Batman '89 #3

Writer: Sam Hamm Artist: Joe Quinones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 13, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 15
8.6Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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As the fire rages at Royal Auto, Harvey Dent lies trapped inside, unconscious and in danger. Can Bruce Wayne get to Harvey in time, or will the district attorney leave burned-in more ways than one?

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan Nov 23, 2021

    I also drank in Catwoman making her appearance in this issue, but it's rare to see Batman! That's the uniqueness of this storytelling, as the cinema also hid Batman until specific parts of the movie. Quinones and company are doing the very same thing, and it works! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Oct 12, 2021

    I already want the remaining issues! Sam Hamm and Joe Quinones hit all the right notes. Clayton Cowles letters like the pro he is and Leonardo Ito splashes that 80's vibe across the pages that we so wanted! You are drinking in Catwoman making her appearances and in this issue"it's rare to see Batman. That's the uniqueness of this storytelling. The cinema hid Batman until specific parts of the movie. Quinones and company do the very same thing and it works! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 12, 2021

    This is an easy recommendation for Keaton/Burton Batman fans and feels like a real treat to see how Billy Dee Williams' Two-Face would have played out on the big screen. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 12, 2021

    This reinvention of the Burton-era Batman has been one of the most pleasant surprises out of DC in a long time, and as we hit the halfway point things are only getting better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Oct 12, 2021

    The greatest strength of 'Batman '89' is how it combines nostalgia with important social messages and timeless commentary. The fact that the latest issue is able to roll all of that into one hell of a Two-Face origin just makes it even better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Jamie Lovett Oct 13, 2021

    Previous issues of Batman '89 were solid, but the team seems to now be firing on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Oct 12, 2021

    Batman '89 #3 has the most Batman-like look and feel of all the entries in the series so far. Harvey Dent's transition into Two-Face is believable and probably the best version depicted to date. And the (re)introduction of Catwoman adds complexity to Gotham's corruption woes that escalate tensions further, leading to a huge challenge for Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 12, 2021

    Joe Quinones does some great work with the art in the issue. There are some great visuals throughout. The only thing that visually doesn't work is the constant look of surprise on Batman's face. It gives a sense that he is not particularly bright. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Oct 23, 2021

    For Batman fanatics, this may be just about perfect, and for even the casual fan, this is extremely excellent storytelling. Climb in; this Bat-bandwagon's got room. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 18, 2021

    For years, we've heard rumors of Sam Hamm's plans for Billy Dee Williams' Harvey Dent, a Robin played by Marlon Wayans and the Batman II that never was. I don't know if this is that, but it's a good read with some great art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Oct 12, 2021

    Still not what I was wanting from this series, but I'm at least coming around to accepting what Batman '89 is trying to be. That doesn't mean that it doesn't continue to fall short of its expected potential, with a narrative that feels disjointed and weird. It's that weirdness that's at least perked up my interest, though, so combined with some great visuals, I can at least sort of recommend this issue. Here's hoping the series kicks into gear in the back half. Read Full Review

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