The Batman Who Laughs #3

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jock Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 13, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 49
8.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

All the pieces are starting to fit together as the Batman Who Laughs acquires another key element in his plan-one that is linked to the founding fathers of Gotham City and to a legacy started by the Wayne family and protected by none other than Oswald Cobblepot. While the Penguin goes head-to-head with the darkest version of his mortal enemy, Batman is forced to compromise his principles and purge the serum that protects his heart from the deadly Joker Toxin! It's a no-win situation as writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock return to the sociopath they created in "Black Mirror": James Gordon Jr.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Feb 14, 2019

    I cannot say enough about Jock's artwork bringing Scott Snyder's work to life. This is a new injection of life into the myth of Batman. What a ride! This issue means there are only three more to go and that is sad! As a collector or a Batman fan, you have to grab this mini-series. And from seeing other items in celebration of Batman, TBWL and the Grim Knight have already shown that they are going to be around a while in the Batman realm. Grab your copy as soon as possible! Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - lizzylynngarcia Feb 13, 2019

    Overall, I love this book and look forward to the continuation of the series as we are now at the halfway point of the mini-series. This is a must-read for both Batman and horror fans. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Russ Burlingame Feb 13, 2019

    The action ratchets up throughout the issue, creating a suspenseful and foreboding tone that culminates in yet another great cliffhanger for this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Feb 13, 2019

    Pure Pulsating Perfection From Start To Finish! Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - JJ Travers Feb 13, 2019

    But what happens when being Batman stops working? What happens when every ace up Batman's sleeve is completely useless, because his adversary knows how many Batman's holding and when he's going to use them? Batman has come back from having his back broken, faced down Darkseid, and even defeated the Justice League. But he's never faced the worst possible version of himself. Snyder is going to show us what happens when the pillar of Batman crumbles, the rug is pulled out from under him, and the plan of being Batman no longer works. You won't be disappointed with the results. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Feb 13, 2019

    I'm already adding this series to my ‘Best of the Year' list, and even thought its only February any other comics are seriously going to be hard pressed to knock it off that particular perch. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 13, 2019

    Jocks art is perfect in this issue. Everything from the stark and shocking reveals to the quiet and subdued dialogue heavy moments is filled with detail and drawn in a tone that perfectly matches the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 13, 2019

    Snyder paces his story perfectly and this is a shining moment for him writing this series. He knows his story well and writes the hell out of it. And Jock gives this book some of the best art of his career. We are now halfway through and I have no idea where the hell it might go. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 13, 2019

    It's a story about crime, insanity, and corruption, and it's easily the best thing Snyder has written for DC since the end of his 52-issue Batman run. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Feb 13, 2019

    Packed with action and excitement,The Batman Who Laughs (2018-) #3is a highly-entertaining issue that ends on a note that is sure to leave readers eager to read the next chapter of this intense story. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Feb 13, 2019

    With his breaking down of Batman, Snyder continues to prove why he is one of the best Batman writers ever.Theres no way out and Im loving it. This issue will leave you stunned over the revelations at the end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Feb 13, 2019

    This book is just precious. While I can't speak to the implications of this issue given its ending, this is going to be an amazing story to just hand to somebody who wants to read an iconic Batman story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Feb 13, 2019

    Last thing, the Joker looksterrible, even by his standards. Jock's art and David Baron's colors only make things look a million times, worse"in a good way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Feb 13, 2019

    This story is twisting my guts and stealing my breath. I know that this is a comic, but I haven't felt as fearful for Batman's life since the heady days of Knightfall. I haven't felt Batman slipping so far from his code or his morality since the death of Jason Todd. Let me state right now, what Bruce decides to build in the Batcave workshop at the end of the issue leaves readers with a cliffhanger par-excellence. I cannot unsee what I have seen. My eyes, MY EEEYYYEEES! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Mark McKechnie Feb 13, 2019

    A fantastic issue with a shocking ending! 4.5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Feb 13, 2019

    Well, Bruce just became the Batman Who Laughs. I am curious how he will avoid the fate of the Dark Multiverse version. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Feb 13, 2019

    The artwork is also great: Jock and Baron establish a foreboding and moody atmosphere and especially the way they render Batman's body language adds depth to Snyder's script, as it shows how Batman continues to descend into madness. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Feb 13, 2019

    THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #3 painstakingly moves the plot forward with new character developments and one shocking cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Feb 16, 2019

    This was a fantastic issue. If you're wondering what Black Mirror would look like with Bruce Wayne instead of Dick Grayson, I recommend you check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 13, 2019

    Halfway through their six-issue miniseries, Snyder and Jock continue to raise the stakes in the engaging and action-packed The Batman Who Laughs #3. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Kelly OneShot Feb 13, 2019

    Writer Scott Snyder has once again delivered to us fans another truly great and memorable Batman story, and after seeing this book's twist ending, I can only imagine what madness we'll witness in the next chapter. I'm so looking forward to seeing that hahahahaha. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 13, 2019

    The issue as part of the whole is a good one though on its own it falls a bit short. It's definitely not a place to start but for those already reading the series, it's a good addition to the overall story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 13, 2019

    This issue suffers a bit in the pacing department as Scott Snyder pauses a bit to make things fit a little bit better.  I am still on board and the cliffhanger has me pumped for the next issue.  Jock's art was great, but overall this issue was just good. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Feb 20, 2019

    With another one shot slated to surround the Grim Knight in the near future, Dark Knights Metal continues to spin out new comics even a year after its finale. Snyder and Jock leave much to be desired as the larger meaning of the series still fails to present itself and accomplishing nothing of higher importance in the process. As it stands the series lacks a an actual purpose outside of cashing in on the hyperbole surrounding the the titular villain and his new sidekick from the Dark Multiverse. Read Full Review

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