Grant Morrison continues his earth-shattering run on the Batman titles with this exciting, new ongoing series! Featuring; Art by the remarkable Yanick Paquette (SEVEN SOLDIERS: BULLETEER), BATMAN, INC. marks the next stage of evolution for The Dark Knight. This can’t-miss series will star not just Bruce Wayne as Batman, but also a huge number of guest-stars! Don’t miss out on this all-new start to a stunning direction for Batman!

Letters by JOHN J. HILL
Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 7.9%


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  1. Oh yes.

  2. My dislike of the yellow batsymbol aside, I’m excited for this series.

  3. Wasn’t excited for this series when it was announced, but the build-up in the last few Morrison issues has made me really anticipate this new direction.

  4. Check out the variant by J.H. Williams.

     Awesome cover.

  5. I’m gonna check this out.  I like the idea of it, but not sure if it’ll be hit or miss, consolidated stories, or an ongoing arc of sorts.  Either way, it’ll be fun to see where this is going.

  6. Why is this $3.99?

  7. Ever since the Island of Mister Mayhew chapter of Batman, I have been very curious about this whole "Club of Heroes" and "Batmen of all Nations" aspect. In my mind, it is a fantastic concept and I am glad that Inc. goes this route. Can’t wait!

    There has to be a Canadian team and they have to wear hockey equipment. Throwing pucks for batarangs and hockey sticks for close combat. Sid the Kid and the Great One!

  8. @s1lentslayer: I think it was solicited for $3.99 before the price-drop announcement.

  9. "Check out the variant by J.H. Williams.

     Awesome cover."

    Does anyone know if this a 50/50 cover or an incentive variant?

  10. As much as I’ve loved the Morrison Batman run of the past 3 years, I’m taking a break.  While I’m sure this will bring some fun out of the box ideas, Detective Comics will probably give me the Batman I want to read. 

    I guess that’s the great part of having multiple titles.  Considering all the flat out weirdness post RIP and Final Crisis, I’m in the mood for some back to the basics.

  11. Can’t wait.

  12. ROCK!! Return of Bruce Wayne #6  f*cked my brain hole in all the right zones. I’m stoked that this is coming out while the momentum is still rolling. What a great time to be a Batfan. Bring it on!

  13. Very excited for the next phase of Morrison’s Batman epic. The premise sounds alright, but Morrison always turns out a fantastic and challenging story from even the most simplest ideas.

  14. Super excited for this

  15. Yeah, the JH Williams variant is quite awesome.

  16. I’m not one for change, so i’m not sure if i’m going to like the Batmen status quo very much. BUT…i am hopeful and trust that Morrison can make me a fan.

  17. The whole concept seems so anti-Batman…just as the conclusion of Return of Bruce Wayne, that he’s never alone, rang hollow to me.

    But…what can I say, logic or consistency is maybe the last thing I look for in a Morrisson Batman book…I really enjoyed Return of Bruce Wayne except for issue #5.  I still had way more questions than answers, but that’s ok.  Most of the time is it is really fun.  So, yea, I’m pulling this book.

    Club of Heroes was one of my favorite stories.

  18. @Urthona: What seems anti-Batman?

  19. @s1lentslayer – because you will buy it.

  20. I absolutely can’t wait to see where Morrison’s going to take this–on it’s face it feels weird, but he’s explaining it well so far, and the man has not failed me so far when it comes to Batman, so I’m completely game. 😀

  21. i didn’t initially love the idea of Bruce Wayne channeling Tony Stark, but i do agree that it might be interesting to see Bruce explore a more entrepreneurial approach to crime fighting and treat Batman like a Subway franchise. 

  22. No more complex, god like mythology for Morrison to do! We can finally have a fun and exciting Batman book again! Yay!

  23. We have HAD a fun and exciting Batman book for years. It was written by the same author as this one.

  24. @comicbookchris: Yes, but now I don’t have to read an issue 8 times a day in order to get what is going on.

  25. Looking forward to this so much!




    Didn’t need to see the Grant Morrison dong poster. 

  26. I love it when people complain about how badly something is written, when the problem is that they just can’t comprehend it. There are challenging stories that are just gobblygook, but not ALL challenging stories are gobblygook.


    It does, however, seem like Morrison is going for a simpler story here. Which is good, since we don’t have to hear the cries about how Morrison is "writting a bad script".

