Batman Incorporated #9

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Chris Burham, Jason Masters Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 27, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 18
7.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The fallout from last months shocking turn of events has Batman on the run! Is The Dark Knight a murderer?

  • 19.0
    Outer Realm Comics - SS Mar 27, 2013

    Near Masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Apr 2, 2013

    Chris Burnham and Jason Masters do some find work here. When Bruce stands in the rain and his eyes are closed in the clouds is some of the best work I have seen from the art team on the book. They play every scene out to its full potential, and leave you wanting more when the issue ends. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 20, 2013

    This was a brilliant issue, and probably the most emotional Requiem issue bar Batman and Robin #18, and is also probably the best Requiem issue bar Batman and Robin #18. Morrison's run is almost near it's end, and he isn't half going out in a big way, and I hope he can keep as much excitement as this issue had throughout the remaining issues. I would easily recommend this issue to anyone, whether you want to get one of the better Requiem issues, or a fan of the series already, as it's a very emotional issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 13, 2023

    Batman Inc. hasnt disappointed since its inception and the creative team has a particularly meaty arc to dive into with some unexpected twists and wild action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 29, 2013

    Perhaps those answers are forthcoming. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Mar 29, 2013

    I know there are a lot of fans who have decided to drop the title due to the death of Damian Wayne, and that's an action I don't particularly understand. If he's a favorite character of yours, wouldn't you like to see the story where he died play out to the end? Wouldn't you want to know the writer's plans and why he used the character's death as the climax to the story? All I can say is that if you decided to drop the book because of this, rethink yourself. Out of respect for the character, keep reading, because the way that Morrison has the characters react to this death is the best I've read, and he'll be taking this series to hell and back in these final few issues. By the time all is said and done and Morrison's entire Batman run is collected in hardcover volumes, I know it will be regarded as one of the finest stories in the history of the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - Graeme Emmett Mar 29, 2013

    It's another quite emotional issue which broadens the effect the events have had on different people and the funeral in particular is done extremely well for a comic book. Morrison continues to do a very good job with this and it feels like we are on the build up to something massive to end it all and we are just waiting on Grant Morrison to light the fuse to set that powder keg alight and finish Batman Incorporated in blaze of glory. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Joey Esposito Mar 27, 2013

    In general, Burnham and colorist Nathan Fairbairn deliver big time, particularly during the funeral sequence. Burnham's strong character work coupled with the grim hues that Fairbairn provides make for a particularly depressing scene. However, there are a few pages featuring the work of Jason Masters and Hi-Fi that look quite bland in comparison. The colors on these pages in particular leave these scenes struggling to compete with the fullness Fairbairn is able to provide. That said, this accounts for only four pages of the total book, and all in scenes that aren't essential to the emotional impact. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 28, 2013

    Strictly a transition issue, allowing us to recover from the trauma from last month while psyching up for the next arc and the ultimate conclusion of Morrison's Batman epic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Midnight Logic - Atlee Greene Apr 1, 2013

    Morrison masterfully and slowly elevates tension because likewe'veseen in the past, eventually, Batman is going to snap and take his vengeance. Knowing that this incident hits home more than any before it makes the tension more abundant for the reader. With three issues left on Grant Morrisons run on this series, there is little doubt that heads are going to roll like never before and we all get a front row seat Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Mar 30, 2013

    Batman Incorporated is a book that's never felt like it fits in DC's New 52. The amount of history it implies for Batman and his surrounding cast is entirely too unwieldy for the five year timeline outlined in the "main" Batman books and elsewhere. From a reader perspective, I feel like we're witnessing Grant Morrison bringing, not just his Batman tenure to a close, but an end to the entire "post-Crisis" Batman mythology. If that's indeed the case, there couldn't be a better writer for the job. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 27, 2013

    This was a great follow up to last issue. Even though the other Bat-titles have jump past these events, it's great to see what happened next. We get some rare and personal glimpses into what Bruce is going through and you can definitely feel the pain he's going through. Morrison is pushing the story and concept further along. You can see we're close to his endgame and there's the feeling it's all about to explode. Morrison and Burnham are cooking with fire and it feels like things are going to get even crazier before the story's over. You won't want to miss this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Mar 27, 2013

    Did I mention that Jason Todd pees his pants? He totally does. Never liked that guy much anyway. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 30, 2013

