As it turns out, we were hasty in our description of last month's Batman Incorporated #4 as the first proper meeting between Bruce Wayne's Batman and Kate Kane's Batwoman. While the issue did indeed feature both the modern Batwoman and her Golden Age counterpart, Kate Kane and Bruce Wayne don't officially shake hands until this week's Batman Incorporated #5. Written by Grant Morrison with art by Yanick Paquette & Michel Lacombe, the new issue also guest stars Gaucho, the Batman of Argentina, and The Hood, a Batman of the United Kingdom.

Batman Incorporated #5 features the first face-to-face encounter of Bruce Wayne's Batman and Kate Kane's Batwoman. Amusingly, they have crossed paths before, but never in an open or upfront way (insofar as people in masks can do anything in open and upfront way). Batman met Kane in her civilian identity in a story now collected as Batwoman: Elegy, and a disguised Batman investigated the Batwoman in Batwoman #0, going so far as to allow her to beat him up.

You can pick up Batman Incorporated #5 at comics stores everywhere on purchase it online at Things From Another World.





BATMAN INCORPORATED #5

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art by YANICK PAQUETTE & MICHEL LACOMBE

Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III

1:25 Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE & MICHAEL LACOMBE

Batman's Argentinean adventure concludes as The Dark Knight and Gaucho fight to the death to save the lives of countless innocents. Meanwhile, England's other Batman, The Hood, stumbles across a monstrous conspiracy – can Batman and his international allies stop a plot that threatens to transform the whole world?

32pg. Color $2.99 US

On Sale April 27, 2011











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