Batman title for everyone from longtime fans hoping to see their favorite parts of the Bat mythos come to life in the New 52 to new readers just getting acclimated to Gotham's rogues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 26, 2014

    Fortunately, if you can ignore the insane logical stupidity, the rest of the issue is pretty cool. Watching Batman struggle to catch up to whatever Falcone is putting into motion is pretty cool. The Penguin is always a hoot. And the stuff with Stephanie Brown promises to be interesting. So Snyder and Tynion are telling an engaging story, it's just that some parts of it are ludicrously forced. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Apr 28, 2014

    For a weekly book, "Batman Eternal" gets loud and sensational real fast. With utterly phenomenal artwork, this third issue comes packed with dramatic revelations and compelling characterizations. If the series is able to keep up the pace all year, it has the potential to go down as one of the New 52's best ventures. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Apr 24, 2014

    Stick with this title, with so much information and plot occurring it's a good thing this is a weekly book. There is something for everyone! Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith May 7, 2014

    I'm thrilled about Steph's return (clearly), but I won't be getting the issues that don't have her without a lot of changes. And please, keep the art team from 3, not 4. Read Full Review

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