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Grant Morrisons provides a fitting end to his lengthy batman run.,
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This review is from: Batman Incorporated Volume 2: Gotham's Most Wanted HC (The New 52) (Hardcover)
Few writers command attention the way Grant Morrison does. Not only the way he commits to a property (his runs on New Xmen and Justice league spring to mind), but the way he involves himself in the entire mythos of a narrative. And his batman run has taken that manner to the Nth degree.... and if you havent bought in before, now is not the time.
Batman Incorporated Volume 2 is the third Batman Incorperated graphic novel, bridging the New 52 divide, and providing a close on the story that has run through Batman RIP (three graphic Novels), Final Crisis, New Batman And Robin (also three), the Return of Bruce Wayne and finally Batman Inc (another 3...). That gives you an idea of all the threads that come together, and how little the story will mean to you if you havent read so far. Have you watched Damien evolve from annoying brat who you want to be written out, all the way through to an essential part of the Batman story (something i never thought would happen)? Seen batman taken apart and reassembled? The Batmen of all nations dragged out mothballs and ultimately reimagined on an even grander scale as Batman Inc?
Everyone warned off starring here (one what is deceptively called the second volume)?
For those that have been reading for sometime though, Morrison here bring a very satisfying and heart felt end to the story. Threads are tied up, Stories that began all the way back in Batman and Son some 7 years ago play a part, with everything from Manbat to Leviathan being brought to the fore. Its been a largely fantastic ride, with great themes resonating throughout. Haunted by echoes of Parental Figures (Dr Hurt - the demon Patriach, and Talia Al Ghul, the ultimate Matriach), the realisation that Batman has to be both a solitary figure and yet from the very first bell has been dependant on his family... Seeing batmans orgin as more than a gun shot and falling pearls. Its been a hell of a ride, and it all comes crashing together in this novel, whose ominous tone is set from the first page.... This is Morrison saying good by to story he has carried for 7 years, and the narrative is heavy with that feeling of saying goodbye.
Well worth a read, if you've bought in already, but absolutely best avoided if your first experience with batman was the Court of Owls or anything with New 52 stamped on the cover.