Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #3

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Yanick Paquette Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 23, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 13
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The dynamic artwork of Yanick Paquette illuminates Bruce Wayne's astonishing journey through time, as the Dark Knight travels to the eras of high seas thievery. Meanwhile, the superheroes of today continue their search for their missing comrade--to stop his impending return!

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - James Leask Jun 24, 2010

    Art issues aside, however, Morrison has delivered an incredibly strong third issue that shines light on the previous two issues while building up momentum towards the final half of the series. It's fun to see him weave the culturally iconic symbols of Batman, like his cowl and utility belt, as well as the logos of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, into the literal mythology of the DC Universe. It would be harder to return Bruce Wayne to his role as Batman in a better fashion than this. I can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jun 24, 2010

    If you're still on the fence with this series, this issue should decide it for you. It maintains the Elsewoldslike theme while moving the overarching plot forward. While still pretty light on the details, you can get a sense for where Morrison is taking this and it makes for a more compelling read than previous issues in that regard. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jun 24, 2010

    The fact that Return of Bruce Wayne is so clearly and purposefully a continuation of Final Crisis will no doubt bother many who found that event to be impenetrable and nonsensical. However, that shouldn't keep the open minded from kicking back and enjoying the visceral thrill of seeing Bruce Wayne assert his considerable skills amidst Pirates, Witch Hunters and Cavemen. And for the rest of us who loved every panel of Final Crisis, the Mad Scotsman couldn't have come up with a crazier, wilder and more entertaining follow up to his seminal DCU event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jun 23, 2010

    Ultimately, it's hard to go wrong with 'Pirate Batman,' and the team of Morrison and Paquette manage to deliver a better comic than you'd expect. So far, "The Return of Bruce Wayne" has been entertaining and surprising. With this issue completing the first half, there's still a long way to go before Bruce Wayne is back being Batman and I, for one, cannot wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Jun 23, 2010

    Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #3 was a lot of time-traveling adventure fun. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jun 25, 2010

    There is a lot that I really like about this issue, which says quite a bit considering how much I was on the fence about the two previous issues and how disappointed I was by the lack of high seas adventure in this issue. Morrison is definitely on the right track with this issue, which is the strongest so far in the series, but it was, surprisingly, the art that held this one back from attaining a Buy It verdict. Read Full Review

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