Forever Evil: Arkham War #3

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Scott Eaton, Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

As the battle for control over Gotham City escalates, a new protector rises. But first, its the face-off you wont want to miss: Killer Croc vs. Bane!

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Dec 15, 2013

    Needless to say, this is the book of the week. Shit hits the fan this issue, and it's exactly as it should be in Gotham City. Brutal, dirty, and permanent. Tomasi is unmatched in his Batman mythology and characterization. Period. I look forward to each and every single issue of Batman and Robin from him and the fact that we now get a second Bat book from him (with excellent artwork as a very welcome bonus) is just about enough to make mine DC forever. Plus, you know, the other Bat books are pretty amazing as well. So, yeah. There's a reason Batman's been dominating all forms of comic book pop culture for the better part of the last 75 years. And it's books like this that prove that he's going to continue to do so for another 75. Congrats guys, on your much-deserved success. And keep up the dark, unforgiving, uncompromising work. Preferably making this book an ongoing one once the dust settles. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 11, 2013

    Call me crazy but after two so-so issues I really loved what is happening in this series. The war finally begins and Bane does something that'll get everyone talking. On top of that it's becoming clear what the macguffin is in this little blockbuster, which makes things all the more compelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GoCollect - @TonyTheGamerDad Dec 12, 2013

    This is a great story that delivers everything the cover promises and more. As I stated before, if you have not been keeping up with the DC Universe then I can't recommend this issue. However, if you have been reading DC comics then you don't want to miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tyler McGoff Dec 24, 2013

    Forever Evil: Arkham War #3 hits all the right notes. Tomasi gives readers great dialogue between the villains and a story that never slows down. The action scenes are physical, dynamic, and always too short. Eatons art is kinetic and exciting, with fun splash pages and reveals that any Bat-fan will enjoy. This story is only getting bigger and better! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    We The Nerdy - David Staniusz Dec 12, 2013

    This mini is catching it`s stride, and though not excellent yet, it is a pretty good issue. If you love Batman rogues this is is for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 28, 2013

    Being a Batman fan it isn't hard to fall in love with a title like this.  Watching all our favorite villains going at it, is a fanboy dream come true.  But being midway through I'm starting to get a little bored.  There are some great visuals in this book, and a lot of WTF moments, which make me squeal like a six year old girl.  Maybe I'm a little impatient and want everything now, I don't know, but this is a fun book, and you should check it out, because from what I see, it can only get more exciting for here on out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Gilad Levin Dec 13, 2013

    But, the name of the book is "Arkham War", so you'll need more characters than just Bane and the Penguin. For example- Mr. Freeze, but other villains just show up for brief one panel cameos. Instead of developing Bane and explaining his transformation, 3 pages are wasted on pointless scenes of fighting villains. If you want to emphasize that a war is going on, I suggest more wide spread or background shots. That being said, the Forever Evil environment really does these villains justice in this truly thrilling story Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Dec 11, 2013

    I think this is the definition of middle of the line quality. There's a good idea here, supported by nice art, but past that, there's not a whole lot of content to be found in this issue. Perhaps if DC didn't spoil the fact that Bane puts on a Batman suit, then maybe it would have been a bit more worthwhile, but instead... yeah, that's pretty much all that happens, and we learned that two or so weeks ago. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Dec 12, 2013

    My interest in this tie-in series is waning. Big time. Like I said, it's basically a feature that shows us all the villains duking it out each month and I like something with a little more substance than that. And when you've got 9+ Batman related comics coming out on the same day there are just too many better options out there. Speaking of which, I have more reviews to write. Did I mention I haven't slept in 36 hours? 9+ Batman comics in one day, seriously? Nine plus? Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 12, 2013

    Scot Eaton's art is generally solid, though his re-designed Bane costume doesn't do anything to help the book in the showdown with Croc. Otherwise, Eaton capably depicts a Gotham mired in darkness and renders each new Bat villain with the proper love and attention. Villains like Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy have rarely looked better in the New 52. Read Full Review

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