In Batman Universe #3, The Caped Crusader is teleported across the galaxy to Thanagar, eventually returning to earth. Where he learns that Vandal Savage has attacked Gorilla City to obtain the mysterious Fabergé Egg.
Batman wearing Thanagarian designed batwings is the coolest part of his visit to Thanagar. There are no big reveals during his short stay there. His travels to Thanagar serve the fun, swashbuckling spirit of adventure that permeates these pages.
Readers will notice that Bendis’ version of Batman is more candid and open. He even shows signs of sentimentality and giddiness when confessing his love of dinosaurs to Hal Jordan after they are transported to Dinosaur Island. Batman is usually sure of each move he makes; he plans everything meticulously. Bendis breaks the rules and uses his creative license to write the character with uncharacteristic doubt and uncertainty. In the volcanic cave, for instance, when he and Hal must decide how they will attack Savage in order to obtain the egg.
The book has a lively pace, moving along nicely with fun, witty dialogue. As is Bendis’ talent, he helps us appreciate Bruce and Hal Jordan’s close friendship in curious ways. While on the island, the two have a silly yet endearing conversion, Hal mentioning that Bruce has never been to his house and Bruce replying that Hal never invited him either. Bendis uses small moments like these to make the characters relatable to the reader.
Nick Derington’s art is not as detailed in Batman Universe #3. Though the splash of Hal and Bruce on Dinosaur Island is magnificent. While the linework is less detailed, Derington makes up for it with scenes that feature great framing and composition, always creating compelling visuals that can tell the story on their own.
Batman Universe #3
Batman Universe #3 is really fun with great action and adventure you will get lost in.