The Shadow/Batman #3

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Giovanni Timpano Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Centuries ago, the Silent Seven put their hand around the world's neck. They've never let go. From generation to generation, the famed invisible hand guiding the global economy, guiding progress, has been a clenched fist. Bust with their previous leader murdered in the street, who is currently at the helm of this shadow conspiracy, and how have they maintained their quiet power for so long? Batman and The Shadow may not have the answer, but it's a good thing Bruce Wayne and Allard Cranston do!

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 8, 2017

    Hitting harder than a right hook from the Dark Knight and moving faster than a .45 from The Shadow's holster, The Shadow/Batman #3 is another winner from the Dynamite/DC Comics co-production. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Nov 26, 2017

    Our heroes make a major move against their foes, and Bruce learns a shocking truth while discovering that the Silent Seven aren't taking this lying down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Dec 6, 2017

    If you liked the crossover DC did for Batman/The Shadow, youd probably like the Shadow/Batman. Id definitely say start at the beginning of the arc in order to fully understand whats going on, but this was overall a good issue and I cant wait for the next one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Dec 6, 2017

    This series continues to impress, with Orlando and Timpano delivering well thought out and layered story. More please. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Dec 7, 2017

    Across the board, The Shadow/ Batman is an example of excellent execution. Steve Orlando's script is masterfully written, with an incredible plot, great dialogue, and outstanding characterization. Every moment has meaning and purpose, while textured with grit and regret. Then to wrap it all together, Giovanni Timpano brings the script to life with amazing art! I've said this before, but this is the best Batman book in publication right now, so do yourself a favor and check it out (just make sure you read Batman/ The Shadow first). Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    SciFiPulse - Raissa Devereux Nov 29, 2017

    All in all, though, The Shadow/Batman #3 was the best issue so far. The pieces are in place for an extremely macabre chess game. I hope the structural problems will be addressed in future installments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 4, 2018

    This series started off a bit rocky, but it's reclaiming the quality of the first mini as it enters the second act. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Dec 5, 2017

    On the whole, this was a well-told issue that moves the ongoing story forward rather nicely and ends with an extraordinarily bold cliffhanger. Orlando's handling of the series' central pairing is deft and packs a fair emotional wallop, which is amplified by Timpano's art. Tightly-plotted and entertainingly written, this is definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Paul Smerdon Dec 19, 2017

    This series gets stronger and stronger I lover the relationship between Bruce and Cranston, the art is delicious with smart storytelling. The DC/Dynamite team up is fantastic with a brilliant twist at the end. Read Full Review

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