  27. Looks like he’s flaunting some abdominal surgery there, good for him.

    Hope Yanick Paquette’s art in this is up to snuff, liked his Ult. X-Men work. 

  28. What is the yearly fee for being part of the Batman Franchise?

  29. @cutty

     That’s the good thing about Batman right now: each title offers something a little different. There’s really a Batman book out for everyone’s taste. If you buy them all and obsess then it could be a bit mind-numbing. But for the people who just say, "hey, I think what Detective is bringing is what I want" or "Dick and Damien in ‘Batman And Robin’ is my type of Batman book" then there’s something to keep most Batman fans happy. I’m sticking to whatever Morrison writes, so I’m on board for Batman Inc. He hasn’t disappointed me yet.

  30. @midnight – Agreed.  I loved the Morrison stuff (RIP especially) but I just need a break and I really don’t need to be reading 3+ Batman books a month. 

  31. I want that variant soooooooooooooooooooo bad.  It’s too bad my LCS owner doesn’t love me anymore since I’m not a new customer anymore.  Once he can rely on me coming in every week, he started treating me like any other shit head.  He didn’t even pull my books last week, and I didn’t get there until 7:00PM!!  Asshole!!

    But yeah, my brain needs a break.  I STILL don’t understand what happened at the end of Return Of BW, but I never understood what the hell was going on in FC with all those New Gods or whatever.  I read all of Seven Soldiers, but I still couldn’t understand FC.  

    Whatever, I hope this is more like The Batmen Of All Nations story.  Now that was some good shit!!

  32. Excited about the basic premise of this book, and also excited about the eventual stories it will bring:

    1. Some of the Knights Batman trains turn on their new master.

    2. A serial killer wipes out much of his squad and Bruce must solve the mystery. 

  33. I’m glad this will be 2.99 soon.  I just wish it had happened two issues earlier.  I think I’m going to have to just grin and bear it.

  34. @Urthona- Agreed. This whole concept is very, very anti-Batman.

    It’s also very anti-Nightwing/Dick Grayson. After years of fighting to be his own man & not become Batman-Lite in his own comic, now he’s just … Batman 2? Weak.

    This is the WORST time to be a Bat-fan since "Az-Bats" … & everyone seems to be in love with the madness except me. 

    And I refuse to drink the Kool-Aid 😛

  35. This book is 3.99 be cause it is #1  and they can get an extra dollar out of us lol  but, yea I am buying this book.

  36. @comicBOOKchris: Yeah, from what Morrison has said, Return #6/Batman & Robin #16 is pretty much the end to his "supernatural/sci-fi" Batman story with Doctor Hurt. With Incorporated, he’s saying he’s channeling more of a Denny O’Neil/Christopher Nolan vibe.

  37. @edward – yeah, there must be dues. Like if you franchise McDonalds, you have to pay dues for marketing and supplies.

  38.  Morrison is not afraid to do something,  I love the guy for making Batman go in a direction nobody could of seen.  After the DarkKnight movie it would of been EZ 2 go with the flow but no,  Grant made a story that has everyone talking and waiting to see what happens next.

  39. Well that was a little crap for a number 1 issue.

  40. @comicBOOKchris – There certainly is a difference between something being complicated and brilliant versus complicated and stupid. My general feeling about GM’s Batman is that it’s been OVERLY-complicated and brilliant. I love Morrison, but I don’t feel that his writing has been st it’s strongest on Batman (and Robin) and Final Crisis, because the stories are a bit incomprehensible. I don’t mean that the ideas are too big or that they’re bad, I just mean that they’re not presented very clearly, even upon multiple readings. It’s a great story, just not told especially well.

    That said, looking forward to this! Bring on Mexican Batman!

  41. I got the flags cover and it is beautifully eye catching. 

  42. Could anyone else not resist the urge to whisper "Batman Incorporated" a la Metallica’s "Damage, Inc." while reading this, or am I the only one?

  43. This was cool. I love that Selina tagged along in Japan. Their banter was spot-on. I got a real sense that Morrison is writing a changed man with this newly returned Bruce Wayne. And it’s nice to see Bruce get some tail now that he’s back among the living. I assume the Japanese kid will turn out to be the Japanese Batman now that Mr. Unknown is dead. The cliffhanger was great. I love the callback to Selina’s comment on the Manga.

