What does it feel like to find out that everything you know is changing, that the people you thought were your friends are now your enemies, the world you became comfortable with is now collapse upon you with change, and you know something is wrong but everything is happening to fast for you to take action. That is the world that Batman: Eternal paints.
In Batman: Eternal #3 things have been revving up and some new and old characters have been introduced most notably Stephanie Brown, Carmine Falcone, and the new detective Jason Bard, in a riveting story where the gangs of Gotham and the police are conspiring against batman for control of Gotham.
Overall this was a good issue it set up all lot of things that we will see in future issues. The introduction of Stephanie Brown was done well and what she finds out seems like great motivation to become a hero. I also enjoyed the politics that the Gotham Police Department has to go through it gives you a good idea of what they have to go through just to do their jobs, it also show how corrupt Gotham politicians are. As for the writing goes there it’s consistent with the previous issues but not ground breaking in any way. One of my favorite thing in this issue and the last couple of issues has been the way Jason Fabok draws Batman he does a great job of making him dark and brooding that’s my favorite Batman. Also the Batmobile is drawn beautifully its looks sleek and just badass.
Over the past two issues there have been a lot of set up and frankly I’m starting to just lose interest, I feel like everything is moving at such a slow pace. I don’t know if it’s because it’s a yearlong story or what, but I hope the things they have set up start taking place in issue four. One other thing that I don’t like is that Jason Fabok's art makes everyone look pretty even people who I think would be ugly and fat like the mayor or even Bullock they look as if there super models, but that’s just nit-picking.
I enjoyed what this issue had to offer and can’t wait for the plot to unfold in the next issue.
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Reviewed by Jonathan Closner