Batman: Universe #3

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Nick Derington Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 11, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 15
8.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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Available to comics shops for the first time! The hunt for the Fabergé egg and the secrets it contains continues across the DC Universe, as Batman escapes Thanagar and Gorilla City, only to land with Green Lantern on Dinosaur Island! Can these heroes stop Vandal Savage before he unlocks the egg's secrets? Originally published in BATMAN GIANT #7 and #8.

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 11, 2019

    The end of Batman Universe #3 leaves us a quarter of the way through this wonderful story. Like I mentioned earlier, we're being taken on a tour through the amazing DC Universe, so what possible surprises could this amazing creative team possibly have left for us? Well, as I'm not one for spoilers I will divulge nothing concrete, but if you're not buying this series, just what the Hex wrong with you? Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Sep 11, 2019

    Batman has not been this much fun to read in years, and Batman: Universe continues to be the perfect introduction to a character that is so much more than the darkness surrounding him in other modern stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 11, 2019

    I have no clue where this is going, but it's some of the most fun I've had reading a DC comic in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Sep 11, 2019

    A grand adventure, pure and simple. The writing is sharp and the art is absolutely stunning, with a sprawling story that takes us from the depths of space to an island of dinosaurs to the Old West. From an entertainment standpoint, Batman: Universe is one of the best Batman books in years, and I can't wait to see where this crazy journey takes us next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Neilan Adams Sep 12, 2019

    Batman Universe #3 is really fun with great action and adventure you will get lost in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Sep 12, 2019

    In a time where decompression is bemoaned, and with Bendis' usual style being used as a prime example, this is a delightful and sharp-looking counterpoint that goes by all too quickly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Sep 11, 2019

    Batman: Universe is not a series that examines the Dark Knight's psyche or ongoing existential crisis. Instead, it is a lighthearted adventure that reminds me of an episode of Justice League: Unlimited. Batman's sass and humor are on full display in this series. And while it may have originally debuted in a comic made exclusively for Walmart, Batman: Universe #3is anything but discount. I am excited for what thrills lie ahead in the upcoming issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 11, 2019

    Nick Derington does great work with the art in this issue. I enjoy his depiction of the characters and the action was lively and full of detail. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    allenquanobi Sep 11, 2019

    Love it, this Batman is like what many others said: a pre-Crisis grim Batman. This Batman trusts his fellow leaguers, he makes jokes, and he's fully accomplished and ready for what problem comes to face him. He isn't Post-Crisis Batman who has a contingency plan for the sun exploding or for the moon to fall to Earth and is a brooding asshole. It's been a while since we got this Batman, we saw shades of this Batman in Snyder's run and Morrison's run, but it's nice too see it in this landscape of grim Batman. I also really like the art, the story is also really cool.

  • 9.0
    rayonymous Sep 15, 2019

    The interrogation scene by Thanagarian law enforcement was nice, their tenacity was quite amusing but I found it was (kinda) odd that Batman had to explain himself to a group of Thanagarians since he has saved the Universe a couple of times with the Justice League. That's gotta mean something, right? And none of them seems to know him!? C'mon! It felt like the whole setup was made only to make it all look appealing.

    I liked this cool idea, the place faded out to a strikingly marvellous Thanagarian open environment once the interrogation was over. Visually brilliant art and I'm loving the colours applied throughout the comic.

    Batman: "I don't fly... It (the cape) is for gliding." Thanagarian: "Aw, cute." (Seriously, Tha more

  • 8.5
    Azrael Sep 14, 2019

    Batman’s dialogue seemed a bit off but with all the space jumping and Batman chasing after Savage. This is is yet another really fun issue.

  • 8.5
    DVE Sep 15, 2019

    Bendis' tightest writing in a long time. Playful and colorful with just gorgeous artwork.

  • 6.0
    AdmiralWhiskers Sep 11, 2019

    Bendis described this title on the DC Daily streaming show as his chance to hopscotch (my word) around the DC Universe and explore parts that he hasn't yet done. That's abundantly clear in these two chapters. Thanagar, the gorillas, Dinosaur Island and then Jonah Hex. The story seems simple, so we look at other aspects...

    Like the fact that Bendis just has a thing for Green Lantern! Gosh, he wants his claws on GL so bad it hurts. But for Grant Morrison, I have a feeling that the Bendis-verse would be taking on a more galactic feel.

    This issue's dialogue is as loose as I've read Batman in YEARS. This is pre-Dark Knight "grim" Batman dialogue. The cracking jokes with GL and Cyborg, the "Sorry" aside to the Thanaga more

  • 5.5
    YourGreenMuse Sep 12, 2019

    Big old meh.

  • 3.5
    KFuqua Sep 11, 2019

    An okay story with some horrible art.

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    Inknight033 Sep 11, 2019

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    BernardoMarra Sep 15, 2019

  • 9.0
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  • 8.5
    Dorival Sep 11, 2019

  • 8.0
    Sigmund Floppychest Sep 11, 2019

  • 8.0
    ActionCity Sep 11, 2019

  • 6.0
    Maker Sep 11, 2019

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