Batman: The Knight #3

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 16, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 41
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While training in Paris with an infamous cat burglar, Bruce gets caught in a web between Henri Ducard and a serial killer known as the Foundling...will this "first test" for the young Batman prove deadly?

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 15, 2022

    BATMAN: THE KNIGHT #3 by Zdarsky not only depicts the early machinations of BATMAN, but it gives fans the tools to genuinely see what it takes to be BATMAN. How did Bruce learn how to sneak into buildings without being seen? How did he become the world's greatest detective? And, who taught him all of this? Zdarsky lays out the details and ramps up the emotion this week. Bruce may be immature and angry but fans get to see that inner drive that just never quits. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 15, 2022

    This story is only a quarter in, but it's already established itself as a potential classic. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 15, 2022

    Carmine Di Giandomenico delivers some beautifully detailed and moody visuals. The imagery and art style complement the story perfectly and the art has some awesome visual thrills. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Mar 16, 2022

    Batman: The Knight #3 is a must-read for sure. The story in its entirety is shaping up to be a true classic in the making and could lead to Zdarsky bringing more Batman storylines of this caliber to the forefront. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Mar 16, 2022

    Trust me, you don't want to miss out on this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Mar 16, 2022

    This issue of Batman: The Knight does a great job wrapping up its first arc and further exploring Bruce's own personal journey. We're properly introduced to Henri Ducard as a character, and the beginnings of his relationship with Bruce. At the same time, it further explores Bruce's own conflict over trying to fulfill his promise to his parents, pitting him against a killer and forcing him to start learning more about the criminals he hopes to stop one day. Overall it's a well balanced, tightly written, exploration of Bruce's journey towards Batman and I cannot recommend it enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Mar 18, 2022

    Batman: The Knight #3 comes across as a rough draft version of one of Batman's great mysteries and villain fights, but Chip Zdarsky, Di Giandomenico, and Ivan Plascencia masterfully show Bruce's flaws while hinting at the darkness and obsession that would make him a legendary crime fighter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Mar 16, 2022

    DC has recognized that as Ducard appears to be the true Detective mentor that Bruce was taught his skills from, honoring the story "Blind Justice, written by Batman '89 screenwriter Sam Hamm for Detective Comics #598-#600 (1989), and all the Ducard stories that have followed over the last four decades, inspiring even Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 15, 2022

    Batman: The Knight #3explores the rage boiling deep within the Dark Knight's soul as he continues to forge his secret identity. Between this series and his upcoming run on the main Batman title, Zdarsky is looking to do for Batman what he's done for Daredevil, and I welcome it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 15, 2022

    Batman: The Knight #3 was an okay ending to the first story arc of the series.  Chip Zdarsky shows Bruce as the angry young man who is not ready to return to Gotham just yet but is willing to put in the work to get there eventually.  Unfortunately, the background story was not as compelling as the character interactions, and that needs to change if this series wants to be memorable and feel necessary by the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Mar 17, 2022

    I'll keep reading, but this is one of very few Batman books to come out in recent years that I'm not really tempted to go out and purchase. If you're enjoying it, great! If this series is one that brings Marvel fans who love Chip's writing over to DC and Batman, then I'll take that as a win! Personally, though, I still need convincing. Read Full Review

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