Batman Vol. 1: By Grant Morrison Omnibus

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Andy Kubert, John Van Fleet, Tony S. Daniel, Ryan Benjamin Publisher: DC Comics Hardcover: December 19, 2018, $75.00 Issues: 25, Issue Reviews: 232
7.3Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

This new Omnibus collection kicks off with the introduction of Damian Wayne! Then, Batman and a group of global heroes face a killer on a mysterious island, and Batman relives an adventure in the life of young Bruce Wayne: the hunt for his parents' killer. And when Bruce Wayne disappears, the Club of Villains begins a crime spree through the streets of Gotham City, while Batman's allies attempt to keep order. Collects BATMAN #655-658 and #663-683, stories from 52 #30 and 47 and DC UNIVERSE #0. This title also includes two new story pages written and drawn by Chris Burnham that recap events from "The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul."

  • 9.5
    myconius Nov 11, 2018

    Grant Morrison’s Batman is one of the best Batman runs i’ve ever read.
    this deluxe sized omnibus is the best possible format to read it in.

    the book is nicely constructed with stitched binding and thick quality pages.
    the paper is a very heavy stock that is slightly glossy but not too overly glossy.
    the color printing is also more vibrant than previous editions of Batman&Son and BatmanRIP.

    It has no new bonus content other than an introduction by Mike Marts.
    Tony Daniel’s variant covers for Batman #676-#683 are now at the back of the book along with Adam Kubert’s variant cover for Batman #655.

    the omnibus collects all the issues from ‘Batman & Son’, ‘The Black Glove’ and ‘Batman RIP’ as well as an abridged version of issues #30 & #47 from the ’52’ series, scenes of Bruce Wayne undergoing the Thögal ritual in the caves of Nanda Parbat.

    exclusive to this omnibus are two brand new pages written and drawn by Chris Burnham. these new pages fill in events for ‘The Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul’ and save you from having to read a drawn out cross-over event where only two of the issues were actually written by Morrison.

    there are two pages of excerpts from ‘Final Crises’ bracketing Batman issues #682 & #683 ‘Final Crisis: Last Rites’. these excerpts set up the events of ‘Final Crisis: Last Rites’ and give actual context as to what’s going on.

    aside from the lack of new bonus content, this is still one of my most favorite omnibuses i own both in content and in presentation. this is the first of 3 volumes that will collect all of Grant Morrison’s entire Batman run.

    if you are already a fan of this run, it is absolutely worth the money of the double dip.

    if you have never read the run before but are a fan of Batman, then you’ll definitely want to check this book out. it’s the definitive way to read Grant Morrison’s Batman.

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