Monday, July 2, 2012

Review: Batman Incorporated #1-#8



So I read Batman Incorporated #1-#8 and the Leviathan Strikes one-shot. Perfect examples of the best and worst of Grant Morrison. The stories are ludicrous campy fun, making skilled use of forgotten characters like Lord Death Man and Scorpiana (or did he create Scorpiana?), who has a tremendous costume:






A trip to Japan features Catwoman battling a tentacle monster:



And issue #8 shows off Barbara Gordon's digital avatar:



But the stories themselves are more like rough outlines than actual coherent plots. I constantly felt that entire pages were missing. Maybe worth 99 cents an issue, but no more.

1 comment:

  1. I had a similar feeling throughout Morrison's Batman run. Even reading the issues back to back, it felt like entire pages or even at times entire issues were missing.

    It was a pretty stark difference from Morrison's X-Men run, which was much more tightly connected.

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