Skip to content

Batman/Dylan Dog #3 (of 3)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

Merciless Christopher Killex is back from the grave and starts to fill Gotham City’s streets with blood and horror!

Dylan Dog and Batman are faced with an unsolvable dilemma: whether to accept the help of The Joker, who could prove to be a key ally in catching the serial killer.

But can they really trust him?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
67 pages
Amazon ASIN

Cover Artist
Variant Cover Artist

5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    Batman/Dylan Dog #3 is a solemn conclusion to our duo detectives’ team-up. The gothic story is paired with entertaining dialogue and beyond beautiful art. Though the stakes could be higher, Batman’s interactions with Dylan Dog show that the two make for a great pairing and could provide for fun future issues if they ever decide to meet again. All in all, this three-issue crossover brings two different heroes not too far from their comfort zones, doubling down on their respective personas and personal philosophies, all painted in masterly strokes of shadows.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    While Batman and Dylan Dog still don’t exactly get along, they’ve at least figured out a working relationship. The same can’t be said for Joker and Killex, who might seem like a match made in hell – but are actually more different than they let on. Joker takes a gleeful joy in his killings, while Killex is distinctly more neutral – he’s seeking a level of violence that will make him feel something and coming up empty. That leads to a bloody falling out between them, as Killex goes solo and brings a truly disturbing level of death to Gotham. This final issue feels a bit rushed at times – there is a lot to get through – but there’s a genuinely clever solution to the question of where exactly could hold someone like Killex permanently. And so Batman and the Dog head off back to their own comics, both maybe a bit wiser from the experience. I knew nothing about Dylan Dog before this, but now I’m kind of intrigued to read more.

  • 90

    The final issue of Batman/Dylan Dog only leaves me with one question as a reader: When might we see artists Gigi Cavenago and Werther Dell’edera tackle this iconic duo again? From London to Hell to Gotham City, it has captured the essence of both its’ heroes homes in fantastic fashion and infused their story with gripping suspense and creeping horror. As Killex returns to the mortal plane, visions of his eyes haunt the page and create a compelling contrast to the stunning splash pages that define both character and place. Whereas many modern splashes fall flat with minimalist backgrounds or too-familiar framings, each big image in Batman/Dylan Dog is bound to thrill readers with lush colors and imaginative visuals. It fills both quiet conversations between Dylan Dog and his new companions in Gotham and big, bloody action sequences with significance. Writer Roberto Recchioni doesn’t waste a single line, quickly advancing the story across multiple act breaks and dramatic shifts in fine, compressed fashion. The result is a thrilling read that speaks to the heroic qualities found in its leading men and the pure joy of reading a great adventure tale told by such talented artists

  • 80

    Dark Knight News

    Batman/Dylan Dog #3  makes a considerable jump out of Hell and… goes to Gotham, which is arguably DC’s Hell on Earth!  There are elements of this story that will remind one of the Spawn/Batman team-up, and Crime Alley reeks of that!  However, given that it is a three-issue story arc and that we do get a new villain out of the mix, that Batman gets to mix it up with, I’d say as Batman fans, we got a win/win out of it!

  • 70


    I really hope that some folks will come across Batman/Dylan Dog and end up deciding to get into Italian horror comics. While it has its flaws, this series is a loving homage to an obscure occult character that I wouldn’t have been familiar with otherwise. For that alone, this comic is worth reading. If you were on the fence about this series up to this point, I’d encourage you to track it down and give it a try. There’s nothing quite like the magic of finding a great new character.

More From Batman/Dylan Dog (2024)