Batman: Secret Files: Secret Files #3

Writer: James Tynion IV, Vita Ayala, Mariko Tamaki, Dan Watters, Philip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Sumit Kumar, Andie Tong, Riley Rossmo, John Paul Leon, Victor Ibanez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 10, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 15
8.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Spinning out of the pages of Batman! Discover the origins and motivations behind the cabal of assassins who have come to Gotham to stop Batman from enacting his plans to save the city-including Deathstroke, Cheshire, Merlyn, and the new threats of Mr. Teeth and Gunsmith. What brought this team together, and who is frightening enough to boss Deathstroke around? It's five killer tales from five killer creative teams in this can't-miss issue!

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 9, 2020

    This is an exceptional issue. Do not miss this for the message behind the stories, the fun dialogue, and overall excellent art. It's also an easy book for anyone to pick up since most of these stories stand alone. This is a reminder of how impactful comics can be and how important they are to our culture. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir Jun 12, 2020

    Batman Secret Files #3 gives readers an insight into our Dark Knight, and a behind the scenes look at his daily work in Gotham. The city would not do well without him. If you're a fan of great action, a fair bit of drama, and classic Bat-Wayne brooding " like I am " then you'll find this a spectacular read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jun 10, 2020

    The authors, the artists, and the Batman! The stories are thought provoking and the ending leaves you wondering who is "Designing" all of this! See what I did there! Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Jun 10, 2020

    With creative teams that include Vita Ayala, Mariko Tamaki, Riley Rossmo, and Dan Watters, this is not only a stellar Batman collection, but a stellar encapsulation of what's been great about comics over the past year. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 9, 2020

    This is definitely not a throwaway money grab collection and is more of an essential supplement for fans of this current run of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 15, 2020

    Flexing with a Legends of the Dark Knight-like energy and making great use of a uniting theme, Batman: Secret Files #3 is an impressive showing. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jun 9, 2020

    This comic is not only done well, it's also emotional and fun. Add all that up and you get a perfect summer comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 12, 2020

    In this oversized one-shot, we flash back to the very start of James Tynion IV's run on Batman to look deeper at the five assassins who showed up in Gotham to target Bruce Wayne's new mission. It's an odd concept, not helped by the fact that the book is delayed and the plot has moved on, but DC has assembled an all-star cast of creators. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 10, 2020

    This was a rough one to end on and brings the book down a bit. It takes a bit away from the good stuff in this comic as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 9, 2020

    I think this is the weakest of the Secret Files issues so far. There are a couple of good stories and a Joker War prelude, but most of them were forgettable. The art was good for the most part, but for $4.99, there are better ways to get your Batman than this. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Jun 15, 2020

    Five villains take their shot at the Bat in the okay "Batman Secret Files" #3. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 10, 2020

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  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Jun 10, 2020

    This collection of secret files is a mixed bag. Other than the Deathstroke story at the end, theres not much new to be gleaned here that will have any lasting impact on the core Batman books. Read Full Review

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