Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


‘Batman Secret Files #3’ (review)

Written by James Tynion IV, Vita Ayala, Mariko Tamaki,
Dan Watters, Philip Kennedy Johnson

Art by Sumit Kumar, Andie Tong, Riley Rossmo,
John Paul Leon, Victor Ibanez

Published by DC Comics


This is a book that is spinning out of the main Batman title. It builds off the run currently happening.

Since I am not all that impressed with the main book presently, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this.

It was a bit better than I thought, although it did leave a lot to be desired.

The first story here is by writer Vita Ayala and artist Andie Tong. It has Batman going up against the villainous Cheshire. Batman patrols for her. They fight. Batman gets beaten. Batman ends up needing medical care. This is a weak story with some shoddy art. Batman is a bit out of character as well here. Moving on.

Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Victor Ibanez fare much better on the second story. This one features Batman teaming up with the Green Arrow. There is a joke about Batman’s cape that is a tad annoying as it keeps repeating throughout. But other than that, it is a perfectly fine adventure story here and Ibanez does a commendable job on the art.

Mariko Tamaki writes a sparse script on the next story for Riley Rossmo to draw. It is fast paced and really well designed. It features Batman going up against the killer known as Mr. Teeth and it is completely crazy. I loved it and it works pretty damn great as a short story.

Writer Dan Watters and artist John Paul Leon team up next. It is a story focused on the Gunsmith and his meeting with Batman. The story is a bit compressed but it is still done well enough. John Paul Leon kills it on the art too.

The last story leads into the Joker War story and wraps up the issue. It is written by James Tynion IV and it gave me anxiety. The story is all over the place as is the art by Sumit Kumar.

This was a rough one to end on and brings the book down a bit. It takes a bit away from the good stuff in this comic as well.



Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply


Forces of Geek is protected from liability under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and “Safe Harbor” provisions.

All posts are submitted by volunteer contributors who have agreed to our Code of Conduct.

FOG! will disable users who knowingly commit plagiarism, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement.

Please contact us for expeditious removal of copyrighted/trademarked content.


In many cases free copies of media and merchandise were provided in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions shared on Forces of Geek are those of the individual author.

You May Also Like


Written and Illustrated by Kyle Starks Colors by Chris Schweitzer Published by Image Comics   Writer and artist Kyle Starks really is a wonder...


Written by Chris Condon Art by Jacob Phillips Published by Image Comics   In the vast realm of comic book history, few narratives captivate...


Written by Dan Abnett  Art by I.N.J. Culbard Published by BOOM! Studios   BOOM! Studios’ Wild’s End, created by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard,...


For over two decades, KINGDOM COME, the landmark comic series by Mark Waid and Alex Ross has enraptured the minds of superhero fans. Now,...