Batman Incorporated #11

Writer: Chris Burnham Artist: Jorge Lucas Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 22, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 9
6.6Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

Batmans world has been devastated by his war against Talia, but is he willing to give up on his own humanity?

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Mark Brassington May 23, 2013

    All in all, if this wasn't keeping us from some hot Bat-Man-Bat-on-Leviathan action, this'd be a pretty good Batman Incorporated one-off. Except it IS doing that. So, crap. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 6, 2013

    Although I'm not necessarily happy about the series taking a detour, this was a very fun, and entertaining issue, and a nice change from the normal dark mood that this series has had as of late. I also loved seeing the Batman of Japan again, and how he worked with his partner Canary, and although the issue did have it's flaws, it was overall very fun, and thoroughly enjoyable. I would recommend this to anyone that's been getting this series so far, but would recommend caution towards other readers, as although I enjoyed it, you may not, as it's the type of issue that you either like, or hate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 22, 2013

    Whether you're loving Morrison's run or waiting for it to end, this issue does what we should have seen earlier, a spotlight on other Batman Incorporated characters. Chris Burnham takes over the writing duties and shows us what Jiro, the Batman of Japan is doing these days. It's a great departure from the ongoing (and slightly morbid) story dealing with Batman vs. Talia. Burnham and Jorge Lucas give a fun look at what's going on in Japan. With characters like Lady Tiger Fist and killer female biker gangs, this issue definitely fits into Morrison's world. It'd be great to see the series focus on the various different Batman Incorporated members since we don't get to see much of them. This may not be your typical BATMAN INCORPORATED story but, in my book, that's a really good thing. Hopefully we'll see more of Burnham's writing in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff May 29, 2013

    Overall, it's a fun issue with crisp writing and nice artwork that really rounds it all out to a good filler issue. It was nice catching up with Jiro after such a long absence, and I really didn't mind the month delay for the next issue of Morrison's story. Plus, this issue kind of gives a peek to what we might be able to expect from the Batman Incorporated Special that's due to ship in August, which will feature more stories like this, focusing on other members of Batman Inc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers May 22, 2013

    Yes, this issue completely interrupts the flow that Inc had going for it, and yes they probably should have announced this when they announced that Inc would be getting an issue #13, which we now know to be what issue #12 would have originally have been... All that said, when you take this issue for what it is, it's a fun and goofy love letter to classic manga with an over the top style you rarely see in western mainstream comics. It may have not been the issue we had been expecting, but it was great fun in the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Russ Whiting May 22, 2013

    The whole issue evokes an Adam West Batman meets Super Sentai meets Manga vibe, with a smattering of post modern Jack Kirby-nodding thrown in for good measure. Also, Power Rangers with toilet humor. If a thing like that even makes sense. Of course, let's not forget the fine job by Jorge Lucas, whose artwork fits the mood perfectly. Burnham stated that Jorge "is an absolute master at drawing outlandish Kirbyesque environments. The splash page of Jiro and Canary transforming gets me excited every time I see it." Can't say we disagree with him too much there. Bad-ass splash incoming: Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze May 24, 2013

    There was a lot of teamwork implemented within this issue which was nice to see and they definitely do have a dynamic. While Canary might not be much of a combatant given her size, her sonic voice can be used for various situations. The one thing that can be taken out of this is that while they may be new to Batman Inc., they will be involved in the fight against Leviathan, of course given by the fact that we are met by the same Batman who took the Man-Bat serum and is wearing a large suit of armor ready to go into battle. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill May 28, 2013

    The issue reminds me of nothing so much of those extra loopy old Morrison Doom Patrol issues that took cheap but hilarious shots at a variety of the Marvel, DC and Image superhero teams of the time in barely concealed homage/rip-off/extravaganzas that made Crazy Jane, Cliff and Rebus all the more poignant and dramatic in turn. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel May 23, 2013

    With no Bruce Wayne and only a mention of Leviathan, you could probably skip Batman Incorporated #11. But then you'd miss out on all the fun (and probably a Grant Morrison reference later). Your call. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge May 22, 2013

    Jorge Lucas, an artist I was not familiar with prior to reading this comic, did one heckuva job matching the tone and atmosphere of the story with his art. There was a very distinct Silver Age feel to this comic that Lucas fleshed out with his bold and expressive work. ReadingBatman Incorporated #11 may have you thinking like Kanye West and saying “Damn, they don't make ‘em like this anymore.” Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott May 22, 2013

    Batman Incorporated #11 is inconsequential to Batman's fight against Leviathan, but it's a decent stand-alone adventure for the rarely-used Batman of Japan. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Jul 7, 2013

    Originally I was angry before I read this because it was placed in my pull-list accidentally and that's $2.99 I could be spending on another comic. However, after reading this I couldn't stay mad. It's an insane romp with immature humor, a self-contained story we see all too little of in comics and characters I would love to see again. The perfect guilty pleasure. However, there is a big problem with this interlude and it's just that: it's an interlude. I've read up on the series and I did read issue six which featured the death of a prominent Batman ally. Grant Morrison has used this series to build-up a reputably astounding and emotional story about the conflict between Batman, Talia and Leviathan and then this issue makes readers wait another month for the serious stuff. I can't imagine ongoing readers being happy in the slightest about it, but if you're interested in mind-numbing humor give this a shot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray May 24, 2013

    Coming at a crucial time, this filler issue is a slice of the absurd and as frustrating as an ad break in the middle of a show's climax, taking us not only away from Gotham, but away from Batman completely. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead May 25, 2013

    Batman Incorporated #11 was actually a pretty good comic... To bad it interrupted the main story at the worse time possible. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 May 22, 2013

    This is a culmination of some valiant effort from Lucas and Burnham. The duo made for an outlandish story and learned something along the way. This issue is unfortunately scheduled in an awkward position around this title. This team should continue to hone their craft and try another shot at Batman soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 22, 2013

    Jorge Lucas steps in on art and much like the script, it's a mix of good and bad. Some pages -- like when the Batman of Japan makes his first costumed appearance -- look finely detailed and dynamic. Other pages are awkwardly staged and missing backgrounds. The whole package is a mixed bag. If, this close to the end, you are going to do a one-off story, it really needs give us a bit more than this issue does. Batman Inc. #11 just feels like filler and now is not the time for filler. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson May 24, 2013

    Despite being known primarily as the artist for the series, Burnham proves here that he can hold his own as a writer too. The issue is a one-and-done story that focuses on the Batman of Japan and Crazy Shy Lolita Canary, who was introduced in Morrison's “ Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry May 22, 2013

    Look, we're all disappointed that we're not getting the first half of Morrison'sBatman Inc.finale today. I think we can all agree on that. But would you rather have had a month long delay or something experimental like this? For the most part I think those who will hate it will know they'll hate it just by taking a glance at the cover, but a good way to know if this is worth your time is if you enjoyed the pre-New 52 Batman Inc. run's most campy stories. If you liked those episodes then you should buy this but if not or if you never read the pre-New 52 run, then you can skip it. Worry-free. It's the very definition of filler. Personally, I thought it was well constructed with some really cool artwork, but it's not something I'm ever going to re-read again and if it wasn't for me doing the review I would've been a member of team skip-it. Read Full Review

  • 1.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 24, 2013

    Besides being mostly a waste of time and an unforgivable and wholly unconnected interruption to an important storyline, it is also occasionally crass. Burnham's enthusiasm is apparent, but it's improperly channeled. Read Full Review

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