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Eye of the Gorgon: Batman Incorporated #2 [Annotations]

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The third issue of Batman Incorporated might be delayed for a month, but here at ComicsAlliance we've got annotations for the second issue to tide you over! Twenty pages of Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham doing their continuity cut-up style you've seen before in the fourth issue of the last volume, tying together panels and scenes from numerous old comics with a new narrative that pushes the current story forward. Click below t

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Annotations: ‘Batman Incorporated’ #1

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Well, we're back. (I realize I never got to the Leviathan Strikes oneshot, and I swear on the graves of Thomas and Martha Wayne I'll get to it soon enough.)

But it's a new #1 issue, in a New 52, and there are new readers, so let's sit back and absorb the 22 (!) pages of the first issue of Batman Incorporated volume two, by Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham and Nathan Fairbairn, who continue to prove themselves insanely well-matched for Morrison's scripts. I hope these guys collaborate for a long time to co

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Batman Incorporated #7-8: The Wild West and Digital Frontier [Annotations]

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After a long hiatus, we're back with more detailed annotations of Grant Morrison's epic Batman Incorporated! In this installment, we'll take a look at #7 and #8, the former a Western adventure featuring Chief Man-of-Bats and Raven Red, and the later a high-tech videogame-inspired digital romp featuring Oracle.

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FF #5: Return of the Inhumans [Annotations]

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Welcome back to the latest installment in our annotations of FF, Jonathan Hickman's run on Marvel's First Family! This week we're taking a look at FF #5, with art by Barry Kitson, featuring the second part of the battle for Old Atlantis and the return of a fan-favorite Mighty Marvel Monarch! Also, yet another iteration of our Q&A with Hickman himself!IN THIS ISSUE: While half of the FF face off against the Mole Man and Normal Reed of the interdimensional Council of Reeds in an attempt to stop civil war in Old Atlantis, Our Reed and the rest of the crew hang out in the Baxter Building, trying to figure out what the hell is going on. Normal Reed gains control of the geothermal vent under Old Atlantis and then broker

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Batman Incorporated #5-6: The Bat-Empire Expands [Annotations]

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We're finally back with an annotated look at the last two issues of Grant Morrison's Batman Incorporated, #5 ("Masterspy") and #6 ("Nyktomorph"), in preparation for next week's #7. There's a lot to digest inside

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FF #3 and FF #4: The War Begins [Annotations]

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Welcome back to our (admittedly delayed) annotations of Jonathan Hickman's hugely successful run on FF, formerly Fantastic Four! Chris Eckert of Funnybook Babylon and Savage Critics and I have been taking a look

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FF #2: Brain Damage in the Doom Nation [Annotations]

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We're back with another installment in our series of annotations for Jonathan Hickman's FF run, this time taking a look at the second issue, "Doom Nation," as well as the second installment of our exclusive question/answer with Hickman aft

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‘Batman Incorporated’ #4: Ring Around the World [Annotations]

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Our Batman Incorporated annotations are back, this time taking a look at the incredibly dense and referential fourth issue. Not only does this issue feature writer Grant Morrison's new origin of the original Golden Age Batwoman, an appearance by the new Batwoman, and stunning art from Chris Burnham with coloring from Nathan

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‘Live From the DMZ’ Documents the Life of Brian Wood’s Vertigo Opus

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From the day issue #1 went on sale in 2005, it was obvious that DMZ was going to become one of the great long form Vertigo series. Created by Brian Wood and illustrated primarily by Riccardo Burchielli, the story about a hapless news intern who found himself the voice of a modern civil war-ravaged American community and biographer of its infinitely diverse denizens has been compelling reading for fans and critics. It all comes to an end in December this year, when after 7

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Batman Incorporated #3: “Scorpion Tango” [Annotations]

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It's been a long wait, but Batman Incorporated is finally back, and that means so is our ongoing series of annotations. This third issue, by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette with two pages by Pere Perez, brings Bruce Wayne to Argentina to team up with the Gaucho as well as test everything I learned in high school about Argentinian history, Jorge Luis Borges and the Spanish language. Thank you, International Baccalaureate program and my high school English teacher Max Jones: I could never have done this without you.

So get ready for this 20-page puzzlebox involving Gr

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