Batman: Urban Legends #3

Writer: Che Grayson, Matthew Rosenberg, Brandon Thomas, Chip Zdarsky Artist: Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque, Eddy Barrows, Ryan Benjamin, Max Dunbar, Jess Merino, Marcus To Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 12, 2021 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 35
7.9Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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• The mystery around Cole Cash and HALO deepens as Batman takes a more active role investigating the man known as Grifter. But other villains in Gotham have begun to notice what Grifter is up to, and they’re about to attempt an assassination! How long can the unlikely team-up between this Dynamic Duo last?
• The Outsiders epic reaches its end with the return of three iconic Outsiders: Black Lightning, Katana, and Metamorpho, all reunited to face down Katana’s mother-in-law! This finale will change the makeup of the Outsiders forever and set them on a new trajectory in the DC Universe!
• Red Hood and Batman fight ove more

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan May 14, 2021

    My best recommendation is to go back and get issues #1 and #2, them pick up #3. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings May 11, 2021

    Batman: Urban Legends #3 continues to delve into the lives of the Dark Knight's friends and foes, hinting at a bright new future for the Outsiders. With "The Caretaker" wrapping up, I'm looking forward to what the next issue brings and what other creators will tackle in the lesser-known corners of Gotham City. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Ariel Bee May 11, 2021

    For years, Jason has been the center of action stories and epic moments but not many grounded stories or human moments. "Cheer" is exactly what he needs to flesh him out and define exactly who he is and what he stands for going forward. You cant give a final score before the finale but for my money, "Cheer" is en route to being among the best Jason Todd stories ever told. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Justin Harrison May 12, 2021

    Batman: Urban Legends remains a very strong anthology. The ongoing Red Hood and Grifter stories are particularly good. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 11, 2021

    Urban Legends keeps deliver solid reads while making great use of the anthology format. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 11, 2021

    Overall, it's a fun story with some great action scenes, and this issue doesn't really have any weak links. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 12, 2021

    Overall, the whole book is worthwhile, and it is better than most anthologies out there. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 11, 2021

    Rosenberg does a great job of making Grifter interesting and layered as a character. While his motivations continue to be a mystery, you are engaged with his journey. The art is amazing and the action is full of energy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina May 17, 2021

    Batman: Urban Legends #3 is uneven as most anthology books are. The art is beautiful on every page. There is technical brilliance here. Once again though, this series was acting as a set up for The Outsiders series coming soon. Sure, I want to read that book, but does everyone? Is this supposed to act as an old school anthology book or is it supposed to be a gateway drug to get people to buy more comics? Sure, it can be both, but sometimes, a story can be just a story. So far, those have been the strongest. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 11, 2021

    This was a down issue of Batman: Urban Legends for me.  The Red Hood story, usually my favorite, stalled a bit, and while I finally enjoyed the one-shot (a Lady Shiva one this time), the Outsiders story ended with a thud, and the Grifter one left me wanting more. But, if you are already buying this, it's hard not to continue.  I wish I could recommend it to everyone. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws May 11, 2021

    Batman: Urban Legends could yet be great, even though it's not risen above "pretty good" in its first three issues. I don't dislike this book, and it isn't exactly a chore to review, but it's difficult to write about because it could be so much more. With some truly amazing creative teams banding together to tell stories about Gotham's heroes and villains, this should be a grand slam. Instead, it's merely okay, just a fine book. Nothing less, and nothing more either, sadly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh May 12, 2021

    Another month, another installment of Batman: Urban Legends in which the first two stories are complex and engaging, while the back half of the book falters and merely just exists. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    fenixalasnegras May 11, 2021

    It is the first time that this issue does not put a stupid story like a in the previous issues, however this book is good because of its main story of Batman and Red Hood.

    In this issue we continue to fall in love with little Tyler and the ties he has formed with Hood, but now Batman is taking charge and making decisions about the next steps both with Tyler and in the investigation.

    Zdarsky is going down the popular path of the reckless Robin, if it is true what his lawyer Rosenberg says (who answers for Chip for everything) that neither he nor Zdarsky have read a comic in his life (something I do not believe him) then perhaps all these points to highlight are directly from the managers.

    In the past as well more

  • 6.5
    Merlyn May 11, 2021

    Eh, I'm going to "break ranks" with my fellow Red Hood fans here and say this issue seemed like it was stalling. Not a lot going on and the fact that half-way in they switched Barrows' great art with an uglier one cements my belief that this issue was treading water. Also, Zdarsky's pro-drugs approach to the point of Batman saying they're not going to attack "addicts" who otherwise were selling that stuff to other people, making their lives miserable, seemed really silly and even though this issue tries to make Batman the reasonable one and Red Hood the reckless one, it's stuff like that makes me agree with Jason, despite the writers' intention. Really hope that the next issue goes somewhere because it looks like the story is not moving for more

    + LikeComments (11)
  • 10
    prettythief May 11, 2021

    I love little Tyler, I know I should not do it, those of us who have read the applications must be careful since Zdarsky comes to hit us with everything and this number does not make it easier.

  • 10
    fearUhavemeisenough May 11, 2021

    Even with its flaws this is the best DC comics cannot offer, the Red Hood story is excellent. I think this has been the most honest conversation Bruce and Jason have ever had.

  • 9.5
    Afre May 11, 2021

    I'm reading this only because of Zdarsky's Red Hood story and that didn't disappoint at all.

    Chip, I don't want to repeat myself, but please start writing Red Hood.

  • 1.0
    Saltyredhoodfans May 11, 2021

    This BATMAN series was created to support characters that can´t hold a sold book lmao.

  • 10
    daspidaboy May 11, 2021

    Perfect stories as usual.

  • 9.0
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  • 8.0
    ComickerPerson May 11, 2021

    I expect I'll get death threats again but's sad and pathetic that mentally-deranged morons are slandering Chip Zdarsky for writing Red Hood as a human character with flaws instead of whatever Mary Sue crap he was before.

  • 8.0
    Psycamorean May 18, 2021

    The Red Hood and Grifter stories are great. The other two are fine, just not on the same level.

  • 7.0
    C.V.R. The Bard May 17, 2021

    Shiva's story was heartbreaking. But letting go of those you love is the universal language of life.
    Skipped the rest but Red Hood. Great to see the best version of The Dynamic Duo back in action. I am a sucker for this shit.

  • 3.0
    Batfamily Renegade May 11, 2021

    I really want to like this book but I can't. It moves along at a snails pace and still not a lot happened this issue. A lot of the comic is spent in flashback and the things that actually happen aren't exactly interesting. Characterization for Jason is inconsistent but that's expected from an inconsistent character. At least the art is nice to look at. This issue is inoffensive but far from interesting.

  • 3.0
    RedKSuperman May 12, 2021

    Red Hood story was good, the others are complete garbage. Save your money kids.

  • 2.0
    Boudi May 29, 2021

    I used to say that the 3 best DC books right now were Wonder Woman, Urban Legends and Nightwing. Now I can say Urban Legends isn't one of them.

    The Red Hood story has a good start, Batman being nice to Tyler and actually trying to help Jason instead of attacking him. Sadly, all the great job Zdarsky was doing stops here. It starts slowly with Crane not being the one that created the chemical that turned him into a legend ir with Jason being terrible at investigation even if he spent years working with Batman (you can be stuborn but there are limits). Then we have the most common mistake writters make with flashbacks and Jason, Jason attacking thiefs, I remember three instances where Jason was violnet during Jim Starlin's Batman more

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