• Bat-Robots versus Man-Bat armies as Leviathan takes control of Gotham City!

• Don’t miss the return of The Heretic!

Story by Grant Morrison
Art by Chris Burnham, Andres Guinaldo, & BIT
Colors by Nathan Fairbairn
Letters by Dave Sharpe
Cover by Chris Burnham & Juan Jose Ryp

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  1. I’ve realised this & the recent Liberty Files mini are the only New 52 titles that I get now, weird I always thought I’d be a big DC fan how the times have changed!

  2. really good issue, even with a few lackluster fill im pages. makes it 3 really good batman books!

  3. Noticing the two other pencilers in the solicitation there. I wonder if they’re there for a sequence or just fill-ins? Guinaldo did great on Nightwing so I’m happy to see he’s still getting work over there.

  4. Already read this issue. It was a good one.

  5. Just read the preview on CBR. Looks like another wonderful issue we have ahead of us.

  6. Last issue had my favourite panel of last year(“Babylon Falls”)

  7. Looking forward to this. I’m sure there’s more to this story I don’t get, but loving it either way.

  8. I dropped this with the last issue. I just find that Morrison on this book is just a little too all-over-the-place on Batman, even though on other books Morrison has been a winner for me.

  9. Wow! This book was simply awesome. Action packed with so much happening to the Bat-family. Cannot wait for the next issue.

  10. I really enjoyed this! Best issue since #2. That must mean I’m a Talia fan. The art even seemed a step up as well. Nice job, guys! No easy choices here, makes for great drama. The bigger picture is emerging from Morrison’s sometimes confusing storytelling.

    • Your last sentence really hit the nail. I love the feeling of reading a dense, confusing Morrison story and then, suddenly, it all clicks together. There’s a reason this guy is a star.

  11. Can’t say this book has been my cup of tea. And resuscitating somebody with a Taser? Sorry, that just doesn’t happen irl. Quite the opposite if anything. I’m going to rank that one up there with Shark Repellant. I work using Tasers and AEDs and there is no way that happens.

    • So you’re cool with a legion of flying robots and mutant bat-ninjas but the taser bit was too much for you?:)

    • There was quite a few things that didn’t sit right with me, even for a story about a bat-costumed vigilante. That was just off the top of my head. I don’t think my point is that I can list all the things that didn’t sit right with me; but that for reasons like that one I just felt ‘meh’ about this issue.

  12. Loved this to death! Art was on point and it was great seeing Bat-Cow again. If it weren’t for Daredevil: EoD this would be POTW.

  13. Good issue. This is really shaping up to be even more epic that his pre-N52 run.

    RIP Cyril. You will be missed.

  14. This is still my favorite Batman book. I love how Morrison writes him. Maybe that’s what’s kept me off the Synder fan train. I’ll be sad when this ends.

  15. Chris Burnham on Twitter says this 100% is in new52 continuity and it’s relation to DotF in the timeline will be revealed in a few months. Mind blown. Must reread series:)

    • Thanks. That’s good to know. I’ve noticed some Batman Inc references in other bat books as well. Those sly foxes. You’d figure with 5 years on Morrison Batman they couldn’t leave his work outside all the ‘fun’.

  16. This book’s consistently great but this issue shines with all the international and nuclear bat family dynamic. Morrison’s finishing strong.

  17. Bat Cow!! And now Alfred the cat? Is this the same cat that Damien had in Batman #666 and Batman Inc #5 when he was Batman? Must have been old by then.

  18. I’m confused as to why nightwing, red hood, and red robin had to stay away while Cyril and other Bat inc. members were in the thick of it. I understand Damian having to stay away (not really, since he’s been known to never follow orders, even in this very title) but not the other Robins.

    Anyway, it’s a decent development to the story with great art…just that some Morrison-isms tend to make no sense to me.

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