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Batman Incorporated, Vol. 1: Demon Star (2013)

by Grant Morrison(Favorite Author)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 2
1401238882 (ISBN13: 9781401238889)
DC Comics
Batman Incorporated
review 1: It took a while for it to get into it, but after the first initial confusion it was an enjoyable ride.I have never read the previous Batman Inc run by Morrison, which I now realise it might help me understand everything more. I had to to a couple of instances of flicking back pages to figure stuff out, but I got there in the end. The story seems to be building nicely here, showing old boy Grant can still pull off Batman easily. There are a lot of characters here and they don't introduce them at all so you kind of have to put pieces together yourself most of the time, but I guess that's a more believable approach. The one things I would say is that it didn't really feel like a New 52 story, I'm not sure whether that was intentional or not. What confused me more was Jason To... moredd as Wingman? In Todd's own title 'Red Hood & the Outlaws' he isn't on speaking terms with Bruce or any of the other Bat-Family, unless this is placed after Jason and Bruce make up after the events in Death of the Family? Who knows, but it didn't distract me long enough to not enjoy reading this book. I loved the issue based on the future with Damian as Batman, to top it off Barbara (looking a lot like an old Oracle) is a cynical bitch. The art is well done, although a bit to cartoony for my liking, but still weaves the story nicely. The end of this book was really written, showing how brutal and ruthless Talia can be. It leads us onto the next volume with promise of some epic bulls**t!Though it's not yet my favourite Batman series I know the next volume has some really big moments in it. Looking forward to watch it all unravel, just need to wait till September when it comes out. F**k!
review 2: Grant Morrison continues his tenure as the writer of the odd and quirky side of the DCU. This volume is mostly a continuation of Morrison's previous Batman stories, pre-New 52. How this fits into the New 52 is unclear, but continuity questions aside, it's a fun romp with lots of different Batmen of the World. The story centers around Damian, Batman's son with Talia al Ghul, who has become the new Robin. Chris Burnam's vaguely Frank Quitely-ish art is a delight. Disappointed that the trade ends on such a cliff-hanger note, in the very midst of an epic battle. less
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An interesting start to Bruce and Talia's war. Quite good though.
*-Added this to the ”Scorpio Artist" for artist Chris Burnham.
Fun! I like Damian
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