Batman, Inc. #6

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Chris Burnham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 11, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 12
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Man-of-Bats is a self-styled hero and community leader who protects his Sioux reservation from crime and disease. His son, Raven Red, can't seem to keep his father's often-embarrassing enthusiasm in check and he dreams of escaping his father's shadow to become a big time hero. But what happens when this homemade Dynamic Duo become the targets of a sophisticated, well-connected killer from the shadows? Can the intervention of Batman save them before it's too late?

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - John Barringer May 18, 2011

    If there's one thing I've constantly praised Morrison for during his run it's been his originality. Even if your not a fan, you have to respect his unwillingness to tell another Riddler or Penguin story. And if that's your thing than DC has really stepped up their game with giving you good-ol Batman stories in their other titles, but THIS is what I was hoping for when the Batman Incorporated concept was first introduced and now that it's here I can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris May 12, 2011

    To wrap up: Batman, Inc. #6 -- buy it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 12, 2011

    With all the material stuffed into this one issue, and with great treatment from both writer and artist, you're getting a bargain at DC's held-$2.99. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren May 14, 2011

    By far my favourite issue of Batman, Inc to date and I feel it is the first to capitalize on the promise and potential of the concept. It almost reads like what should have been the first issue of this series with dozens of Batmen operatives in action, layers of intrigue, secret organizations, Batman building an army and so on. On top of this, it's just plain fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic & Dave Wallace May 19, 2011

    Dave: Yes, ever since the very start of his run on the Batbooks, Morrison has been playing with the idea of alternate Batmen and replacement Batmen, and examining what these characters have to say about the core Batman concept. Not only does this issue probably feature more of these variations than in any other issue of the series so far, but it also tries to come up with a reason why Batman might want to put together an army of similarly themed heroes, sets out how such an organization would work, uses the concept to strengthen the mythical element of the character rather than to dilute it and also functions as a lovely done-in-one story with a neat twist ending. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - neil May 18, 2011

    Not a place to start this pulls in elements from nearly the whole of Morrisons run. Story and art working together in harmony. Punchy and climactic from start to finish its an acceleration towards the big game, so it feels like a trailer as opposed to the movie, lets hope all the good stuff isnt just in the trailer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 12, 2011

    While standard size for DC's $2.99 comics, this is a dynamically thick book with a great deal going on. It's also wonderfully entertaining. And, for now, it's the exciting, energizing writing of Grant Morrison. The story is clear in set-up and direction. The characters are inclined towards fun interactions, and the world of the Batmen continues to expand. Most importantly, at least to me in this instance, is the fact that this issue is completely welcoming of new readers. I knew of the general gist of the "Incorporated" concept before I even picked up this book, but reading this issue was quite satisfying. Read Full Review

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