Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #3

Writer: Marc Silvestri Artist: Marc Silvestri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 18
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The Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime's alliance started off shaky, but now it seems to have shattered entirely. Batman has imprisoned The Joker in the Batcave, desperate to find answers about both the disappearance of Jim Gordon and the strange, genetically modified humanoid monsters gathering severed heads across Gotham. But when one of these monsters' tissue samples comes to life, Batman comes face-to-face with a creature even the World's Greatest Detective doesn't fully understand, and he may have no choice but to resume his partnership with his greatest enemy.

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jan 10, 2023

    Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #3 shifts away from nailbiting action into full-on detective mode as Batman hunts down the monster maker. Silvestri's artwork is next-level, the detective work is smart yet engaging, and the mystery unfolds at just the right pace to be satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jan 10, 2023

    Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #3 is a detective story giving fans time to calculate their own theories but eventually logically lays out the correct path without any fake sleight of hand. Its dark, contains consequences, and will leave readers on the edge of their seats. I highly recommend Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #3 as well as the series and predict this tale to be one of those classics we look back at years from now. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 10, 2023

    Silvestri delivers some beautiful art throughout the issue. The details in the characters as well as the gritty look of the world of these characters catches the eye with every page and panel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jan 10, 2023

    Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #3 has spoiled me and exceeded my expectations. I was expecting this to be the hyper gritty take on Batman and The Joker teaming up. It was a slower burn than I was prepared for, but I can still forgive it, if nothing else, because these issues are still some of the finest going in DC today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - William Martin Jan 11, 2023

    This is a great comic. I don't believe Silvestri has any intention of writing something that will make some sort of huge splash. He just wants to tell a good story. I'm totally happy with that and I respect it as well. I think we're all tired of stories that talk themselves up and then fail to deliver. That's not what this is. We were only promised a well-written, well-drawn, entertaining story. Silvestri already delivered on that and is now busy exceeding my expectations. This is the kind of story that makes new readers.I strongly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Jan 11, 2023

    After finishing Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #3, I am totally on board with the story Silvestri is telling and look forward to seeing how things unfold. If you have been reading since issue #1, Im sure that you are sticking around. If you havent started yet, there's plenty of time to get caught up before the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jan 11, 2023

    Overall, this issue is a big improvement over the second issue and definitely feels much more interesting. Read Full Review

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