Batman: The Dark Knight #3

Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: David Finch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 23, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
5.5Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

A wave of fear washes across Gotham City as a mysterious toxin radically alters the bodies of its criminals, sending crazed villains into the streets and stretching the resources of the police department. Can Batman and his vigilante partners follow the clues and uncover the perpetrator's real identity? And when one fabled hero is stricken by the poison, the trail will point to the mysterious White Rabbit.

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Dec 16, 2011

    David Finch and Paul Jenkins have crafted a different book. It is more of a blockbuster, action-packed story-telling style which is fine if that is what you are looking for. David Finch also does a great job on the art. He continues to deliver dynamic art which continues to keep me excited for this book every week it comes out. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Dec 5, 2011

    If you can't stomach the sometimes excessive gore in Detective Comics, this series is a little more palatable with some great art and a simple storyline to follow despite it being all over the place, but you will definitely need to read the previous issues to understand this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Nov 23, 2011

    The architects of Batman: The Dark Knight have put their full efforts into creating a title full of blockbuster content; however, this means that episodes like issue #3 in which the plot necessarily gathers itself are underwhelming. As a result, those hoping for something deeper are unlikely to find what their looking for, and those enjoying the adrenaline-drenched hyperbole of previous issues will have to make do with tide-me-over morsels. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Nov 24, 2011

    I still hate this series, but I can see how some might find this issue enjoyable. More enjoyable than the last issue. If cramming as many cameos into a single issue with a few healthy helpings of T&A is your thing then you'll probably get a kick out of some of this. For me, it can't be taken seriously and I don't think it wants to be. But if I wanted to read a comic that's just about having crazy-out-of-this-world fun with lots of cameos AND features Batman, I'll stick with Justice League or maybe Batman: The Brave & The Bold. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 23, 2011

    I had hoped that Jenkins' presence as co-writer would be helping out "Batman: The Dark Knight" but this issue feels like a disaster. Both creators are capable of much better than this, and hopefully we'll get to see it before long. Read Full Review

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