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Batman Incorporated, Vol. 1 Hardcover – April 17, 2012
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- Item Weight : 1.79 pounds
- ISBN-10 : 1401232124
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401232122
- Hardcover : 264 pages
- Product Dimensions : 7.38 x 0.68 x 11.14 inches
- Publisher : DC Comics; De Luxe edition (April 17, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,522,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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-New and interesting story line
-Batman grows up and goes international
-So many new and well though-out heroes and villains
-Lots of backstory (see comic arc list)
*Morrison's Story Arc is as follows:
Batman and Son (Included in Black Glove Deluxe Edition)
Batman: The Black Glove
Batman: Batman and Time (or Final Crisis but still needs 701 and 702)
Batman and Robin Volume 1-3
Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne (Technically happens during Batman and Robin Volumes 1 and 2)
Batman Incorporated (and Leviathan Strikes)
Batman Incorporated Vol 1: Demon Star (New 52)
Batman Incorporated Vol 2: Gotham's Most Wanted (New 52)
A readers guide to Grant Morrison's Batman is a great help if you are looking at the whole series.
Is it great graphic literature, like Black Hole, or Maus, or Morrison's own Flex Mentallo? No, but that's not the intent here. Morrison's goal is obviously to create a ripping good adventure yarn that takes the Batman character into interesting new places, and he achieves said goal. What more could one ask from an escapist superhero fantasy?
Batman Inc picks up the threads from Morrison's work on his run on " Batman: The Black Glove Deluxe Edition ", " Absolute Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn , and " Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne ". Bruce Wayne has returned and he is ready to tackle crime, on a global scale. The main plot is Batman marshaling his forces against the insidious criminal organization "Leviathan". He will travel from Japan, to Africa, to a Native American reservation in his efforts to recruit the right people for the job.
Yanick Paquette and Chris Burnham are in charge of the majority of the art for the series, and it is a beautiful book because of them. Pages are vibrant, colors are rich, and action scenes are kinetic. While I love every single part of this book, my absolute favorite part of this Collection has to be issue 7, and its focus on the fantastic Man of Bats. This issue manages to perfectly convey what type of hero's Man of Bats and his son Raven are, while managing to balance their rural existence with the global threat that is Leviathan.
If you have enjoyed Morrison's recent work on Batman, this is more of that except more polished, and that can't be a bad thing. If you haven't loved what Morrion's been doing, this will definitely not change your mind. Either way, this is my new favorite Batman series (yes, I enjoy batman inc 1 and 2 much more than Snyder's current run on Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52) ) and I can't recommend it highly enough. A must buy for fans of Batman, and of comics in general.
Top reviews from other countries
This book introduces a large number of the new recruits to Batman Inc as Bruce Wayne/Batman travels the world training up an army for the coming storm with a mysterious new cadre of evil called Leviathan.
First up is a trip to Japan where Batman and Catwoman meet Jiro Osamu aka Mr Unknown, a Japanese superhero battling the madman Lord Death Man, a villain who treats the world like it's Grand Theft Auto. While dark, the story had lots of funny episodes such as a giant octopus in an apartment and a scene involving a cackling skeleton driving a car into a building which made me laugh. Jiro Osamu becomes the Batman of Japan.
Next up Batman goes to Argentina to meet Santiago Vargas aka El Gaucho who becomes the Batman of Argentina. It was cool to see Kate Kane aka Batwoman make an appearance here, here's looking forward to the next Batwoman book. George Cross aka the Hood also makes an appearance and the major villain of the book, Otto Netz/Dr Dedalus is introduced.
Otto Netz is a very cool villain, he's basically the Cold War/James Bond villain of yesteryear but old and riddled with Alzheimer's so his bizarre and lethal traps for Batman become crazier and crazier as the book goes on. He's also got these excellent bug eyes and a cape of smoke.
Batman heads to South Dakota next where two Native Americans, a father/son team of Man-of-Bats and his son Raven dish out justice, Batman style. It's great to see Batman in one of the most impoverished areas of America, he's a symbol of hope and change for a people who really need it. For anyone looking for more Native American comics after reading this part, I highly recommend Jason Aaron's series "Scalped", which is amazing.
The next part takes place in the internet where Barbara Gordon, aka the original Batgirl, aka Oracle, is Batgirl in the virtual world and is able to walk! The awesome CGI artwork makes this episode stand out strongly but really all of the artwork throughout is superb. Yanick Paquette and Chris Burnham outdo themselves page after page of this book, producing fantastic graphics in every panel, hats off to those chaps for their skilled artistry.
There's a St Trinians-esque episode involving Stephanie Brown aka Batgirl (yes another one) aka the 4th Robin, which I loved as well, before the book culminates in a mind-bending and difficult to follow final encounter between Batman and Dr Dedalus.
The rest of the cast that make up Batman Inc get some time in the book but not enough, Morrison is probably saving those for later books. David Zavimbe aka Batwing, Bilal Asselah aka Nightrunner of Paris (check out his awesome origin story in "Batman: Gates of Gotham"), Cassandra Cain aka Black Bat of Hong Kong, and Johnny Riley aka Dark Ranger of Australia.
Grant Morrison has created a rich and hugely imaginative tapestry, developing the Batman universe into a grander stage where the possibilities for new stories are boundless. Each one of the characters could have incredible stories of their own, the brilliance contained in this book seems to be the tip of the iceberg. All of the stories were fantastic in their own right and Morrison makes the case for Batman Inc convincingly through Bruce Wayne. He's written one of the best books of his career with Batman Inc which rightly will go on to spawn any number of wonderful spin-offs, but moreover stands on its own as a book packed with moments that remind the reader why they love Batman in the first place: because he is the one and only Dark Knight.