    Good start. Lookin forward to #2.

  44. Beautiful cover. (I got the flags one)  Very nice interior art with good storytelling.  Fun little story.  It is nice to have Morrison write Bats as a little ‘lighter’ as a result of return.  Good stuff

  45. @ EAGLEBAUER: I did not think of it before, but now. . . rrrreeuh!

  46. I was not interested in this until I found out what it was about, now I have to go back to my local shop and pick this up, it sounds absolutely fantastic!

  47. the second to last page with the captions reminded me of the outros of the old 60’s show. i kinda read it in my head with that "TV guy" voice… "same bat time, same bat channel!"

    And is there a better name for a villain than "Lord Death Man"? That’s freaking insane yet awesome.

  48. Just ok for me, but I’ll check out issue 2

  49. Freakin’ awesome! Finally, Batman is coherent!

  50. @Peterparker18102, I agree, this issue along with Return didn’t really do it for me. Still alright though.

  51. Oh, certainly fantastic. Loved this. Bruce Wayne is finally fun to read! There’s certainly a 60s TV show vibe to the book. (Again, Morrison had said that influenced his writing. There have been several nods to that show throughout his run.) 5/5 and most likely going to e my POTW.

  52. Wow, pick of the week percentages went up on this one from 8% to 54% since Conor chose this as his pick. 

    Looks like I’m in the minority on thinking Batman the Return was the better book.

  53. @meanmrmustid Correlating the rise in this as POTW to Connor’s is an aberration. I hadn’t read my books until about an hour ago. Well, after his POTW was chosen.

  54. A lot of fun to read and it might have to do more with LORD DEATH MAN than anything else. I knew Morrison was going to make that guy fun to read even if this issue wasn’t fun.

    But let me make it clear; I did love the writing overall with this issue. A great mix of action and drama in here. Morrison is writing a very different take on Bruce here and once I got used to it I had a blast reading it. Paquette’s pencils could’ve been slightly better here (or Lacombe’s inks could’ve been better) but it was still a good looking book. I am definitely down for this series now that we are behind the psychological angle of Morrison’s brain.


  55. @PraxJarvin. I’ve only read the two batman books from my list so far so I haven’t chose my pick so far, just suprised of all the love this is getting. Maybe I’m missing something 🙂 I think I’ll have to go back and read it again. I like the concept setup in the Return, and I’ll definitely keep reading this, just thought as a first issue it was a little meh.

  56. @mean

    It’s just fun. It was my pick but it was only a four star book. 

  57. Well, I tried this because I enjoy the premise and the cover but didn’t like it too much. Not entirely dure why but I’ll think about it and maybe write a review.

  58. Liked this a lot, although you get the feeling that Bruce hasn’t changed at all really in this one, as was suggested in The Road Home books in his white casebook journal entries, that he’s still fundamentally the same ‘ole Bruce, grim, stoic and impersonal.

    Liked Paquette’s work in this more than I do Finch’s on The Return.  Man, does he draw Catwoman frikin so hot, GM shoulda made her purr though when she found that diamond thingie.  I for one also don’t see the draw of Manga, could never get into it.

  59. Everything was good about this book, but between the two Batman Morrison books released this week I did like Batman: The Return just a little more. 4/5

  60. Wow. Haven’t been on iFanboy as long as most of you guys, but 80+% PotW is pretty impressive!

  61. Absolutely fantastic! Pick and cover of the week for me.

  62. I sincerely hope that people get that Catwoman said that she doesn’t get the appeal of TENTACLE PORN manga, not manga in general.

  63. @meanmrmustid Look at the percentage on American Vampire for potw last week.  People want Batman books to be good, so when they are everyone gets excited.

  64. agreed with @vadamowens—a great Batman book is good for the industry. Just considering how many people by average to subpar Batman books, good ones are going to fly. 

  65. Batman and Catwoman make a good couple, here’s hoping they go somewhere with that, and don’t drop it within a few issues.

  66. I liked this much more than I expected. Good action, not too heavy, a sense of fun.

    However, I am still waiting for the Justice Department and Homeland Security to arrest Bruce Wayne for RICO violations, funding terrorists, etc. There have to be some legal repercussions to his announcement that he has been funding Batman and is taking it global.

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