Batman: Universe #3

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Nick Derington Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 11, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 24
8.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Sep 25, 2019

    In a time where Batman cant escape his own inner demons, Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Derrington bring about a breath of fresh air. For readers looking for something a bit more light in tone. Taking Batman on a mystery across the universe in search of a strange egg is just the kind of story the Caped Crusader and readers needed. Not only were the previously exclusive Giants exclusively distributed in the US.  In a lot of cases they had, tripled or quadrupled in price within the secondary market, making the reprints that much more desirable. 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

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Shamus Clancy Sep 16, 2019

    The time has finally come for Batman to be shamed for the fact that he has wings, but can't fly. 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

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Sep 17, 2019

    The journey from Hawkman's homeward, to Gorilla City, and then Dinosaur Island feels like a series of spontaneous events. The item in question a portal that is out of the control of those who make contact with it. The questions are a puzzle and only Bendis knows the answer. By sticking with more Batman and less Bruce in collaboration with Green Lantern, the journey won't be boring. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Sep 11, 2019

    A visually strong and mostly tight issue, let down by sub-standard character interaction at times. Give Bendis a real editor and this would be a four-star book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 18, 2019

    I just struggle with the dialogue and also I don’t really care all that much about the plot? Art’s nice.

  • 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.

  • 8.5
    M1sf1r3 Nov 10, 2019

    Unlike other Bendis books, I have been really enjoying Batman: Universe so far. Now that we're off-world and in the more cosmic side of DC, does Bendis' writing hold up or will his flaws with the cosmic side of DC and Marvel show themselves here too?

    The Good:

    Loving the odyssey feel from this series, and this issue took it to a whole new level.

    Like always but I still need to mention it, Nick Derington is doing amazingly on art.

    I'm liking how Bendis is writing his Batman, bit different from the norm but I still like it.

    The Bad:

    There's some Bendis-speak, but it actually isn't too bad.

    Continuity continues to be weird for this series.

    Con more

  • 8.0
    Ryan Dec 4, 2019

    Batman: Universe is perfectly named, as issue 3 further proves that this is just a fun Bendis romp through the DC Universe. Green Lantern makes for a better co-star than Oliver, and Vandal Savage is always an intriguing villain, but Bruce’s trip to Dinosaur Island felt very unnecessary

  • 7.5
    egon244 Sep 22, 2019

    "I love dinosaurs"

    The issue was a blast.

  • 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
    Psycamorean Sep 12, 2019

    Big old meh.

  • 3.5
    KFuqua Sep 11, 2019

    An okay story with some horrible art.

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    Grifter Sep 11, 2019

  • 9.5
    BitchWitcher Sep 15, 2019

  • 9.5
    Justin Ray Sep 16, 2019

  • 9.0

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    Dorival Sep 11, 2019

  • 8.0
    Sigmund Floppychest Sep 11, 2019

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    saintseiya010101 Mar 22, 2021

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    tonpas1989 Apr 27, 2020

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    Maker Sep 11, 2019

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