Dark Knights of Steel #3

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Yasmine Putri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 5, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 40
8.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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War is on the horizon as a series of assassinations has rocked the lands. The Kingdom of Storms is gathering its allies with eyes on the destruction of Kal-El and his family. What secret does the Dark Knight learn that could be the key to everything?

  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jan 4, 2022

    Taylor's reimagining of the DC Universe continues to impress. The third chapter of this limited series delivers both intense action and story building content. And I applaud the care that was taken to create that perfect balance. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jan 5, 2022

    Dark Knights of Steel #3 is a fantastic comic, one that tells a great story unshackled by the constraints of continuity. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir Jan 7, 2022

    I highly recommend collecting this series if you haven't started yet! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jan 8, 2022

    Overall. A solid third issue, which adds a few more interesting layers to the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jan 4, 2022

    Excellent character work and startling world building combine to form one of the best, and most surprising, books currently on the market. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 4, 2022

    This reminds me a lot of Game of Thrones in its ruthless, anyone-can-die style and whip-fast pacing, but with Taylor's usual care for characters and plotting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 4, 2022

    Dark Knights of Steel #3adds fuel to the fire of its main conflict as the House of El and Kingdom of Storms go to war. The next issue aims to explore the secret history of Batman within this world, which I'm looking forward to due to the revelation surrounding his heritage in the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 4, 2022

    Dark Knights of Steel #3 continues to be a hell of a good time. It not only moves at a fast clip, but it doesn't hold back with character reveals, deaths, and the like. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 5, 2022

    Dark Knights of Steel #3 is another solid issue of the series. It's slowly building the intrigue and action to come instead of just rushing into things. It also has no problem piling up the bodies and destruction. In other words, it's using its disconnect from continuity to full advantage and delivering a reading experience that's familiar but also keeps readers on their toes. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    GWW - Emmet Davis Jan 4, 2022

    Tom Taylor and co. kick off 2022 the only way they know how: Giving fans one of the best DC books on shelves today. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 7, 2022

    I just need Zala to be more than a weapon here. I hope her motivations, movements, and ideas are fleshed out a bit.  Poor Supergirl. She can't catch a break from any current writer. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jan 4, 2022

    Again, without Putri and this artistic creative team this week leveling up with some fierce action, DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #3 would have fallen flat on its face. Taylor merely filled in the gaps and caught up the characters in the story. It was Putri that brought the intensity and savagery that made this issue memorable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 8, 2022

    The story is moving along nicely, with enough characters and interesting story beats to keep everything good overall. I fear that if you look too deeply, you can see the gears working behind-the-scenes, but it's all nice enough to just enjoy on a surface level. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jan 4, 2022

    DC Comics'DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #3 is chaotic and unpredictable. This creative team shows that war destroys everything - even the comfortable predictability of a story.Thisisn't a comfortable series. It's heartbreaking, disturbing, and a brilliant discussion of the horrors of war. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 5, 2022

    Tom Taylor and Yasmine Putri do not miss a beat as they further intensify the story they are telling with what took place in Dark Knights of Steel #3. The political intrigue with the actions King Jefferson Pierce, Queen Hippolyta, Princess Zara Jor-El, and other characters take kept you on your toes the entire time. I'm very excited to see what the fallout from what took place in Dark Knights of Steel #3 will be. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 4, 2022

    Dark Knights of Steel #3 might take a bit of a step back overall, but I still like this series and can't wait to see what happens next.  Yasmine Putri's art is fantastic, and the vibe of the medieval world Tom Taylor is creating has me pumped.  Unfortunately, things moved a bit too quickly in this issue, and I hope Taylor gets away from the violence he's known to do for the character work that I love. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 4, 2022

    For DCs efforts to enhance representation, killing off a major black male character casts a disappointing light on this installment of Dark Knights of Steel. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Jan 6, 2022

    The skill in telling an Elseworlds type tale is placing heroes we know and love in new circumstances. If we can't recognize the heroes then the new circumstances become a basic artistic exercise. It might provide imagery for a new line of action figures, but it certainly won't inspire readers to return for more. Read Full Review

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