BATMAN INCORPORATED #1

Review by: keith7198

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Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by YANICK PAQUETTE
Inks by MICHEL LACOMBE
Colors by NATHAN FAIRBAIRN
Letters by JOHN J. HILL
Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

Size: 32 pages
Price: 3.99

Yes I know I am in the minority when I say this but I’m not a big Grant Morrison fan. While I do enjoy a variety of books and don’t mind being challenged, I don’t like the mental gymnastics that some of Morrison’s work requires. That said, I really enjoyed Batman Inc. #1.

There’s something really vibrant and fresh about issue #1. While the verdict is still out on how effective and entertaining the continuing storyline of an international corporation of different Batmen will be, the first issue sets things up nicely. Morrison doesn’t punish readers to much for not being familiar with his previous Batman work. He also doesn’t get bogged down in his own mission to be┬ámore subliminal and stylistic as any other writer. Issue #1 is a solid read and sets everything up nicely.

The art is also very appealing. I enjoyed nearly every panel although I did grow a tad tired of Catwoman being constantly framed in some sort of seductive position. Regardless, the art was very well done.

This book surprised me. I wasn’t as excited as most were about but after reading it I’m thinking this has success written all over it.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

Comments

  1. I don’t think you’re in the minority for being a big fan of Morrison.  I don’t think he would sell as many books if people did not like his work.  In fact, I think a lot of people exclusively get his ‘Bat’ title(s).

    I agree with your assessment of the book.  It is a good start to the series, and I think the book rewards long-time Morrison readers. 

  2. Keith, I agree as well. I wasn’t as big on the art, it looked a little to photo referenced for my taste. I am interested to see the execution of this idea.

  3. I was a little “iffy” on the entire concept. But so far I’m pretty impressed.

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