Batman Incorporated #12

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Chris Burnham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 3, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 12
7.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Leviathan and the Heretic are on the ropes...could Batman be on the verge of avenging all hes lost?

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 10, 2013

    This was a brilliant issue, and one of the best in the series so far. It had brilliant action, amazing dialogue, and some emotional sequences. It also had a hint of mystery, and sets up next issues finale perfectly. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this issue, as well as the series, which has been brilliant, and one of the best Batman stories in a while. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jul 3, 2013

    Also thought the transition from a skyscraper blowing up to Talia at Wayne Manor was a little abrupt. With issue ten, I believe I said something along the lines of I was ready for the shit to hit the fan, for things to explode, or whatever figure of speech I chose at the time... this issue delivered on that. This was just an action packed, crazy issue, with superb art. There's not much left to say, after six years or so, we're on the verge of the end, and I'm on the edge of my seat, waiting, and ready for it. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Jul 5, 2013

    As a conclusion to a story that Morrison has been telling on and off over the course of seven years, this last issue before the climax has not missed a step. The writing is superb as always and Morrison gets to briefly explore a side of Batman that has never been seen before while finally getting to tie everything together to lead into the last issue. The art is simply wonderful and Burnham gets to let loose with a raw Batman that is full of rage and doesn't have anything left to hold back. If you've been following this story since the beginning, this is as fulfilling an issue as you could want. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Russ Whiting Jul 3, 2013

    Excellent issue from start to finish. Get on it. My only gripe is that we have to wait so damn long in between issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 11, 2013

    As we come close to the end of Morrison's tenure it's kind of bittersweet. I've been loving the story since it's beginnings, and while I want to see how it all ties up, I'm still scared of a world without Grant Morrison writing Batman. Hopefully next issue will be satisfying enough to leave me without fear, knowing that the writer made his mark successfully. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Jul 5, 2013

    Batman Inc. #12 was the last bit of set up, and this is it, guys. The final battle. Bruce versus Talia. Literally anything can happen from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jul 3, 2013

    This title is pure Morrison and, finally, pure Burnham. This is what this title was supposed to be. For those that have stuck around, the biggest issue is yet to come, and here's to hoping that the team sticks the landing, but considering their pedigree, it's hard to imagine that it won't be a finale for the ages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 4, 2013

    Just because it won't necessarily go down in history as another of Morrison's classics doesn't mean that it can't be a better than average story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Chris Stark Jul 9, 2013

    If you have been following this series, you'll be happy with this issue. The ending is in sight based on the last pages of this issue. Personally, I don't want this to end. From the beginning, we have been taken on a fantastic ride through the Batman universe that only Grant could tell, Chris Burnham on pencils was just the icing on the cake. There have been great Batman teams before and Morrison/Burnham belong on the list of those great teams. These two working together just make a good fun comic that I am glad to read every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Matt A Jul 3, 2013

    Overall, this issue gives fans everything they want and ends with Talia Al Ghul, the mother of Damien, in the batcave set to do battle to the death with the Caped Crusader. And you thought your family was screwed up. I need to read this now. Two weeks can't come fast enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Jul 3, 2013

    Batman Incorporated #12 is equal parts setup and payoff, as Batman takes his revenge on the clone while Talia puts Gotham on the brink of destruction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 3, 2013

    With gorgeous art and a fast-paced story, "Batman Incorporated" #12 serves well as a penultimate issue to the series. Everything could still come crashing down next month into a disastrous finish, of course, but right now, it feels like "Batman Incorporated" is about to stick its landing and finish strong. So far, so good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 3, 2013

    Who hasn't wanted to see Batman cut loose a little? This issue delivers some savage Batman fighting which unfortunately doesn't last long enough. Talia's plan is continuing to unfold and you can feel the end is near. Rather than start tying up all the loose ends, Morrison actually unleashes some more surprises that will put you on the edge of your seat. There's no telling what the next issue will hold but you can bet it will be something everyone will be talking about. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Jul 5, 2013

    Batman Inc. is almost over, so when we get issues like these, it's almost unfair to judge it on one issue alone. This may not be the perfect fight issue, but it does add up to the whole series, which has been for the most part breathtaking and spectacular, despite some shortcomings. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jul 4, 2013

    It doesn't progress the story as much as I would have liked, nor does it have the depth of previous installments but the artwork is stunning and the fight scene between Batman and Heretic is worth the price of admission. If you've been keeping up with Batman, Inc. then you're going to be entertained by this. I suppose my biggest complaint is that after all the wait for issue #12 to get here and only one issue left to conclude the story, I wanted more. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jul 3, 2013

    Chris Burnham gets to pencil the whole book this time around, which is an awesome change of pace from the divided artist duties we have had the past few issues. His action scenes are glorious, especially the aforementioned battle between Batman and a genetically-enhanced super Damian. There is, however, a sparse feeling to some of the pages. Too many missing backgrounds, too many empty looking panels. It gives the book a rushed look that hurts the overall package. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 6, 2013

    For this story to still be effective, it should have come out quicker, and the rest of the Batman universe shouldn't have moved on so quickly. Still, once read all together in tpb format, I bet it'll be a great read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 9, 2013

    Batman Incorporated #12 was another good entry in Grant Morrisons Batman epic. The battle between Batman and the Damian clone was intense and was properly framed with progression from all the characters involved in this story. Morrison was even able to turn the Spyral sub-plot into something that I am eagerly anticipating to see how it is resolved. The level of violence in the last half dozen pages did take some of the punch away from the ending and held this issue back from being as great other issues in the series are. That said I am still excited for whatever Morrison has planned for the ending. The next issue is where everything ends and I cannot wait to get my hands on the final chapter to Morrisons Batman epic. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jul 3, 2013

    It just really felt like a letdown. The lack of emotional attachment to anyone didn't do it any favors either. Talia didn't care for Leviathan, Batman didn't, and just about everyone else would rather see him dead. Just seemed like a fight with an empty shell of a villain and in some ways that just felt like a turn off from the very beginning. Hopefully the conclusion or what comes next may make up for this lackluster climax because I'd hope this isn't the best Morrison can do with this story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jul 5, 2013

    Finally seeing Leviathan's face was. . . interesting, as was the generally reactions of characters. I will say I'm not to keen on Morrison giving us more mystery's with this woman, or what I'm assuming is a woman running a larger international criminal take down group. I guess we'll have to wait and see where this goes, but at this point I don't think it's worth it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 3, 2013

    Unfortunately, not only is the outcome of this "final battle" between Batman and Leviathan a foregone conclusion, but after all the possible buildup that Morrison has built over years and years of storytelling... all we get is a fistfight? Granted, Batman's reckoning with Talia will finally unfold next issue, but aside from the Heretic's final fate, this feels a little too easy, a little underdeveloped. This is neither Batman nor Morrison's finest hour. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 5, 2013

    Morrison has had an interesting run of Batman stories - some outstanding, some challenging, some puzzling. I've enjoyed most of it, but this was not his finest hour. Read Full Review

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