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BATMAN, INCORPORATED to be Morrison's Final Act on Batman

Is Morrison going to hold back or let it all fly?

Grant Morrison has added a lot to the Batman mythos over the years. Batman R.I.P. was a game changer in the eyes of many. His decision for Batman to turn in a corporate direction left many scratching their heads. We recently saw the end of the pre-New 52 BATMAN, INCORPORATED series that left us with some dangling plot lines and now DC is ready for the return of the series.

Today on The Source, editor Mike Marts said the following:

Grant Morrison’s new BATMAN, INCORPORATED series is the final, unbelievable act of a saga six years in the making. Along with his artistic partner-in-crime Chris Burnham, Grant delivers twists, turns, punches and reveals no reader will see coming. Things pick up directly after the shocking cliffhanger of last year’s LEVIATHAN STRIKES one-shot—and only get crazier from there!

You have to wonder what exactly is going on in these preview images.

May's starting to feel a long way off and it will be interesting to see if BATMAN INC picks up after the events of the Night of the Owls crossover in the Batman titles.

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Posted by Daveyo520

Until the next time he works on Batman.

Posted by TheGoldenOne
Wooohoo! :D
Posted by Billy Batson

@TheGoldenOne said:

This sucks :(

This.
BB

Posted by Dernman

I hope he takes Batman Inc with him. >:(

Posted by davelecave

COME BACK TO X-MEN

Edited by Gylan Thomas

@Dernman said:

I hope he takes Batman Inc with him. >:(

@TheGoldenOne said:

Wooohoo! :D

I can not express how happy this makes me as a Batfan. Morrisons Batwork put me right off the character.

I do like Morrison but don't enjoy his work on the big characters. He's just too far out. i'm enjoying the current Batman and Batman and Robin series far more than I ever could've Morrisons run.

Pleased to see most posters here seem to agree with me too :D

Posted by The Stegman

Oh well

Posted by feargalr

Here's hoping that Scott Snyder will become the batman-man for the foreseeable future

Posted by WildStyle

Good to hear.

Posted by Daveyo520

@Gylan Thomas: You are a crazy person.

Edited by BlackArmor

Attack of the goat people

Posted by Saren

Sucks. Morrison's run ruled.

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Posted by BatClaw89

LOVING BATMAN INC.

Posted by ThomasElliot

@Gylan Thomas:

Morrisson's work is excellent, but I'm not sad if he's done with Batman. I think what we've seen in the last 10 years is that to keep characters fresh and evolving, you have to rotate the creative team, including the writer. I like Morrisson's head-trip, gotta read it twice sometimes stories.... but it doesnt need to go on forever. Batman Inc is surprisingly better than it sounds.

Snyder is killing it now though with a great style.

Finch and Daniel though... meh.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Truly amazing I say. Its been quite an awesome run by Morrison!

Posted by jsphsmth

Thankfully he will be gone soon. The Batgroup is already doing much better under Scott Snyder.

Posted by johnny_spam

Most creative teams cannot even stay on past twelve issues while Morrison with this book has gone on six years even before that he has been doing Batman stories since 1989 I think itself is enough reason to make this book. It's been a amazing run based on the last chapter of The Leviathan Strikes special more crazy goodness is to come.

Posted by No_Name_

Good. It's about time. Bring on the era of Snyder.

Posted by longbowhunter

I'm just psyched to see more Chris Burnham!

Posted by inferiorego

@Babs said:

Good. It's about time. Bring on the era of Snyder.

I may be a Morrison fanboy, but I completely agree with this.

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Posted by sweetesttoaster

So is this actually taking place post-52 or is it like Leviathan strikes where it was still the old dcu?

Posted by IronHerc

As much as I love batman inc which seems to finally be part of the DCnU since Bat's is wearing his new suit I love the idea of ending. Things have a beginning and end and I as Morrison fan, will see it's end........Just hope is new reader accessible and we get to see more of Batman Inc itself in the bat tittles and the rest of the universe, since the concept is just awesome by itself.

(P.S: Also glad that the future of Batman is in the right hands of Snyder, the official successor to Morrison for me)

Posted by Sammo21

Thank God. Hopefully Scott Snyder takes the lead. I am the anti-fanboy of Morrisson.

Posted by GamerGeek360

How many issues is this going to be? If it was a mini, they wouldn't have announced it as the "second wave" so it sounds like it's going to be an on-going. That said, would Morrison leave the series but let someone else write it? That doesn't sound like what his plan was when he started this. This should be interesting.....

Posted by EpicMeltDown

@IronHerc: Amen.

Posted by RedOwl_1

I'm not a huge fan of Morrison but I have sweet memories of my early days of reading comics with Batman and Robin so....

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@Babs said:

Good. It's about time. Bring on the era of Snyder.

Changes brings good things :D I'm really liking Snyder work so the next era will be great

Posted by Herx

Well I'dve guessed that morrison would keep on till he finished the Levethan Strikes story line (as i think the majority of batman inc fans have been anticipating, with its strage releas record, including a one shot which accumulated 3 issues of the pre-52 universe into one big book).

