Batman: Black & White #3

Writer: Bengal, Nick Dragotta, Bilquis Evely, John Ridley, Tim Seeley Artist: Bengal, Olivier Coipel, Nick Dragotta, Bilquis Evely, Kelley Jones, Ariela Kristantina, Andie Tong Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 24, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 11
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5.9User Rating

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The mythology of Batman continues to expand in this issue of Batman Black and White as we explore alternate takes and possible futures for the Caped Crusader from the minds of comics’ most innovative and creative thinkers!
• Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and iconic Thor and Avengers artist Olivier Coipel reteam to dip into the world of Future State and expand the legend of the next Batman and introduce us to his new-well, she’s not exactly Robin!
• Bilquis Evely, Eisner Award-nominated artist of The Sandman Universe’s The Dreaming and Wonder Woman, writes and draws a tale that takes the myth of Batman to a more

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 23, 2021

    Of the first three issues of Batman: Black & White, this might be the most diverse with its stories. From sci-fi worlds to ghost stories to conventional fight scenes, this book has it all. This anthology is so good you might just pray DC Comics lets its creators flesh out these shorts into miniseries. For the fan who is starved for an original Batman story, Batman: Black & White offers substantial nourishment. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Feb 23, 2021

    Obviously the medium works perfectly for telling Batman stories. Everything from the duality of his identity to the lurking in the shadows of Gotham, nightlife in the city, and in the corners of the Bat Cave. Short stories that satisfy in the nuggets they are intended to. Art that is worthy of a gallery, and stories that are timeless. That is what everyone wants out of a comic, and that is what this issue delivers! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 23, 2021

    All around, another excellent issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Feb 23, 2021

    Taken all together Batman Black and White #3 manages to not only hold up the high quality of its predecessors but also carve out a unique place for itself by turning its gaze away from the more iconic version of the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Feb 24, 2021

    Even if some stories might not pack as much of a punch as others, the level of storytelling and genuine craft on display here remains something truly special. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Feb 24, 2021

    Batman: Black & White #3 is the weakest book in the series so far, and that has me a little worried for what's left for the remaining issue. While the first two books featured multiple, strong stories that really delivered a punch, that's mostly absent here. There's good art, yeah, but most of the stories themselves are generic. Even the strongest story in this collection ("The Cavalry") is so straight-forward that while it's good, it's not something you'll reflect back on and think, "Oh, man! You need to read this!" Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Merlyn Feb 23, 2021

    The first story is pretty racist, something I've come to expect from Ridley. Sure, the usual crowd will go "hOw iS iT rAcIsT?" because for some racism only goes one way. Which, of course, it doesn't. The second is just bad, the third is okay. The fourth and the fifth are pretty good, I was impressed by the art in both.

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  • 6.0
    Psycamorean Feb 23, 2021

    The Calvary is pretty good. If you like The Next Batman, you'll probably like this, as it's just a bit more of that.

    A Kingdom of Thorns is okay. The art would unfortunately work much better in color. Just go look at The Dreaming. And the story was a bit rough.

    I am the Bat is fine. There's a neat twist at the end. The art worked very well.

    Unquiet Knight is not good. I don't like Tim Seeley's writing and the art definitely would've been better in color.

    Legacy is something. I really liked the art, but I'm not sure about that story.

  • 1.0
    fenixalasnegras Feb 23, 2021

    mmh a lot of crazy concepts, others not so many, I don't know what they intended here but I wouldn't spend my money on this. But tastes are diverse, this is not for me, neither the art nor the various stories. I like well-built characters, if they are going to do metaphors or surreal things that is something interesting not only what they imagined during the time they were flying high.

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  • 10
    Khamul Feb 23, 2021

    A pretty great issue,every story really showed a lot of imagination.But in a terrific collection of stories 'Unquiet Knight' really really stands out.Tim Seely creates a Batman I've never seen and it was powerful.A lot of that is probably do to his collaborator as well,Kelley Jones,who was born to draw Batman,and is a masters master in black and white.More from these two please!

  • 9.0
    Toonstrack Feb 24, 2021

    Clearly the first story in this book triggered exactly the people it should trigger.

    If you feel victimized when you see cop killers and racists getting beat up, maybe there's some internal issues you have to work out.

    I didnt even read the other ones yet, this first one was so good it gets this score just off of that. Art is incredible and fluid, and the fights exhilarating and justified. Quality stuff.

  • 4.0
    JHugh Feb 24, 2021

    What is this? Smh

  • 2.0
    silencecaptif Feb 24, 2021

    books like these is the reason why I no longer buy dc comics

  • 10
    Hayskai Feb 23, 2021

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    TheHyruleElf Feb 23, 2021

  • 5.5
    haniballecto Feb 23, 2021

  • 3.0
    fearUhavemeisenough Feb 24, 2021

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