BATMAN, INCORPORATED #1

Review by: akamuu

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Written by Grant Morrison
Pencilled by Christopher Burnham
Inked by Christopher Burnham
Colored by Nathan Fairbairn
Cover by Christopher Burnham

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

I’m hesitant to write how much I liked this issue because I really loved the first story arc of the last Batman Incorporated title. And I loved the beginning of Morrison’s Batman & Robin. Eventually, though, Morrison’s Batman and I have grown apart. He returns my calls, but it’s always just heavy breathing and mumbling.

Burnham’s art is gorgeous. It’s Quitely-esque without looking like he’s ripping off Frank Quitely. The silhouettes on the buildings motif is particularly amazing.

I’m picking up my phone again Morrison’s Batman. I hope you’re not too high to be coherent this time.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent

Comments

  1. I wasn’t gonna pick this up but at 2.99 and a great creative team, I hope its got something special.

  2. The thing with Morrison’s Batman run(s) is that you actually have to take on the challenge and grow as a reader as the storylines progress. You have to pay careful attention and remember little details. If you don’t want to do that, that’s cool. But people who just get lost after the first arcs are always missing out.

    It isn’t all him, some of it’s you.

    • See people keep telling me that – I even read some annotated step-by-step guide – but it’s still reading like a mess. I love the idea of pulling all the series/decades together in a coherent way, but I feel this has not succeeded.

      I love the introduction of Damien, I quite like Batman Inc as a concept, but the grand scheme of things has just seemed messy to me. And more worryingly, it’s been quite dull – no matter how clever something is trying to be, it should never be as dull as some of this run has been.

      Saying that, as per the original review, this book was close to perfect – but Morrison’s run out of steam before.

    • consafo80 (@consafo80) says:

      That’s what annoys me with Morrison no one dare say that his books are just badly structured and he’s making it up as he goes along. It’s up to the reader to piece it together and the more difficult it is to piece together the “better” it is.

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