Batman: Creature of the Night #3

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: John Paul Leon Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 18, 2018 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 18
9.2Critic Rating
9.6User Rating

Bruce Wainwright isn't a child anymore-but the trauma that shaped him, and the monster he created, is still with him! Has Bruce grown enough to deal with the shock when he learns that one of his most closely held beliefs was a lie?

  • 10 - Matthew Mueller Apr 18, 2018

    Creature of the Night blows past any preconceived notions of Batman you might have, delivering an altogether different sort of Batman tale. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Apr 20, 2018

    This book is a creative masterpiece. Kurt Busiek continuously displays his storytelling expertise. John Paul Leon delivers a delightful, 80's aesthetic to the book. The character designs, landscapes, and action scenes continue to deliver a unique display of mastery unlike any other book I'm reading today. I've said it before and it continues to be true. This is the sort of book that sets the standard for top tier work. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 18, 2018

    The final issue (and hopefully it'll be sooner in coming than this one) has a lot to resolve, but if it sticks the landing, it'll be an evergreen classic that DC will sell for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 22, 2018

    A really amazing tale with quality art, a complex story and an excellent cliffhanger... I'm definitely all in for the ending. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Apr 18, 2018

    The climax of the storyline is now reached as the bat and the man become ever so close. With three masters of their art (Kurt Busiek, John Paul Leon, and Todd Klein) working together in perfect syntony, this book dives deep into the inner workings of Bruce Wayne's mind as he goes through his Bronze Age, the detective era of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Apr 19, 2018

    This issue gives the readers many gems in the parallels provided between comics and real life, and is one that everyone should be checking out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Apr 17, 2018

    Consistently great writing and art with a compelling story that is tragic and engaging. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geekery Magazine - C.J. Pendragon Apr 18, 2018

    BATMAN: CREATURE OF THE NIGHT is a whirlwind of a story. Touching upon heavy and delicate themes beyond the normal death and corruption that riddles Batman comics, Busiek and Leon also weave a strong web concerning mental health and coming to grips with the darkness that lives inside us all. With a mysterious tombstone in the family plot, politicians like Jack Crowder who are just a little too clean and familiar characters appearing in new places, CREATURE OF THE NIGHT offers up an intriguing tale of what it means to lose everything… Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Michael D Apr 18, 2018

    Batman: Creature of the Night is an incredible story. A simple concept has been handled so thoughtfully and with a surprising amount of depth. The creative team is on fire, creating an Elseworld tale that can stand proudly alongside other greats. I have no doubt they will stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid May 15, 2018

    To draw to a close, Creature of the Night #3, is a bitter-sweet installment to the series. The storyline offers a constant surprise in every issue. I'm huge Batman fan who dabbles in various storyline series of the Caped Crusader, but never something like this. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Apr 19, 2018

    Creature of the Night has lots some of its punch with the third chapter. A long delay and unnecessary complexity have somewhat detached the story from what made it compelling in the first place. Still, it reads and looks as good as anything else on the stands, and if you've enjoyed the series so far and want to see it through to the end, you should absolutely buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 18, 2018

    While this is still a good book, the delays and a downturn in the story have cooled me off a bit on the series.  The art is still stellar, but this issue (and the fact that #4 is nowhere in sight) has got me a bit down. Read Full Review

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