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Batman Incorporated

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Just picked up the trade for Volume 1. I think this is prior to 52, but from what I can tell in my 52 perusing Batman's last few storylines seem to have folded into the new continuity... so I guess wondering about continuity doesn't matter. LOL The pitch for this series concept seems to have been, "See that Batman: Brave and the Bold cartoon? Yeah take that, give it to Grant and tell him hey... Batman isn't for kids, Silly Rabbit!" In a manner this series seems like Elseworlds in DC Proper. As if some Doctor Whovian time/space event has transpired and realities are folded into one another. I think I like it. It's so damn out there that I think it's striking a chord for me.

My favorite new Batman so far is Man of Bats & Little Raven. So much :heart: for that.

Edited by The Human Torch, 31 October 2012 - 06:22 PM.


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Man of Bats was probably my favorite story to date. :thumbsup:

Batman Inc. was the only DCU title that suffered no ill effects or consequences from the New 52 reboot. Grant Morrison is still trying to finish up the protracted Leviathan storyline that he's been telling since the beginning of his Batman run several years ago. It's a little more comprehensible if you've been reading from the beginning, but it's still good kooky fun if you haven't. I actually skipped large chunks of that Batman run, but I'm enjoying anyway.

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Finished Volume 1. So much fun. They even went Tron: Batman! The end of Volume 1 both with the reveal and that death trap was so great. I'll definitely be looking for the next volume now. I have to say that Grant is hit or miss with me, everyone loved his All-Star Superman... but I was like eh. I loved his X-Men. Now I'm loving this Incorporated take on The Bat.

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Hey! This is a thing that I like as well!

Volume 2 is currently ongoing --- Issues 1, 2, 3, and 0 have come out.

If you liked Batman Inc and haven't yet checked out the rest of his ongoing years long stint on Batman you might want to first direct your attention to "The Island of Mister Mayhew" in Issues 667, 668, and 669 (collected in trade as Batman : The Black Glove along with several other stories) and then to the six issues of Batman : The Return of Bruce Wayne. The former is Morrison's reintroduction of the long dormant Silver Age concept of the Club of Heroes (members of which are involved in Batman Inc) and the latter is a eon-spanning epic where a semi-amnesiac Batman falls through the past and becomes the Batman Of Many Different Eras including Stone Age Batman, Pirate Batman, Cowboy Batman and more! They're both the most like Batman Inc of his Batman work, I think.
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Also : you might be interested in the excellent annotations for Morrison's Batman done by David Uzumeri over the years at Funnybook Babylon and ComicsAlliance. Here's a link to the annotations for Batman Inc #1 and here's a link to the Annotations tag at the same website.

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Batman Inc. was the only DCU title that suffered no ill effects or consequences from the New 52 reboot.


Green Lantern was unaffected, as well. Makes sense since those were their top sellers before the reboot.

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I noticed that about Green Lantern too.

RC, I'll be on the hunt for those trades now!

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Yeah, but the problem with Green Lantern is that it's Geoff Johns. Morrison is a veteran comics writer that's left his mark on all the iconic superheroes. Johns is the world's luckiest fanboy.

Also, Synder/Cupello's Batman has been pretty awesome.

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I haven't read enough Geoff Johns to distinguish a style or lack there off, I just know that DC really did him no favors with the way they packaged the Green Lantern trades.

Synder did 52's Night Owls stuff right? If so, yeah I enjoyed the first volume of that. Looking forward to the next one.



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