Batman Incorporated #10

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Chris Burnham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 24, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 10
7.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

When only one can survive, which will it be: the man or the bat?

  • 9.5
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Apr 24, 2013

    The superbly-written Batman Incorporated #10 breaks up Bruce Wayne's pity party and paints a target on Leviathan. Batman Incorporated is wounded, but in this case, a wounded animal looks to be far more dangerous. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 26, 2013

    It's going to be interesting to see how he untangles all these threads - but if anyone can do it... Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Addicts - Anubhav Dasgupta Apr 29, 2013

    I know I'm preaching to the choir but do not f***ing miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Apr 26, 2013

    While DC's output as a whole has suffered in the wake of the New 52, including but obviously not limited to Morrison's own work on “Action Comics,” the epic Batman run that Morrison embarked on six years ago is truly one of the most impressive works in DC history. It not only solidifies why Batman is their number one character, but justifies it as well for an epic journey into Gotham's heart of darkness. That we get to see it all tied together in such an immersible way and to have Chris Burnham on art for the grand finale is just icing on a rather delicious cake. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Russ Whiting Apr 24, 2013

    So much of Morrison's work is setup layered upon setup, smattered with foreshadowing, and topped off with more setup " but some big stuff goes down here and the payoff looks to be nothing less than monumental. Great stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Apr 24, 2013

    It shouldn't come as a surprise that this issue continues to bring all those layers, all those threads, and all those plot lines that have been cooking away for months, even years, together. That's what I love, and have always loved about this book. The build up is great, but man do I want someone to just knock someone else the hell out already. It's this weird mix of me appreciating the methodical pace, but at the same time just wanting the shit the to hit the fan in the worst way possible. So that, and nagging art inconsistencies are what kept this issue down a bit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 5, 2013

    This was a terrific issue, and although the pace has been slowed down a bit, the endgame to Morrison's Batman run looks to be heating up, and the shock, and interest of this issue has me real excited for the final few issues. I would highly recommend this as well as the entire series, as although not Morrison's best Batman story, it has been a brilliant one to end his run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Apr 25, 2013

    Batman Incorporated is juggling many threads and characters at the moment. Nobody seems better served to handle this type of storytelling than writer Grant Morrison himself. With only three issues till the end of the series, fans better get ready for some explosive storytelling! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Justin Barnes May 2, 2013

    Morrison has really tailored Talia into a top tier Batman villain along the likes of the Joker, Two-Face, and Ra's al Ghul. Speaking of Ra's, if you have been wondering where he has been during Talia's reign of terror we finally get an answer here and it does come as a surprise. My only gripe is the Heretic, Damian's twin brother. They way Morrison has been depicting the character as whiny child is not appealing at all. I understand that he is a child in a man's body in the story, but I it is difficult to take the Heretic as a serious villain that he appeared to be earlier in Batman Inc. By the end of the story Morrison pulls out a crazy surprise that really strikes more interest in the upcoming finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 24, 2013

    The end is near. Batman is trying to end the battle against Talia and Leviathan. Things are not going according to plan for either side and you can feel the tension rising as the story approaches the conclusion. With some welcomed appearances by a couple characters, the story continues with a big feeling of everything being unpredictable. With Morrison ready to end his run, you can't tell what might happen next. It's almost enough to make you scared to see the next couple issues. Of course there's no way you'll want to miss them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 27, 2013

    There are a lot of pieces in play in this story, and most of them are entertaining, but overall, they don't feel like they're going anywhere. What the heck is Morrison's end game? At the very least, this was a fun issue. Nightwing, Red Robin and Knight are very cool, though I'm definitely disappointed that Morrison didn't reveal Jason's kidnappers this issue. That kind of cut away for no good reason. The scene with Ras al Ghul didn't feel like it went anywhere, nor did the scene between Talia and Heretic. Talia doesn't have anything more to do in this comic, I'm afraid, so she's left just standing around killing time before Batman shows up. Fortunately, the Batman stuff is awesome. Mech-suit and Man-Bat formula? Hells yeah! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 24, 2013

    "Batman Incorporated" #10 is keeping the series rolling forward at a good pace. Everything's aligning in a manner that promises an explosive conclusion, and I was more excited by the end of this issue than I was at the beginning. And best of all, aside from (presumably) the destruction of Leviathan, I have no idea what's going to happen next. Morrison, Burnham, and Masters have once again given a thrilling issue of "Batman Incorporated." This series feels determined to go out with a bang, and I think we're going to get something just as explosive as its creators are hoping. Good stuff, once again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Apr 28, 2013

    So as Morrison begins to bring his singular run with the character to a close, and threatens to leave capes forever, he really doesn't let up on bringing the weird. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outer Realm Comics - SS Apr 28, 2013

