Batman: Europa #3

Batman: Europa #3

Writer: Brian Azzarello, Matteo Casali Artist: Diego Latorre Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 30, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
7.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Weakened by a deadly virus, Batman arrives in Paris to find some answers. But with The Joker along for the ride, Batmans guaranteed to face terrifying challenges as they follow a trail that leads to their common enemy.

  • 9.5
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Jan 7, 2016

    Batman: Europa is brilliant piece of storytelling both visually and narratively. Not only does this series change one of the longest lasting hero/villain relationships in comic book history, but it informs the reader on real life culture outside of Gotham City. Its superbly done from start to finish and is a perfect lead up to the concluding issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Mark Lemke Dec 30, 2015

    Batman: Europa #3 has been the most enjoyable of the stories so far. Its shaping up for a final epic battle with Monster. As of now we dont know if he is a new character or an established villain from The Batman Universe. I do fear that many people will be turned off by Latorres art. Its not traditional comic book art many are used too. His abstract impressionist art fits perfectly into the dark undertones of this story, much like Gigers art brought Aliens alive. I have no clue what comes next, but Rome and all its infernal glory will prove be the proper backdrop for the conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Dec 30, 2015

    What made this issue an improvement over the previous one is that it got back to what made the first so great: it played to its strengths and focused on character. Azzarello has a history of playing Batman and Joker off each other rather well and making it the heart of this issue made it all the better. Be sure to join us next month as our favorite characters head to Rome for the conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Raymond Thomas Jan 9, 2016

    Batman Europa#3 is stunning and fun. When I reviewed the last issue, I stated that the art was the reason to pick up the book. This issue really turned around my view of what writers Matteo Casali and Brian Azzarello were trying to accomplish with the arc. Theyve really found their footing, and I am anxiously waiting for next issue's conclusion if it finishes anywhere near as strongly as this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jan 15, 2016

    I thought Batman Europa #3 was a great read. It has plenty of action, great dialogue between Batman and the Joker and you really get to see how the mind of the Joker works. Although he's really crazy, there's some sanity in his methods too and it really shines when you see Batman having no choice but to rely on him. If you're a fan of the Joker or if you just like seeing the relationship between these two timeless icons unfold then this is the book for you! I can guarantee it! Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 31, 2015

    "Batman: Europa undergoes another major stylistic overhaul with its third issue. This time Giuseppe Camucoli's layouts are finished by Diego Latorre, with the end result being a much more surreal and painterly approach to the series. That certainly has its merits, particularly when it comes to depicting the shadowy catacombs of Paris and conveying the growing madness both Batman and Joker are experiencing. Unfortunately, the book loses something when it comes to storytelling clarity. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 30, 2015

    Give DC credit: they go all in with a very disorienting look and feel to this issue that perfectly conveys what our characters are going through. It's definitely a cool look and completely different from the last issue even though it's the same artist, but it does muddy the waters a bit and make this issue too disorienting at times. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Dec 31, 2015

    I love Batman and the Joker enough to overlook a lot of problems with this mini-series, but this issue did try my patience a bit. I think it might work better in trade but even then, the redundant story structure continues to lack freshness or spontaneity and the stakes don't feel any greater now that Bats & Jokes have met their foe. Unfortunately this just isn't a very strong story despite some occasionally beautiful artwork and the whole of picturesque Paris as a backdrop. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Jan 12, 2016

    The issue read way too fast and not a lot of substance behind it. The quality has certainly dipped from the first two issues, as did the art. Giuseppe Camuncoli is one of my favorite artists currently (he's killing it monthly on Amazing Spider-Man) but here he just did not bring it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Jody Cardona Jan 12, 2016

    Oh boy did I not like this issue....There is some plot development in comparison to last issue, but some is not a lot to enjoy. A huge misstep in the issue was the art, as the darker images worked for scenery and the cover, it didn't impress when it came to the actual characters. It makes me wonder what this book would have looked like ifGiuseppe Camuncoli, the artist of issue 2, did all the art for the entire series.For a penultimate issue it fell hard on its rear. Just one more then we can put this bust of a road trip behind us. Read Full Review

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