Batman: Fortress #3

Writer: Gary Whitta Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 27, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
6.8Critic Rating
5.1User Rating

Time is running out after a disastrous first encounter with the invading alien force, and Batman is forced to change his tactics and team up with the last person on Earth he could have expected. The mystery deepens around the absent Man of Steel, as the alien motives become more clear... Could there be secrets to his disappearance at the Fortress of Solitude?

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 26, 2022

    Robertson delivers some awesome visuals in the issue. The art perfectly captures the dark tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 26, 2022

    After a rough second issue, Batman Fortress gets back on track with a clear focus and strange bedfellows. Considering so many alternative Batman stories playing out each month this was a solid rebound for the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 26, 2022

    Overall, this series has some great visuals and ideas, but its tone is always just a little odd and that keeps it from quite getting to A-tier. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Evan Valentine Jul 27, 2022

    The creative team is able to lay some very interesting ground work across the board and I'm looking forward to seeing what surprises they have in store. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 26, 2022

    That seems like the bigger story than breaking into the Fortress. Ultimately, the emphasis is in the wrong spot and the characters dont jive with their normal machinations. Hopefully, Whitta can re-authenticate BATMAN: FORTRESS somehow. Nevertheless, I think the biggest help in that area would be a new art team to start at least by having the characters appear more like what we are used to. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 26, 2022

    More and more, Batman: Fortress reads like a too decompressed story with little plot movement and too much talking. It's not bad by any means, but once collected it'll likely be far more enjoyable as not a lot has happened in three issues. But heck, it's fun to read an alternate take on Batman facing off against impossible odds. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jul 27, 2022

    All in all, the issue isn't awful, but it's far from great. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - William Martin Jul 26, 2022

    Boring comics are incredibly difficult to write about because you have to unpack and attempt to analyze something that doesn't interest you. If I wasn't reviewing this, I certainly wouldn't be reading it and I wouldn't have anything more to say about it than "It's not for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bats20832 Jul 26, 2022

    Good transition story. I despise Luthor with a passion. But in this unique story, the efforts to work together to defend Earth by obtaining Kryptonian weapons make sense. Big panels make the story look "short," but enhances the "cinematic" appearance of the story.

    "Literally the last cup of coffee in Wayne Manor." Horrors! (I bumped it from 7.5 to 8 just for that.)

    P.S. I would can the political side-comments in the future. Some will chuckle, but it really adds nothing to the story. That said, you blink and you will miss them.

    Side note - one reviewer critical of the series: "I’m not even into the idea of Batman being a member of the Justice League." Well, Batman was part of the Justice Society of America more

  • 7.0
    cincyfan Aug 7, 2022

    A fun read with very good art setting up a very unlikely team up. I really enjoyed the dialogue and the way Bruce assessed the situation, his options then coming up with a less then ideal partnership

  • 1.0
    myconius Jul 30, 2022

    UHG! this was so painfully bad!

    A whole lot of nothing happens, except this hack unceremoniously kills off Perry White.
    Oh! and Batman drinks coffee now, where-as many writers over the years stress that Bruce strictly stays away from any stimulants. Even WORSE! Batman not only tell Lex Luthor about Superman's secret hideout, but asking him to help him raid it was a complete LOAD!!!
    calling Gary Whitta a "HACK" is an insult to hacks!

    The art was very messy and inconstant. Bruce looks emaciated in some panels, then has a bloated face in others.

    but seriously, not much really happened to advance this "plot", and we're now 3 issues in.
    Out of all the Batm more

  • 8.5
    retcon_D Aug 2, 2022

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Sep 27, 2022

  • 2.0
    TheBest Jul 29, 2022

  • 1.5
    Oggdo Bogdo Aug 25, 2022

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