Comic Review: Batman vs. Robin #3 (DC Comics)

After surviving his battle in the House of Secrets, Batman’s trail of clues has led him back to a place that he had once been during his early adventures with […]

After surviving his battle in the House of Secrets, Batman’s trail of clues has led him back to a place that he had once been during his early adventures with Superman. The Caped Crusader returns to Lazarus Island, where Damian and his army await him to deliver the longing embrace of death! Will Batman survive?

Waid does a heck of a job writing an action-packed Batman and Robin story that is full of mystery and fisticuffs, while also providing great introspective moments that explore the nature of the Bat Family and how they perceive themselves under the shadow of Batman. It’s fun seeing Batman reflecting on how he could have better treated each of his former Robins, and how they echo the sentiments that fans have stated for years in regards to those treatments, which is cleverly woven into the story in a convincing way that works for this book. There are clever twists and turns that include surprisingly heartfelt moments which merit plausibility and earns enough interest to see where Waid takes the story next as Damian questions his mission while Batman navigates Lazarus Island fighting for his life to stop Damian from making a fatal mistake.

Mahmud Asrar primarily illustrates the book, with Scott Godlewski providing some illustrated fill-in pages as well, both complementing each other’s art styles. Jordie Bellaire maintains the visual continuity by adorning the art with her coruscating color work, which accompanied by Steve Wands’ expert lettering, makes this blockbuster of a book worthwhile. For 48 pages, Waid and the rest of the art team deliver a book that’s worth the cover price and adds some weight to the gravity of the DC Universe. I definitely recommend adding this to your pull list for new comic book day.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

About Anthony Andujar Jr.

Anthony Andujar Jr. is an NYC cartoonist and lover of comics and music. So much so that it led him to writing comic book reviews in between it all.