Batman: Killing Time #3

Writer: Tom King Artist: David Marquez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 4, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 21
8.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

A shocking heist has the mysterious and deadly figure called the Help cutting his way through Gotham City in search of Catwoman and the Riddler and their stolen artifact. Only the Dark Knight stands between this strange new villain and his prey...but can even Batman stop his bloody rampage? Tick-tock...the clock is drawing nearer to the Killing Time!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan May 10, 2022

    Tom King's leaving his stamp on the Batman universe. This intense pace of narration back and forth with time stamps, battles, and name dropping galore is repainting the Batman landscape. You may need to take a hit of an oxygen tank as your heart flutters with every turn of the page! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 3, 2022

    Marquez delivers some beautifully detailed art on every page of this issue. From the action to the character moments, the art draws you in and takes you on the emotional journey the story is creating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 3, 2022

    For the first two issues, Batman: Killing Time was a compelling heist thriller with a twisty timelinealmost like a Christopher Nolan moviebut without a true hook. This issue we get that hook, but it raises more questions than it answers in the classic Tom King fashion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee May 6, 2022

    Despite a somewhat meandering mystery, Batman: Killing Time #3 has plenty of action and fun character beats to keep the readers interested. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai May 3, 2022

    Overall, I would say that Batman: Killing Time might be one of the best Batman based heist stories in a long time. Tom King, David Marquez, Alejandro Sanchez and Clayton Cowles are doing some fantastic work with this series and I cant wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 3, 2022

    There's a level of confidence in the wayBatman: Killing Time reads, making for a unique superhero comic. In fact, the framework is so strong it'd probably work even if none of these characters were in costumes, but just regular people. For that reason, Batman: Killing Time ends up being one of the strongest written narratives due to its structure and its strong detailed art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Evan Valentine May 4, 2022

    Killing Time feels like a big superhero mystery that isn't perfect but it certainly is able to give readers some great Bat-moments while continuing to swim around the heads of some of Batman's greatest villains. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 19, 2022

    Batman: Killing Time doesn't do anything new here in a way as it's just continuing on with the events and shifting back and forth with it. The extended flashbacks into the past make it clearer what the thing everyone is after is and give it the history it needs. I like the story itself but the decompressed mode of it is already proving somewhat frustrating. The artwork is a big draw and the addition of The Help adds a new layer of fun since it's not just all about the usual crowd that we've seen before. Plus, he throws a curveball into events as well as he starts to realize what's really going on as well. It's fun and enjoyable but feels like it should be just a bit more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 3, 2022

    Disorienting storytelling device aside, Killing Time is keeping my interest. King's biggest problem with his recent titles is sticking the landing. If he can avoid a lackluster conclusion, this could be one of his better projects in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 3, 2022

    Bit and Pieces: Batman: Killing Time #3 continues the tale of theft, double-crosses, and payback as a new player enters the race for a mysterious artifact.  The art is phenomenal, and the plot points introduced are intriguing.  However, the excessive flip-flopping in the timeline makes for a tedious reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 3, 2022

    BATMAN: KILLING TIME #3 by Tom King finally reveals a few clues as to what this item is that CATWOMAN and Riddler managed to steal. Moreover, the action and intensity level up as the series integrates a new villain that fits BATMAN'S Rogue Gallery in the truest sense. However, it's David Marquez and Alejandro Snchez who continue to illustrate such a vivid and dynamic series which will undoubtedly enthrall the reader causing BATMAN fans to overlook some of the narrative missteps. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom May 3, 2022

    The action, movement, and general tension of this issue is what really pulled me in this time making the story feel like it's moving forward at a steady pace. While there are things about this series that bother me, like how overpowered The Help feels, or how background Batman himself is, I'm enjoying this series for what it is. With some answers, and more questions building I think Killing Time is at a good place during this halfway point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 12, 2022

    We also get Catwoman playing various roles from thief to enforcer to helpless bait while also rescuing a shot Riddler and flashbacks to Bruce Wayne training with Ra's al Ghul as the comic tiptoes around just what prize is in the small box that is worth all of this trouble and connects the current storyline with all of the flashbacks. Read Full Review

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