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The Boy Wonder #3 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 11 critic ratings.

The cunning Tim Drake has always been the smartest of Batman’s sons… and the most comfortable matching wits with the most sinister geniuses on Earth. Damian Wayne doesn’t like feeling outsmarted—to him, no smugly-written insult could ever be sharper than his sword—so when he’s forced to infiltrate a super-villain gala alongside the sneaky Red Robin, the biggest danger the two of them face might not be Lex Luthor but Damian’s own temper!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
38 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    The Boy Wonder #3 is a fantastic familial team-up. The book’s premise is interesting, brilliantly split between exploring the true protagonist of Damian while also giving focus to the guest star.

  • 100

    Dark Knight News

    Boy Wonder #3 truly deserves to be a Black Label title, whilst it’s also deeply and utterly unlike anything the imprint has ever published. We get a layered story with strong due diligence to the character’s origins, but all framed in a light and digestible way accessible to younger readers.

    Boy Wonder is fast becoming one of my comic highlights of 2024.

  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    The fact that both of the lead characters are Robins isn’t really that much of a focus. That’s remarkably refreshing with a title like this that rests so firmly in the shadow of the Batman…Batman who is a cheap ripoff of The Shadow…so it’s fun to see a couple of characters emerge from a popular ripoff and emerge into something sharp, stylish and remarkably clever.

  • 95


    The Boy Wonder #3 stands out for doing what I’d hope a Batman story would do: have Damian Wayne and Tim Drake work together, while highlighting what makes them both Robin. When all is said and done, this series is going to be a reminder of why Robin – every one of them – is important to Batman.

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    The story is about to shift dramatically from Damian’s present to his past at the end of this issue, and with two issues to go I’m fascinated by where Ba plans to take it.

  • 95

    Nerd Initiative

    This run continues to endear itself to me and crafts a beautiful story about brothers learning to trust each other and build relationships. Damian comes from a toxic environment and is haunted by his upbringing. He is trying to break the cycle, which we can see from our robber’s viewpoint as well. The Boy Wonder is a unique entry into the Bat-Family and tells a story from a unique perspective endearing itself to readers of all ages.

  • 90

    Whatever comes next as the story prepares its climax, it’s already apparent that this bildungsroman has uncovered what’s best in Batman’s supporting cast and is capable of presenting those ideas with unparalleled style.

  • 90

    Comic Book Revolution

    With each issue of The Boy Wonder we are seeing how connected Damian Wayne is to his brothers. With Dick Grayson it was very much big brother-little brother dynamic. While with Jason Todd, their similarities gave them a deeper emotional tie with one another. As we see with The Boy Wonder #3, Damian and Tim Drake are never going to be the closest to one another as this was more of a basic team-up rather than one that deepens their ties. That works for the arc that Juni Ba is taking Damian Wayne on as not every issue needs to bring him closer to his brothers. But what we do get to see is how they compliment one another when things breakdown. That leads the latest developments around the greater Demon’s Head story to get you more invested in what will happen next.

  • 90

    Comic Watch

    The Boy Wonder #3 continues to explore Damian’s relationship with his family, this time forcing him to work with his rival Tim Drake. Juni Ba continues to build an interesting story complimented by stunning artwork in this fairytale Black Label series

  • 80

    Get Your Comic On

    Another incredible issue from Juni Ba. The latest in Damian’s series of team-ups heralds a lighter, more playful tone but never compromises the mission to explore who he is as a character.

  • 60


    I wish that this issue explored Tim’s origins like the last two did for Dick and Jason. Instead we’re set up for the penultimate chapter in this story with a pretty standard mystery plot punctuated with some clumsy social commentary. I still have high hopes for this comic, and I understand the occasional necessity of writers moving the plot along at the expense of character exploration. It would be great if Tim Drake was highlighted later along so that we get a more fleshed-out picture of the main cast of Robins.

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