Batman Incorporated #7

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Chris Burnham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 14
7.9Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

The fight to reclaim Gotham City begins!

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 30, 2013

    The I mean, what can I say about this book that I haven't already said before? Morrison and Burnham are delivering the final arc that was promised, and things are really starting to heat up in this issue. This title is its own beast (leviathan, if you will) and damn do I love it for that fact. It's hard to make Batman anymore entertaining than this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Feb 4, 2013

    In Chris Burnham land, he does his best work here. His ending to this issue gave me goose bumps, and I am really looking forward to seeing him and Morrison next issue especially since it seems to be a Robins-centric issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jan 31, 2013

    Overall, Morrison has delivered another promising installment to his series. I'm very excited to see where he's taking the series in his finale, and I'm completely anticipating seeing how everything comes into place. I'm sure I'm right when I say that these (supposedly) five remaining issues will be full of twists, turns, betrayals (there was one in this issue!) action, and plainly fun comic storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 31, 2013

    Whether bound in continuity or not, it really feels like the end of days for Batman and all he cares about. The brilliance of Snyder's Batman notwithstanding, Morrison's is very much worth a look as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 2, 2013

    I love Robin. But more importantly, I love the Robin character, the idea that Batman has this colorful kid sidekick to help him out. A lot of people give Robin crap, but I love him. However, I've never particularly cared for Damian Wayne as Robin. I'm a big Tim Drake fan, and he was a great Robin. But then Morrison came along and created Damian, shoving the character into the role of Robin and giving Tim the shaft. That rubbed me the wrong way and I'm still trying to get over it. Issues like this one help. Damian has never seemed like Robin to me. He's Damian first, Robin second. That's his character. But this was a great issue for Damian and for Robin, and now I'm definitely looking forward to seeing Robin save the day. Morrison will always be a great comic book writer, but sometimes he adds too much weird stuff for his own good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Feb 2, 2013

    Batman Inc #7 isn't the best issue of Batman Inc, but it's far from the worst (Vol. 1 #8 I'm looking at you). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 30, 2013

    Talia al Ghul and Leviathan are not playing around with Batman. This issue shows us a slightly different side as the repercussions from last issue are shown and Batman struggles to deal with his defeat. There is a big sense of the unknown when it comes to Grant Morrison's storytelling. You feel like there's the possibility that 'anything goes.' Burnham's art captures the grittiness of the events as they unfold. There were a couple moments it felt off but the visuals and colors by Nathan Fairbairn made for some cool moments. I'm almost scared to read the next issue but there's no way I won't read it as soon as it's out. Batman may have misjudged what Talia is capable of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jan 30, 2013

    Batman Incorporated is probably the most unique Batman series ever. It is a story that only Grant Morrison could conceive and the writer has a very strong cult following that is obviously keeping this book afloat. While difficult to follow at times, and hard to grasp at others, many experienced comic readers should try reading this story from the start to see if it's for them. It is becoming a little bit more clear with each issue of Batman Incorporated that Morrison is getting close to the end of the story he set out to tell so many years ago and I have high hopes for what that final issue will bring. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 31, 2013

    It's hard to believe that "Batman Incorporated" #7 marks the beginning of the end, but at the same time this issue has been so much fun that it's hard to end up sad about the prospect. Morrison and Burnham continue to deliver a beautifully written and drawn comic in the form of "Batman Incorporated." It's also a reminder that you don't need a big event to draw readers into a non-central "Batman" comic, just good storytelling. Thanks to Morrison and Burnham, I'll stick around until the bitter end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 5, 2013

    This may not be the best issue in the series, but it;s still a very good issue, and sets up the next issue nicely. I would still highly recommend both this issue, and the series, and am looking forward to reading the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Jan 30, 2013

    When this series started I couldn't help but connect artist Chris Burnham to Frank Quitely. Something about the texture to clothing and weight of the characters is on display in each panel. I'm happy to report Burnham has slowly developed into something more unique since issue #1, possibly because he's had to draw these comics as fast as possible. There's still weight to the clothing, but everything is a bit more sketchy and free. Composition is good and action is still spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Justin Barnes Jan 31, 2013

    The actual art work was good, but some of the pages that he filled in for didn't have to be in the issue at all. The overall the art in this book solid and constantly good. Besides maybe Batman Inc. #0, this the worst of all issues of the new 52 Batman Incorporated. I do expect next issue to be more improved than this one. I believe in Grant Morrison. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 30, 2013

    Where things have started to suffer the most in Batman Incorporated is in the art. This issue has the weakest work Burnham has delivered thus far. The perspective never seems quite right; the characters anatomy is awkward. Moments like when Hood suddenly switches sides look stiff and staged. Backgrounds all but disappear far too often. Burnham is a fantastic artist who has given us issue after issue of fantastic art, but Batman Incorporated #7 is a misstep and a lackluster time all around. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 30, 2013

    It's not the worst issue to come out of the New 52 Batman Inc. (that's issue #0) but I definitely had a lot of problems with it and think it could've been better organized. Despite all of the revelations that occur in this issue the real highlight for me (besides the artwork) is Alfred. Alfred is written beautifully here and seeing him interact with Damian is a real treat. In fact, Batman never says a single line in this entire comic and it is the supporting cast that gets all of the attention. That's wonderful! The focus of Batman Inc. really should be the organization itself rather than focusing primarily on Batman and I must say that up until this point the New 52 series has felt far more like Batman & Robin than Batman Inc. I just wish that we would have left the fantastical elements out of it, had some consistency between this issue and the last, not repeated the same twists as volume 1, and structured all of this information better so the story didn't j Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 31, 2013

    Batman Incorporated #7 is another strong chapter in Grant Morrisons Batman epic. The introduction of a third party, Spyra, this late into the game is disappointing and the artwork by Chris Burnham leaves a lot to be desired. Fortunately Morrison works past these pitfalls and still delivers a comic that tells a tight story with a quick pace. The involvement of Nightwing, Red Robin, Red Hood and Robin is well handled and seeing how Morrison has worked so much history into this rivalry between Bruces Batman Incorporated and Talias Leviathan is fantastic. With Damian continuing to be in the middle of this entire war what happens next will be exciting to see. Read Full Review

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