Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes! #1

Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes! #1

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Cameron Stewart, Chris Burnham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 21, 2011 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Dec 27, 2011

    Danny Djeljosevic is a comic book creator, award-winning filmmaker (assuming you have absolutely no follow-up questions), film/music critic for Spectrum Culture and Co-Managing Editor of Comics Bulletin. Follow him on Twitter at @djeljosevic or find him somewhere in San Diego, often wearing a hat. Read his comic, "Sgt. Death and his Metachromatic Men," over at Champion City Comics and check out his other comics at his Tumblr, Sequential Fuckery. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Dec 25, 2011

    I didn't love this chapter, but I certainly didn't hate it. Sure, it doesn't feel like Batman at all to me. At least not the Batman stories that I enjoy, but it's a very progressive idea and the whole things climactic energy really propelled me forward and made me want to know what would happen next even when I didn't 100% understand what was going on in the previous page. And now that I've explained my stance a bit, let me post my arbitrary __ out of 10 score that's probably gonna make a lot of people mad. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Dec 21, 2011

    If you've been following Grant Morrison's extended Batman epic over the last few years, Batman, Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes! #1 is not to be missed. This is the prelude to the final phase of Morrison's epic that's been years in the making. Leviathan Strikes! #1 might feel disjointed due a haphazard shipping schedule, but the end result still provides plenty of comic goodness to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Colin Bell Dec 21, 2011

    Fun, dense and begging to be re-read, Leviathan Strikes! is a suitably epic conclusion to the latest chapter in Morrison's ongoing run, and given that he's stuck the landing and wrapped things up in suitably spectacular fashion twice before (see: the conclusions to Batman R.I.P. and his Batman and Robin run for more), readers are left wondering where he can possibly go from here " and that's a great feeling. 2012's Batman: Leviathan can't come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Dec 22, 2011

    The fate of "Batman, Incorporated" was one of the big questions when DC relaunched its complete line in September. "Leviathan Strikes!" begins with a disclaimer that it takes place before "Flashpoint" and the resulting relaunch . That gives Morrison license to push things further. It may not 'count,' but "Batman, Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes!" is the best comic DC has published in the latter half of 2011. The wait for "Batman: Leviathan" in 2012 is already too long. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Dec 26, 2011

    I'm every so glad that this issue got to take place back in regular ol' continuity. It's nice that DC didn't force the creative team to bend their tale to the status quo of the DCnU. It's nice to get to see the natural conclusion of this part of the story. I was also thrilled to see that there was no strict page limit being enforced here, as Morrison seems to take as much time as necessary to put all the necessary pieces in place to tell a great chapter in what's been an epic story. If you've been following everything up until this point, this issue does not disappoint. If you haven't and happen to like challenging, mind-bending reads, I don't understand why you aren't already following this title, but you should definitely give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 22, 2011

    Entertaining, for the most part, but considering nearly a quarter of the pages is basically a recap of past Batman Incorporated issues, the price still gouges in the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 21, 2011

    The fact that this book takes place pre-New 52 gives a big sense of awkwardness. You'll want to try to overlook it but it becomes a little difficult when seeing Dick as Batman and Stephanie as Batgirl. Despite this, it's going to be a long wait until Morrison returns to the touch on what he's set up here. Leviathan Strikes was a joy to read but it would have been great if we were able to read this before 'The New 52' or at least have some explanation over bridging the gap between the two periods. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 31, 2011

    Morrison's plot and script, though enjoyable, could've been clearer, but one can't take any issue with the artwork that brings them to life. It was a pleasure to see Morrison reunite with artist Cameron Stewart on the evil-girls'-school story. Stewart brings a certain sauciness to the visuals, but somehow, his depiction of so much naughty schoolgirls never feels overtly sexual. There's an allure and an enticing sense of danger, but the female characters never feel like sexual objects, probably because they're also portrayed as skilled, capable and dangerous. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Dec 23, 2011

    There's a lot of weird time-jumps and hallucinations that make it kind of hard to tell exactly what's going on in this story, in true Morrisonian fashion, but it builds to a nonetheless exciting climax with a lot of fascinating if sometimes half-baked ideas (again, typical for Morrison) and a twist that seems logical enough, though as presented I felt it made Leviathan rather less interesting and more generic than I would have hoped, more like something we've seen before. That's just an initial impression, though, and the stage is set for an interesting conclusion to Morrison's bat-saga, which will thankfully be coming in the new year; it would have been spectacularly lame to leave Morrison's epic, which has been rolling forward for over fifty issues across multiple titles, without a true ending. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Dec 22, 2011

    Not a terribly good comic. The first act is ok, but the second was a little confusing. The recap and the end about the history of the whole Batman Incorporated campaign did shed some light on this story. But I was still disappointed and definitely not worth the price of 6.99$, ouch! Save your hard earned money, there a better Batman stories out there. Nice cover though.Written by the sometimes overrated Grant Morrison (WE3) and illustrated by Cameron Stewart (Batman & Robin : Batman Vs Robin) and Chris Burnham (Elephantmen). From DC Comics. Read Full Review

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