This week, Batman Incorporated #13, by Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham and Nathan Fairbairn, wraps up Morrison's seven-year tenure on the character. It brings everything to a definitive close that leads to both the character's new era in the New 52 and to the core of the Batman myth itself. It closes not just one loop, but a number of loops, between the present and various points in the past -- the beginning of this volume, the beginning of Morrison's run and, indeed, to the very beginning of the character, way back in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. It's a heartfully written, beautifully drawn true creative collaboration between three of the best talents in comics, and can probably be best described as a frustrated and slightly resigned labor of love. I've been following this run since it started, and there's a solid argument to be made that this particular run, this particular story, has been the bedrock of my entire comics journalism career. So let's look back on the past seven years of headshots, time travel, evil gods, lapdancing pigs, father-son bonding, heartbreak, good art, bad art and, above all, mystery. Let's look, for the first time, as a whole, at Grant Morrison's run on Batman, and talk about the Hole in Things.
Chris Burnham has drawn some strange things over the past few years. As the regular artist on Batman Incorporated, he's taken on Batcow and the evil forces of Leviathan, and those aren't even close to being the weird ones. With his last issue on the title on the horizon, he stopped to talk with us at San Diego Comic-Con International about his time drawing the book, his love of Go Nagai and Shotaro Ishinomori, and the one thing he was asked to re-draw.
Spoilers for recent issues of Batman Inc. (and other DC titles) follow!
If you feel like your films have not had enough supercops dying and being brought back to life so they can fight tiger-headed mob bosses and techno-ninjas while creating huge masses of carnage, your worries are over. Joe Casey and Chris Burnham's 2010 Officer Downeone-shot from Image Comics is headed to theaters, with direction by Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan.
In one short month, Grant Morrison's eight-year run on Batman will come to an end with Batman Incorporated #13. Much of the the latter part of Morrison's run has featured art from collaborator Chris Burnham, who will finish out the run with the writer. DC Comics has released three inked preview pages from the concluding issue, which you can check out after the jump.
This week on War Rocket Ajax, we're getting topical with special guest Chris Burnham, artist of the sold-out-everywhere-but-digital Batman Incorporated #8! We talk to him about fan reactions to the issue and what he plans to do when Batman Inc. wraps up, and you can listen to the who
After more than six years writing the adventures of Batman, it was doubtful that the climax of Morrison's run was going to end without some casualties. Now, DC is prominently teasing the outright death of a character in this week's release of Batman Inc. You can
Devised by the Ignition Sequence (Isotope proprietors James Sime and Kirsten Baldock and iFanboy co-founder Ron Richards) MorrisonCon was first announced in January as a kind of hip, forward-thinking antidote to the organizational chaos and overt commercialism of the traditional comic book show. A collaboration with preeminent superhero comics writer Grant Morrison, the event was also p
First announced back in January, MorrisonCon is designed to be a stylish and forward-thinking antidote to the chaos and commercialism of the traditional comic book trade show. Curated by Grant Morrison and the Ignition Sequence (a collaboration of Isotope proprietors James Sime & Kirsten Baldock and iFanboy co
In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado last Friday, in which 12 people were killed and dozens injured during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, DC Comics has delayed release ofBatman, Incorporated #3. In a letter sent to comic book retailers on Monday, the publisher indicated the decision was made due to "content that may be perceived as insensitive in light of recent events." The issue had already been shipped to some retailers.
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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