Detective Comics #3

Detective Comics #3

Writer: Tony Daniel Artist: Tony Daniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 2, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
6.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

He makes dolls out of his victims and he's tired of being referred to in the media as the Gotham Strangler. His moniker is the Dollmaker, and he and his insane family are going to hunt down Gotham City's public figures and turn them into the ultimate collectables. As the Dollmaker ups the stakes, Batman finds himself in a race against time because one of his allies is the Dollmaker's next target!

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Nov 10, 2011

    By having Detective Comics be a very dark Batman comic, I am constantly pulled in and enjoy every page. This issue adds some of the old-school Batman campiness simply because of the Dollmaker himself being campy. He is a ridiculous character who says ridiculous things. If not for the harsh realities and violent images, this comic could easily be the old 60s TV series. But by mixing the two, here is a comic that is thoroughly enjoyable in that it provides, literally, everything there is to like about Batman. The characters, setup, execution, tone, and twists beg to be read; they beg to be continually read. I feel as if this issue is the centerpiece of this arc and from here it will be all resolution and revelation. I welcome the coming issues with open arms as the series is consistently entertaining and intriguing. My favorite Batman comic out of the whole lot to be sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 4, 2011

    There is not a lot of hype around this book but for my money, it has consistently been the best book of the new DCU! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Nov 2, 2011

    Like I mentioned previously, I don't think Detective Comics is the best Bat-book on the stands; that honor goes to Scott Snyder's Batman. But even if that's the case, Detective Comics still stands as one of the better Batman books coming out of DC, as well as one of the more entertaining series three months into the New 52 relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Nov 9, 2011

    I love Tony Daniel and his work on Batman. In fact, this is the only Batman comic Ive ever read by Daniel that I didnt love to deathin fact it felt mediocre. I trust Daniel though and will continue to follow Detective Comics, assured in the fact that he is a great writer and will bring everything together to make this a great first arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Nov 2, 2011

    Detective Comics struck me as a title that was a bit different than "just another Bat book"; the continuity was usually lighter, and we got to see a more introspective side of Bruce. While the issues I've always read are very Bat-centric, I think we need that inner dialog while seeing Batman in action. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Roman Colombo Nov 2, 2011

    Despite being only three issues into the series, this is the first weak issue produced. While heavy on the action, the plot moved slowly, maybe because the first two issues had subplots dealing with Bruce Wayne, whereas this issue"taking place all in one night"only focused on his alter ego. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Nov 2, 2011

    If you're looking for some mindless violence but don't want to go full-retard like Batman: The Dark Knight, then this is a good comic to pick up. But I'm quickly losing interest in this series. Read Full Review

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