    I wrote things out in a somewhat linear fashion, but they don't happen like that in the book. The scenes jump around and make things more than a little confusing for some reason. Why Morrison couldn't just tell this story in order is probably a question everybody has had about Morrison for years. But it's still a strong comic. Batman's pain after Damian's murder is quite palpable, and the immediate fight with the Heretic is a good one. It was also cool to see Squire step up to become the new Knight, like we predicted. All in all, it definitely feels like Morrison is on a roll as we race towards the conclusion of Batman Incorporated. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Mar 27, 2013

    The This was definitely a calm before the storm issue (potentially too calm, but I've said my part on that), but damned if it doesn't make me look forward to said storm. Morrison and Burnham manage to deliver an issue that deals with the biggest event in Batman's recent history remarkably well, and on a more encompassing scale, showing the repercussions outside of the costumed characters. While it didn't hit the emotional mark that I would have liked it to, being that it was the issue immediately following the death of Damian in the series he died in, but it made up for it by showing many aspects of his death, that only this title would be fit to do. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Mar 29, 2013

    Had DC not taken the entire month as an opportunity to expound of the events of Batman Incorporated #8, perhaps the events of this issue would have a stronger effect, but as it stands, many of us feel as cold to the death of the boy we cried for weeks ago as his warring parents appear here. Heres hoping the compilation will ultimately redeem this chapter more than its read as a single issue has. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Russ Mar 27, 2013

    If that's the case, Batman sure has received plenty of “gifts” in his lifetime. Time will tell if these latest events truly make him stronger or carry him to his breaking point. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Mar 28, 2013

    Much like most of what I've read of Morrison's the story jumps around, almost to the point of choppiness. I know some folks are huge fans, but I'm not one of them. I can only recommend this issue for folks who have been keeping up with the storyline. Definitely not a point for new readers to jump on and find out what's going on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 29, 2013

    If you've been following Batman Inc then you'll definitely want to pick this up. Unfortunately for any new comers you'll definitely be out in the dark alone and confused. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Justin Barnes Mar 30, 2013

    With all that said, Morrison stills manages to pull out a half decent issue. Beryl takes on a new identity following the death of Knight. There is also a mentioning of a Lazarus Pit which winks back to Morrison's Batman and Robin run when Dick Grayson tried to resurrect Batman. My favourite scene of this issue was the panel hinting the return of the original Batwoman. The story here is a bit short because of the Action Comics preview, and the Chanel 52 feature so everything happens really fast. We have moved past Robins' death so now Grant Morrison can go back to delivering those admired Batman stories that have made his run special. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Mar 27, 2013

    It's good to see the funeral scene though. I'd give it a 6 or 6.5 but it's a book that everyone who reads this article is going to buy regardless so I guess the number rating means less than ever this time around. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 28, 2013

    "Batman Incorporated" #9 ties up the startling ending from the previous issue and resets all of the players on the board, providing a lot of setup and detail work. There's action in the fight between Batman and Heretic and emotional beats throughout, but it feels more like a calm after/before a storm than a satisfying read of its own. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 27, 2013

    Batman Incorporated #9 was an exhilarating follow up to the events that lead to Damian Waynes death. Grant Morrison continues to work his magic on the Batman Universe as he has now isolated Batman just when Talia has turned Gotham City against him and everyone associated with Batman Incorporated. These latest developments along with other sub-plots in the work are a great example of the masterful way Morrison has handled his Batman epic since the beginning of his run. It is unfortunate that the artwork for this issue cannot reach that same level but it does not take away from how exciting the story is to read. If you are a Batman fan I encourage you to pick up Morrisons Batman Incorporated as he is doing something special. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Mar 27, 2013

    The lack of emotions in this book seriously just killed it for me and the Art style is too much to deal with for another issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 27, 2013

    The scale of this comic is particularly ambitious, and Morrison's juggling of so many characters and so many subplots is admirable in and of itself " yet there's a lesson to be learned here. When Damian was first introduced, Morrison thought he'd kill him in one arc... until he saw the character really taking on a life of his own. In death as he was in life, I guess, since the death of Robin has largely superseded any convoluted doomsday plots Talia al Ghul might come up with. Batman Incorporated isn't a story about high concept anymore, it's a story about emotions and family and heart " and that might be a Leviathan too big for even Grant Morrison to tackle. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 31, 2013

    Or I could just say this: Grant Morrison has been planning the death of Damian Wayne for years, and if this is the best he can do with this amount of planning I don't know why anyone would want hire him to write a Batman comic ever again. Pass. Read Full Review

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