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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent continuation of the `old' Batman Incorporated storyline, 22 Aug. 2013
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The story running through issues #0-6 of the New 52's Batman Incorporated (a.k.a. volume 2) is collected as Batman Incorporated Volume 1: Demon Star HC (The New 52). This is a direct continuation of the `old' Batman Incorporated series (a.k.a. volume 1), collected as Batman Incorporated TP, and continues the battle with the Leviathan organisation (a.k.a. Talia at'Ghul), as we discovered at the end of the previous volume. This is a superb Grant Morrison story, as well as a superb Batman family story, with excellent art. The art can be a bit cartoony in places, which I normally object to, but it actually enhances this story. I refer to it as a Grant Morrison story because he makes it perfectly clear that his continuity continues to run through this series (and by implication, the other New 52 Batman titles). Issue #0 recapitulates the previous Batman Incorporated storyline, as well as earlier Batman-related scenes, and also shows batman Inc. members recruiting further additions to the organisation (and has an excellent Batarang visual joke) . In subsequent issues we have references to Batman having been dead, and we see the Batcave West in San Francisco, where we meet the Dead Heroes Club - which includes some characters who apparently died in the previous series, as well as in New 52 series, but are now in Batman's "Secret Army". We see Dick Grayson able to impersonate Batman without the need for any spurious explanation, and we get to see more of Damian as the `Batman of the Future' - though Talia has a surprise up her sleeve regarding that - all may not be as it seems there. We also get continuity with the current Batman and Robin series, with reference to Damian's killing of NoBody, and the presence of Bat-hound in the Batcave. We also get further additions to the Bat-menagerie in the form of Alfred the Cat (who also appears in the future-Batman story), and Bat-Cow! (Honest - but there is a good reason for it.) We even get the return of Matches Malone, just to show that Morrison hasn't finished plundering the forgotten byways of Batman's history. We also get the life-story of Talia al'Ghul, a guest appearance from Ras al'Ghul (in the here and now, not just in the flashbacks), as well as Damian's brother..., and a whole pack of Batman Incorporated operatives in mortal combat (possibly literally - there's a cliffhanger ending( with the agents of Leviathan.

This is a superb Batman Family story. All is not lost in the New 52!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All good things...., 24 Sept. 2013
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First of all... inspite of the book tripping overitself to summerise all off the pre 'new 52' plot plints in the first issue, and inspite of it gaining a new "volume 1" title, this is not volume one.
This is volume 2, following on from the previous "pre-reboot" Batman Incorperated, and while you certainly could jump on here, i really really wouldnt.

Its been long ride... Grant Morrison started writing batman several years ago with "Batman and Son", and if you are going to pick any of these books up, much like his New Xmen run you really are much better off starting at the beginning.

This book specifically for its most part is solid, good story telling and enjoyable. Since the Batman Inc story started various threads have been cast about, and in this collected edition they finally start pulling together.

Morrisons run on batman has three distinctive arcs, culminating in Batman RIP, then again in the Return of Bruce Wayne, and here we finally start to feel the momentum of the whole narrative, as threads tying back the to very first issue (some 12 graphic novels ago)start to tie together and you can feel the oneward rush of the story finally starting to race towards its final conclusion.

Cant wait to read Volume 2 (..3).
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5.0 out of 5 stars WorldWideBatman, 24 May 2013
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This book is definetly worth a try, the storyline is great, very enjoyable, the characters are likable and funny when needed, the art is fantastic, it’s good to look at. I recommend this book to anyone who loves comics or just interested in getting to know the genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of the end, 15 July 2013
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This is the second last volume in the morrison era. Good art + good storytelling. Love the return of damian batman. You can not help but love his legendary dark knight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must-read!, 16 Dec. 2014
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This was another of those difficult books that had to go for three things simultaneously: (1) to continue the saga of Batman that had begun by Grant Morrison in "Batman & Son"; (2) to mix that story as seamlessly as possible into the altered landscape offered by the launch of New 52; (3) to tell a riveting story that would compel us to stay tuned.glued. It succeeds on all three counts, and remains an indispensable tool in the reader's struggle for reaching the end of the line as set by Grant Morrison and DC. Highly Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The penultimate entry in Morrisson's Batman is lots of fun., 16 April 2014
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This review is from: Batman Incorporated Volume 1: Demon Star TP (The New 52) (Paperback)
I really enjoyed this book. Much like the Batman Incorporated and Batman and Robin books released prior to the New 52, the tone is relatively light and the colours are vibrant. In short, it was a fun read, which provides a welcome contrast to Scott Snyder's excellent work on Batman at the moment. I highly recommend reading all of Grant Morrisson's Batman before picking this one up, or, well, just in general.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! Faboulous!, 2 July 2014
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M. Paulo Bracais "Book master" (Fátima, Portugal) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Batman Incorporated Volume 1: Demon Star TP (The New 52) (Paperback)
Amazing! Fantastic graphic novel/comic! The history is very good! The writer and the artist made a epic story! Faboulous!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 20 Oct. 2013
Words cannot descibe how engrossing Batman Incorporated and Morrison's Batman run is on the whole. With, so many twists and turns and Batman's war with Liviathan (sp). Such sad news that all this will end in the next volume :( It has been a fabulous journey from Batman and son to Batman Inc. Gotham's most wanted!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 Jan. 2015
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It's Batman!!
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Batman Incorporated Volume 1: Demon Star TP (The New 52)
Batman Incorporated Volume 1: Demon Star TP (The New 52) by Grant Morrison (Paperback - 10 Dec. 2013)
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