Batman: The Detective #3

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 9, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 38
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8.2User Rating

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Henri Ducard is a man of mystery with a checkered past and a complicated existence…but what deep connection does he have with Bruce Wayne? What lessons did he teach the man who would become Batman? Can Batman use these lessons to save Ducard’s life? Or will Equilibrium strike again?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Kendra Hale Jun 16, 2021

    Batman: The Detective #3 was a joy to read and the series has been eye opening. It is really cool to see sides to Bruce Wayne that aren't really highlighted and are on full display in raw openness. It is a siren's song calling us to fall in love with an already beloved character all over again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jun 9, 2021

    As present day stories go (well… future) this is one of the best Batman books out there, and I'm loving it. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 8, 2021

    Batman The Detective continues to deliver on thrilling Batman action regardless of how it actually fits into standard continuity. This has been a very consistent read since it began and the cliffhanger at the end of this issue ensures it's not going to limp towards a weak conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 8, 2021

    Detailed drawings are highlighted by color work that changes with the tone of the story. The emphasis on form and character expression is very engaging. This is a visually appealing and well crafted issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jun 8, 2021

    And keep in mind, Im not talking about BATMAN here. I'm talking about Bruce Wayne. Kuberts Wayne is almost hulking in size and stature. Plus, I absolutely love this DARK KNIGHT RETURNS look for BATMAN. Even his boots are huge $&@$ kickers made for a purpose. Kuberts BATMAN is formidable, intimidating, and massive. This depicts Taylors version of BATMAN as not only intelligent from his Flashback introductions with Ducard but also powerful and alarmingly dangerous to deal with. This version of BATMAN would instill fear without a doubt. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 8, 2021

    While Taylor's writing for DC has been pretty dark, he's actually one of the funniest writers in the industry"just read his All-New Wolverine run and particularly the Deadpool team-up issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 8, 2021

    Batman: The Detective #3 is a smartly written comic thanks to a careful understanding of how Batman rose up as an earnest young man looking for guidance. That dynamic isn't often probed and here it helps us understand Ducard, but also Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jun 8, 2021

    When all is said and done, Batman The Detective #3 delivers a bit of a detour that, while it left me wishing for more of the main plot, is still a strong tale that takes a peek into the Dark Knight's past. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jun 8, 2021

    Batman: The Detective #3 appears to halt its narrative progress in favor of a series of flashbacks, but I suspect there's more at work here. And thanks to some snappy writing, and the usual storytelling prowess of Kubert, it's not too hard waiting til next month to move things forward again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BGCP - Benjamin Milne Jun 10, 2021

    With artwork worthy of the Louvre itself and a Sherlock Holmesian dose of unyielding character dissection, this comic puts the Detective in Batman: The Detective. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jun 14, 2021

    A really strong issue of a surprisingly nuanced miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jun 8, 2021

    Batman: The Detective #3 looks great and reads great, but it's not much more than one giant flashback of character-developing filler. If Taylor and the team want to keep readers engaged, they need to stop wasting time and put some meat on the table. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jun 9, 2021

    It's a fine narrative in its own right and one that leaves me wanting to see more of Ducard in future Bat-books as a "frenemy" with both a useful skill set and justifiable counterpoint to Wayne's worldview. However, that digression adds very little of the ongoing mystery or many other characters present in Batman: The Detective. Read Full Review

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