Batman, Inc. #5

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Yanick Paquette Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 27, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 12
8.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Batman's Argentinean adventure concludes as The Dark Knight and Gaucho fight to the death to save the lives of countless innocents. Meanwhile, England's other Batman, The Hood, stumbles across a monstrous conspiracy can Batman and his international allies stop a plot that threatens to transform the whole world?

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 28, 2011

    It seems Morrison has only scratched the surface of what Batman Inc. is really going up against, as you can come back to read the issue again and again, and still find something new each time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic & Dave Wallace May 2, 2011

    Dave Wallace: And one final note, on the issue's epilogue featuring the Batman of Africa: whilst it's definitely an intriguing lead into the next chapter of Batman Incorporated -- with yet more ties to Leviathan -- it's also yet another example of Morrison absorbing and recycling old Batman continuity. In this case, it's the costume design for the African Batman, which seems to closely echo the "Batwings" design from Batman #250. I wonder whether there's anything more to the connection, or if it's just a fun nod to that old story: Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 27, 2011

    Yanick Paquette is back this month, though Chris Burnham now casts a long shadow over the series. Paquette's figures lack the fluidity of Burnham's, and contribute at least somewhat to the more serious tone of the story. While Paquette's pages are impressively detailed and designed, his figures are too static for such an action-oriented affair. I find myself eagerly anticipating Burnham's return now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 28, 2011

    What is Dr. Dedalus' plan? Who or what is Leviathan? We get some hints here, but it feels like we're just at the tip of the iceberg. Here's to "Batman Incorporated" #6 taking us one step further into the labyrinth. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 1, 2011

    Oddly enough, and nearly inexplicably, I liked this issue. I think I've FINALLY figured out the secret of reading a Grant Morrison comic book... The secret is to read the comic REALLY slow... I mean exceptionally slow! Like literally study the frigging page, the language used, the pictures, EVERYTHING before turning the page. And then repeat the process. I did just that, and I'd say that I understood like 85% of this comic, which is better than the 25% I normally understand! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    A Comic Book Blog - John Barringer May 4, 2011

    Batman Incorporated is about as experiential as we've seen Morrison handle the Bat-Universe. Bruce Wayne is completely out of our (the reader's) comfort zone, interacting with characters that are either brand new or barely touched on in the modern era of comic books. The attention to detail, symbols, and story following required from the reader is arguably the highest it's ever been. Granted timely released issues helps but I'm beginning to wonder if Morrison's compiling style here will start to wear down it's fans. Morrison is loyal to the process though, and as he's proven in and out of his Batman work the payoff at the end is almost always worth it, but man this is a comic book workout if I've ever seen one. Read Full Review

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