Batman Incorporated #8

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: John Timms Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 10, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 8
7.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

What's Batman without the Joker? Why does Batman get to have Batmen all over the world, when Joker only has Gotham? Well, the end of Batman's global monopoly is approaching. The Joker is here to disrupt his enterprise with the launch of Joker Incorporated! Australia gets a Joker! China gets a Joker! England gets a Joker! Australia gets a Joker! Argentina gets a Joker! France gets a Joker! Everyone gets a Joker!

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 9, 2023

    It'll be interesting to see if Brisson uses the arrival of The Joker as an avenue for a quick Batman cameo/team-up or show how competent Batman Inc. is in tackling his greatest rogue without his help. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Sean Winningham May 10, 2023

    The setup in this issue is wildly exciting and leaves a lot of questions coming up for the next issue. As long as Brisson and Timms lead the story in a way that makes it very distinct and different from the previous arc, this story should be a success that will leave a lot of fans ecstatic. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 9, 2023

    Timms delivers some bright, vibrant and brilliantly detailed art throughout the story. I love the visual style of the issue and how it captures the dark menace of the characters as well as the visually engaging action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Damian Fritschel May 10, 2023

    The comic was great; it was more fast-paced than the last issue in the series and builds excitement for what's next in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 9, 2023

    Overall, still a solid read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias May 10, 2023

    Batman Incorporated #8 Covered a lot of ground, ticked a lot of boxes and introduced 5 new plot threads. I just hope that this start can be followed by a deserving end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson May 10, 2023

    There's just enough that's flashy and intriguing here to keep fans enticed for more, especially with John Timms' lively art. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Aaron Ray Jr. May 9, 2023

    I have always wanted Batman Inc. to face a challenge from an opposing collective. Nevertheless, I never wanted it to have anything to do with the Joker. Despite my apprehension, there is endless potential for character development in facing Batman's most intimate foe. Which some may hope includes taking the wind out of Ghost-Maker's sails. Ed Brisson sets up a compelling jeopardy for the team to overcome analyzing identity and the bigger picture. Despite Joker Inc. populating its roster with nobodies, the home team finally receives the narrative attention they deserve. If executed properly, Joker may actually set Batman Incorporated in a positive direction. Read Full Review

  • 2.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 16, 2023

    With so many moving parts, this team needs a strong central focus point, but Ghost-Maker comes across as arrogant, ill-informed, and needlessly abusive to his colleagues, combining with a 'too much, too fast' problem in plotting for a confusing whole. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma May 24, 2023

    I was a bit skeptical of Joker Incorporated when I first saw it in solicitations, I wasn't sure how I felt about it. Even here, I'm not 100% sure how I feel about it, but I do think Joker's reasoning for creating it makes complete sense. The final page of this issue gives me more hope that Joker Incorporated will be a good storyline, so hopefully things pick up in Issue 9. Speaking about this book as a whole, Psycamorean points out a great point in his review that I agree with, in that this title just has so many characters in it. As much as I like Gray Wolf, there's a part of me that hopes he leaves the team like he talked about in this issue so that things can be spread out a little more. An example of this is that, after his father's dea more

  • 7.5
    Amazing Psycamorean May 17, 2023

    I think I have the same problem with this book every time it comes out, but I'll reiterate here. There are way too many characters and the constant jumping around really makes it hard to stay engaged with the material, which isn't bad at all. If only it wasn't so sliced up.


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    Gorr Aug 15, 2023

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    matta Jun 14, 2023

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    Federico Liguori Oct 10, 2023

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    K-23 Jun 6, 2023

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