Batman, Inc. #1

Batman, Inc. #1

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Yanick Paquette Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 17, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Grant Morrison continues his earth-shattering run on the Batman titles with this exciting, new ongoing series! Featuring; Art by the remarkable Yanick Paquette (SEVEN SOLDIERS: BULLETEER), BATMAN, INC. marks the next stage of evolution for The Dark Knight. This can't-miss series will star not just Bruce Wayne as Batman, but also a huge number of guest-stars! Don't miss out on this all-new start to a stunning direction for Batman!

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 20, 2010

    This issue really worked well on every level. There is still some doubt as to the value of multiple Batmen, particularly since the original is portrayed so vividly here. Even compared to the characterization of Catwoman, the Japanesecharacters lacked depth and credibility. It would have been valuable to have more layers to Jiro or Lord Death Man's personality and backstory revealed, but the issue is packed and satisfying, regardless. If this first issue is an indication of thecaliber of work to come, then there is a lot to look forward to from this story and its team of creators. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 19, 2010

    It's an outstanding (fresh) start for the Batman Family. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Nov 18, 2010

    Overall, the first issue of "Batman Incorporated" is a blast. As is typical with a Grant Morrison comic, it's filled with all manner of new conceit. It also perfectly sells the idea introduced in "The Return" of a "Planet Gotham." Bruce Wayne's War On Crime is now being fought on unfamiliar territory, but that's what makes it so interesting and fresh. A Grant Morrison Superhero Comic hasn't felt this new and exciting since Cassandra Nova strolled through the rain forests with a kidnapped dentist. Here's hoping the end results turn out just as exceptional. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 20, 2010

    I have to be totally honest, this could have been the Book of the Week or a very strong runnerup if the art was just a bit more under control. Grant Morrison absolutely shines in this issue with his cleveryetclear approach to the characters, concepts, and plots. There is so much about this issue that I absolutely loved, it just kills me that the inking holds back the art so much. Inkers are often considered the unsung heroes of the business, but here, the inker is definitely the villain! A great performance from almost all around earn this the Must Read verdict, though it clearly had the potential for so much more! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 28, 2010

    The highlight of the series is of course Paquettes work. Its soft and well inked. The drawings are solid. I love his Catwoman and his interpretation of the new Batman suit. The colouring is simplified with palettes of colours per sequences. Thats not often done in comics, but always appreciated when it is. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - tomfoolery Mar 9, 2011

    A bright, colourful and refreshing Batman story. The Bat has stepped from the shadows into the neon-lights of Japan. And it is most welcome indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 17, 2010

    But those few complaints aside, Batman, Inc. #1 is a wonderful start to this new series, providing a fast-paced, funny, energetic start to Batman's new path. Not only does the issue mark another exciting new stylistic approach to the Dark Knight by Morrison, but the issue's actual story is also chock full of fun surprises and cool twists. It looks like we're in for another inspired, rollicking ride along the lines of the first Batman and Robin arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kyle Garret Nov 21, 2010

    So much of Morrisons work on Batman so far has been focused on the past; Im excited to see what he does with the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Nov 21, 2010

    A relatively weak cliffhanger at the end puts a damper on the fun, but theres more than enough in this issue to bring readers back for more. As with most comics penned by Morrison, Batman Incorporated is one that seems destined to become a fan favorite. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Nov 21, 2010

    Overall, I'm already finding myself thoroughly won over by the next phase of Morrison's bat-saga. Minor complaints aside, this first issue is a great example of what a modern superhero comic should be in paying homage to the past whilst also developing the core concepts of Batman logically and originally. I look forward to seeing whether Morrison can use Batman Inc. to build a story that's as complex and satisfying as the last couple of years of his Batman work have been. He's certainly off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 19, 2010

    Morrison brings some fun into this book and provides a level of mystery that will require some of Batman's detective work. It's nice to see the Morrison Batman book take a break from the science fiction aspect of storytelling. I think this issue is a very good frame for the relationship between Batman/Catwoman and Bruce/Selina. Batman Inc is looking like it will be a fast and entertaining book to read. This was a good first step. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Nov 19, 2010

    A very strong issue and a nice way to start the new status quo for the Batman family. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Nov 18, 2010

    I don't really like a lot of the things here that I've seen before. The big American hero arrives to find his foreign counterpart just in time to help him with something he can't handle on his own has always stuck me as a bit contrived. Also, this whole heroes all over the world thing reminds me of those Planet DC annuals a while back that created a lot of new characters who were never seen again. I'm not sold on the whole Batman, Inc. idea, it seems a bit odd to me, and this really did nothing to sell it to me. Also, Selina keeps being drawn with these goggles on her cowl, but she always has them pushed up on her forehead. What do they do, exactly? Read Full Review

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