Batman: Gates of Gotham #3

Writer: Ryan Parrott Artist: Trevor McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 20, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

It's Batman and Red Robin vs. The Architect as the villain tears through Gotham City's first families! Plus, who is Nicholas Anders? The team continues to investigate the mysterious man from turn-of-the twentieth-century Gotham, but what they find may change everything they know about the city itself!

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 20, 2011

    Rich in detail and executed with crafty subtlety, this story is a prime example of solid storytelling paired with invaluably supportive art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 20, 2011

    After two action packed issues, the story's pacing feels as if it slows down a little here. We are still getting more details on the history of Gotham City and are getting closer to getting all the answers. Dick Grayson and the other members of the Bat Family shine as each is given their own voice and place in working together without Bruce Wayne around to guide them. Reading through this story makes you wonder if all the interactions and character developments we're seeing among the characters will carry over into the new relaunch titles in September. Snyder, Higgins and Parrot do a great job capturing each character's voice and McCarthy's art is stunning except I have some minor issues with the way Tim Drake appears. Things are heating up and this issue may be giving us a slight breather as the final two issues kick things even further. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 24, 2011

    The story of the past and the strong character work in the present keep "Batman: Gates of Gotham" #3 lively and entertaining. Explorations of the past can be dry or seem irrelevant and that's hardly the case here. The various elements come together and enhance one another. I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jul 22, 2011

    This is by no means a bad issue, but it isn't quite at the same level as the last one was. To be honest, it feels a bit like this issue is coasting on the success of #2. Things continue to build, but they aren't moving as fast and the logic doesn't entirely fit. It all adds up to a couple of minor problems that are slowly threatening to overwhelm the overall story. I must say, unless you're already enthralled with the tale that's being told, the book doesn't give a lot of reason given to get you to come back for more. Read Full Review

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