All the children of Gotham are coming together to figure out who the assassin is trying to kill them all. Dick remembers the first time he was under Scarecrow's fear toxin and Bruce finds himself in a predicament.
The weekly series continues, as it should, with the story from James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder and the script from Tim Seeley. This issue moves a whole lot slower than the previous two as this is more about this team coming together and trying to figure out numerous things, including who is trying to kill them. What the reader is left with is the opening of a detective story that feels like a detective story, not just a mystery strung together by fight sequences, which too many times mysterious stories, in comics, become.
Seeley and company do a great job at stringing the reader along, which is really needed for a weekly series to keep readers engaged. Small bits and pieces of information are revealed a few times in this issue. There are a few moments here that actually connect back to Seeley's GRAYSON series, but it's explained well enough where the reader won't feel lost or distracted, just intrigued with where that moment is headed.
For Batman fans, seeing Jason Todd and Dick Grayson sharing a beer (actually, it's just Jason) is pretty awesome. There aren't too many times in the New 52 where the "children" of Batman have all teamed up with each other, especially with Grayson off being an agent of Spyral. Seeing them work together, including Spoiler, Cassandra Cain, and Bluebird, is delightful.
The art was solid, but there were a couple noticeable problematic moments. There are numerous artists on the title with Paul Pelletier doing most of the book and Scot Eaton takes over duties on the final pages. There's also numerous inkers on here as well and the final pages really stick out because of there being so many cooks in the kitchen. The art is fine, but it is a tad jarring to see a style just dissimilar enough to distract the reader from what's happening in the panels.
Just like the first two issues of this series, the third ends with quite the cliffhanger involving Bruce. We won't spoil it here, but as you may know, Bruce isn't the Bruce we know. He doesn't have the memory of being Batman. He's just a millionaire playboy now, so the situation he's stuck in really sucks for the son of Gotham.
All three issues of this series have been truly awesome. BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL has all the makings of a truly memorable weekly series. The story is slowly coming together and what makes this book so great is that it takes all of the fans favorite sidekicks and puts them in the role of Batman, the world's greatest detective. This issue was a bit slower than the previous couple, but it still was a fantastic read and I highly recommend checking it out.