    Great issue, even the art was decent despite the shift in artists to get this issue published on time, but with so much going on, it feels like in the end, this climax was reached before with Damiens death and something else should have been concluding this entire arc but hey, Grant likes to go out with a bang. I just hope he doesn't let a magnificent job he's done on this series, fray apart with carelessness. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Apr 25, 2013

    The artwork in this issue was a bit underwhelming at points. Mainly during those moments such as he interaction between Nightwing and Red Robin, their facial expressions looked very rushed and weird. Besides that, the inking was well done to say the least to capture the emotion the story tried to create. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Apr 25, 2013

    Batman Incorporated #10 is another incredible chapter in Grant Morrisons Batman epic. The closer we get to the end the more Morrison ramps up the intensity of the story. Morrison has done an incredible job in creating a sinister aura around Talia and Leviathan. We see Batman make choices that may end up doing more harm than good but he makes these choices because Talia has pushed him to the absolute edge. The additions of Ras, Nightwing, Red Robin and Spyral in this issue further elevated the intensity of the war that is taking place in Gotham City. With the final image of this issue being that of a Man-Bat version of Batman I have absolutely no idea how Morrison is going to end his Batman epic. All I know is that I cannot wait to get my hands on the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Apr 25, 2013

    Disappointing art aside,Batman Incorporated #10should please readers that have been with this series not along. We are one step closer to the finale of what has been my favourite Batman story sinceThe Dark Knight Returns. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Apr 25, 2013

    Minus a few other books, Batman Inc was the only gatefold cover that actually had something to do with the story, and that was nice. I really wasn't expecting that ending with the Man-bat serum. So while this was another transition-y/filler issue, there's just a huge sense that it's all about to hit the fan and I absolutely cannot wait.3.5 out of 5 nerds Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Apr 24, 2013

    Batman Inc. #10 is the quiet before the storm. There are some good scenes here and there with Gordon and the GCPD and then with Talia and her father, but for the most part we're only here to see Batman prepare for his 1 vs. 100 fight against Leviathan and he's not looking to outsmart them, but to out gun them. Fill-in artists disrupt the flow as does some odd pacing and the brief cut to Jason Todd's as-yet-unexplained subplot, but for the most part issue #10 is an entertaining transition issue with some cool surprises to make you excited for the final confrontation to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Apr 26, 2013

    It's unfortunate, but Batman Incorporated #10 feels very much like the filler issue it is instead of being a stepping stone toward Morrison's endgame. It is, technically, but there's a lot of exposition, a lot of waxing poetic about the idea of crime and the concept of justice. In a way, it almost feels derivative of Morrison himself. These are ideals and themes he's used in Batman stories in the past, and instead of feeling conclusive by nature, it seems repetitive. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy the issue, because I seriously enjoy Morrison's work. It's just not the strongest issue of the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Apr 24, 2013

    Once again, artist Chris Burnham is assisted by two other artists. Jason Masters and Andrei Bressan each take a few pages, presumably to ensure that Batman Incorporated comes out on a regular, monthly schedule. While that may be a noble cause, it's a bummer that Burnham couldn't be given the time he needed to complete a full issue. Masters and Bressan blend nicely with his style, but there is a noticeable shift when they jump in for a page or two. This close to the end, DC should really just let Burnham finish out the series himself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tyler Gross May 1, 2013

    In some ways, we know what's going to happen in next three issues of Batman Inc. It's Batman's voyage into the Inferno, the Dark Knight's dance of death at the end of the world. If you've ever read a comic by Grant Morrison, you know little is as it seems. Even after so many Batman stories, Morrison is showing no signs of letting up or slowing down. This issue does a solid job of setting up what comes next, while still revealing the edges of a few aces up Morrison's sleeve. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 26, 2013

    More set-up than story, the activity in this issue is so low-key that even Burnham's usually energetic art feels stifled. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Ket's Comics - Michael Bowie May 1, 2013

    Look, I want to like this book. I want to like every comic I pck up, particularly Batman titles. Batman Incorporated is just a bit off a hard sell right now. It's not especially bad, it's interesting, it's entertaining, it's just a bit off. As for this issue in its own right, well, the last page may be worth the price of admission by itself. You could just look it up, but to really appreciate and comprehend it, you have to read the issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 24, 2013

    Structurally, this comic makes plenty of sense, and I give Morrison a lot of praise for tying together so many forgotten threads for his final crescendo. Yet seeing this in practice winds up falling flat " think of a chef telling you how great a peanut butter-and-pickle sandwich might be, because that's what he had in the fridge. Batman Incorporated #10 is that same sort of weird-tasting combination, only years in the making. There may be some good constants here " Chris Burnham's art, Morrison's sense of deliberateness and scale " but that doesn't make this weird comic any easier to swallow. Read Full Review

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