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Batman: The Adventures Continue: Season Three #3

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

The Joker’s right-hand man, Straightman, isn’t quite feeling himself lately.

He keeps experiencing moments… flashbacks… of a life he doesn’t remember.

After a recent run-in with the Clown Prince and his stoic enforcer, Batman starts to unravel the man’s past, but it lands him smack dab in the crosshairs of Amanda Waller and Task Force X!

Publication Date
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Print Lenght
25 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    Batman on Film

    “Crack-Up!: Part One” is a great example of why I look forward to this book each month. Despite looking like a “kids’ show”, the storytelling has a lot of payoffs for longtime fans and offers classic versions of the characters we love. Kubina makes Templeton’s art spring to vivid life and all the dialogue rings true, particularly Joker’s. Grab a bowl of your favorite Saturday morning cereal and give this issue a read! You’ll have fun!

  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Burnett and Dini craft a really great story in this issue. I love how Joker is being used within it, but the best part is that it isn’t really about him. The side story is extremely compelling and a great way to introduce a new series of characters into the universe without sacrificing story. I look forward to seeing how this story develops.

    The Art: Templeton delivers great art throughout the issue. I love the look of the series and how it maintains the style of the animated series while elevating it in visually fun and engaging ways.

  • 90

    Dark Knight News

    Loved it. The script, the plot, and the art were all absolutely excellent. My only complaint was, couldn’t they think of a better name than Straightman? Let’s see how that goes next issue…

    Batman: The Adventures Continue #3.3 was a fantastic addition to the series!d

  • 85

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Three #3 is a good expansion upon DCAU lore, exploring new characters and further connecting Batman the animated series to the rest of the DC animated universe. It also explores new characters and brings back minor characters from the show. Beyond that, there is a new iteration of the Suicide Squad, no doubt to be explored more in future issues. Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Three #3is must-read for fans of the classic DCAU version of Batman, especially those who are interested in seeing new characters added to the mythos.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    This has been the most interesting volume of this cartoon revival so far, and surprisingly one heavily focused on the villains. Original series artist Ty Templeton returns from a health sabbatical to draw a story focusing on Joker’s new #2 Straightman—a hulking brute with seemingly supernatural strength and absolutely no sense of humor. (…) This arc is a bit of a slow burn, but it continues to be one of the best alternate-universe Batman comics at the moment.

  • 65


    Batman: The Adventures Continue Season 3 #3 is an interesting first chapter that manages to introduce a lot story elements, but it’s unclear how well it will follow through. It leans into the story’s mysteries which provide an interesting angle to explore the new characters, and allows their pasts to shape the conflict. The success of the rest of the story hinges on how compelling of a character Straightman will turn out to be.

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