Batman and Robin #3

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Frank Quitely Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 26, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 16
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

"Batman Reborn" concludes the explosive reteaming of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, WE3, New X-Men)! Witness Batman and Robin's final showdown against Professor Pyg and the Circus of Strange! The future looks bright for the new Dynamic Duo as they prove themselves in battle, but lurking in the shadows is a mysterious red-hooded vigilante. Also, the origin of Scarlet!

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Aug 26, 2009

    What a stellar book! Absolutely brilliant. $2.99 is cheap for what Morrison and Quitely deliver. Buy this book now. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Aug 31, 2009

    I don’t want Bruce to come back. This is way too much fun. It’s a sick, twisted kind of fun that generally leaves me feeling kinda grody, but its fun nonetheless. I believe it was Mania’s Ben Johnson who said this first over in the Spinner Rack, but I’m gonna second his emotion: it’s everything All-Star Batman and Robin should’ve been. Only it’s not, because rather than Bruce & Dick under the masks, we get to see how Dick handles the role of the father figure and we get a whole new outlook on the Dynamic Duo and I, for one, hope that we’ll continue to see this outlook long enough that it becomes stale and old. I’m lovin’ it. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips Aug 26, 2009

    Though plenty of fans will be disappointed to see Quitely leave after only three issues, it's hard to be disappointed with the quality of work he and his longtime collaborator have delivered here. Plus, he'll be back in less than a year (hopefully), and he's bringing the Joker with him... Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 29, 2009

    This was a wonderful conclusion to the Pyg storyline and he's an excellent addition to the Batman rogue's gallery that I hope isn't forgotten once Morrison's run ends. Disappointed to see Quitely off the book for the next six months, but it's better than constant delays, too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Aug 30, 2009

    This is one of the best books I've read this year, period. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 30, 2009

    As the new team (in the comic at in the real world) settles in, so far, this has been a strong effort and well worth checking out - though the material is a bit rough in places and this may not be suitable for young kids. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Aug 26, 2009

    While this issue moves quickly, barreling towards the conclusion of the opening "Batman Reborn" story, Morrison and Quitely still find room for the small moments like Batman and Commissioner Gordon talking things out or Alfred going about his duties. It's hard to believe that this issue is only 22 pages they pack in so much. "Batman and Robin" #3 is an excellent comic with twisted writing, art that more than keeps pace, and all of the excitement you want from a Batman and Robin comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comix 411 - David Torres Aug 26, 2009

    This was a very good issue, but a bit difficult to follow at some points for me with the stuff Pyg was doing, and the scene with Le Bossu came out of no where. I still think this is the best of the Batman: Reborn books that I've read. (I haven't read Streets of Gotham or Gotham Sirens.) I just wish DC would have a uniform depiction of the new Batman and Robin. I understand artistic licensing, but this is a little too much I think. I highly recommend this book and I say recommend it to people who haven't read Batman in a while. They won't be let down! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Aug 30, 2009

    On art, Quitely delivers a smashing issue before Phillip Tan takes over next month. If I could sum of the visuals of this book in one word (and I will) it would be balletic. Characters twirl, move, leap, and literally dance in this issue. At one point, Pyg says he loves hot disco. However, I would say this issue was more dance rock that keeps you moving (from left to right, top to bottom). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Aug 30, 2009

    I look forward to seeing how Morrison addresses these questions, and whether the book can maintain a consistent level of quality when Philip Tan comes onto the series as illustrator of the next arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kyle Garret Aug 30, 2009

    I love this Batman. I have no doubt that we're only going to get him for a limited time, but thank god we got him at all. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn Aug 28, 2009

    Batman and Robin is finally reaching the potential this series had from day one. Morrison has sold me on the series and hopefully will do the same for the rest of you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 6, 2009

    The entire first arc of this series has had an extremely unsavory tone (owed partly to Quitely's art, and partly to Morrison possibly being bonkers) and this whole issue maintains that tone throughout. The setup of Sasha as an ongoing character is nicely done, and Damien's realization that perhaps Dick Grayson isn't useless after all is a subtle character moment for a character who doesn't really do that much subtle. I like the art, I like the overall storry here, especially the ease with which Jim Gordon seems to realize that this isn't his usual Bat-buddy. The new villains are creepy, and the setup for something even more sinister is achieved without telegraphing the relevant plot points. I don't have Stephen's love/hate relationship with Morrison as gonzo-storyteller, and I have found this new Dark Knight to be extremely entertaining, new and different. It's a reversal of the old dynamics, but it's working and working well. Batman and Robin #3 earns an unexpected 3.5 out of 5 stars, Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 28, 2009

    This issue is solidly paced and features some of the best writing of Dick Grayson as Batman that we've seen yet. Unfortunately, the art by Quitely is simply badperhaps the single worst issue I've ever seen from him. Then, of course, there is the problem of Morrison falling back into old habits of haphazard dialogue, unnecessary filler subplots, and insanity for the sake of insanity. As I've always said with this aspect of Morrison (after basically being called an idiot on another board), it's not that I don't get what he is doing, I get it enough to understand that it isn't good. Read Full Review

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