But i think the next big question is, what/where will the new team take the series? because if it ends up being another "bruce is batman being amazing, with other characters in the background) i'm going to have to drop it after the levethan strikes conclusion, because for a series called batman INC, meaning more than one, we've so far really only been following bruce.... and he has a bunch of other series doing the same things, so we dont need another one. Let the spotlight shine on the other members of the batman inc. Now that would be a fun read. But im getting WAAAAAAAAY to ahead of myself right now. :P

Posted by War Killer

Seeing as Batman is now wearing his New 52 Bat-Suit, I'm glad to see this is taking place now in the new DCU. Hopefully though if this is taking place right after Leviathan Strikes they will fix the whole issue with Steph being Batgirl still and address where Cassandra is currently and if she's still operating under the BlackBat identity.

As for the fate of Batman Incorporated, assuming that this title takes place before the current Bat-titles, it's safe to say that Batman Inc. will continue after Morrison leaves seeing as it is the whole reason for NoBody attacking Batman in Batman and Robin, because he believes that Bruce has take his ideal too far with having "Batmen" in other countries.

Posted by sora_thekey

@inferiorego said:

@Babs said:

Good. It's about time. Bring on the era of Snyder.

I may be a Morrison fanboy, but I completely agree with this.

Agreed!

Posted by JulioBalooMamalu

A major part of Batman's appeal is the relative believabilty and grounded reality of the character, e supporting cast and his best villians (Joker, TwoFace, Penguin, Catwoman, etc). Morrison's writing doesn't really bring out those strengths of the bat-world. The occasional freak story, like Clayface or ManBat has its place, and to be fair, Morrison has introduced some unique characters I've enjoyed reading (namely Damien and Mr. Toad). He has some great plot-line ideas, but I find his scripting is hard to follow. I'm constantly flipping back pages to see if one stuck together because something doesn't make sense.

Posted by The Impersonator

@sora_thekey said:

@inferiorego said:

@Babs said:

Good. It's about time. Bring on the era of Snyder.

I may be a Morrison fanboy, but I completely agree with this.

Agreed!

Posted by Gylan Thomas

@Daveyo520 said:

@Gylan Thomas: You are a crazy person.

lol:D

I kinda think morrisons Batman run was written by a crazy person. i'd have prefered some decent crime stories rather than rehashes of crazy silver age nonsense that was written out of continuity because it was crazy and an urban vigilante lost in time.

You're entitled to your articulately expressed opinion though :P

Posted by Gylan Thomas

@ThomasElliot said:

@Gylan Thomas:

Morrisson's work is excellent, but I'm not sad if he's done with Batman. I think what we've seen in the last 10 years is that to keep characters fresh and evolving, you have to rotate the creative team, including the writer. I like Morrisson's head-trip, gotta read it twice sometimes stories.... but it doesnt need to go on forever. Batman Inc is surprisingly better than it sounds.

Snyder is killing it now though with a great style.

Finch and Daniel though... meh.

I don't dislike Morrison. I just don't think he was writing a Batman story. Any other Superhero and it would've worked much better for me. Batman needs to be more grounded though.

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Still think Batman Inc is a bloody stupid idea but that aside he did do some very good work on Batman, will be interesting to see what the new team does.

Edited by entropy_aegis

@Gylan Thomas said:

@ThomasElliot said:

@Gylan Thomas:

Morrisson's work is excellent, but I'm not sad if he's done with Batman. I think what we've seen in the last 10 years is that to keep characters fresh and evolving, you have to rotate the creative team, including the writer. I like Morrisson's head-trip, gotta read it twice sometimes stories.... but it doesnt need to go on forever. Batman Inc is surprisingly better than it sounds.

Snyder is killing it now though with a great style.

Finch and Daniel though... meh.

I don't dislike Morrison. I just don't think he was writing a Batman story. Any other Superhero and it would've worked much better for me. Batman needs to be more grounded though.

Sorry,but I don't want to read mediocre crime stories which involve generic and one dimensional thugs and serial killers.

Batman should be the ultimate human,not a sissy solving cases which the police can solve.

I'll take ideas from the silverage any day over rehashed mystery stories.

@jsphsmth said:

Thankfully he will be gone soon. The Batgroup is already doing much better under Scott Snyder.

Hahaha no,don't you ever get tired of being wrong?

Posted by InnerVenom123

@entropy_aegis said:

@Gylan Thomas said:

@ThomasElliot said:

@Gylan Thomas:

Morrisson's work is excellent, but I'm not sad if he's done with Batman. I think what we've seen in the last 10 years is that to keep characters fresh and evolving, you have to rotate the creative team, including the writer. I like Morrisson's head-trip, gotta read it twice sometimes stories.... but it doesnt need to go on forever. Batman Inc is surprisingly better than it sounds.

Snyder is killing it now though with a great style.

Finch and Daniel though... meh.

I don't dislike Morrison. I just don't think he was writing a Batman story. Any other Superhero and it would've worked much better for me. Batman needs to be more grounded though.

Sorry,but I don't want to read mediocre crime stories which involve generic and one dimensional thugs and serial killers.

Batman should be the ultimate human,not a sissy solving cases which the police can solve.

I'll take ideas from the silverage any day over rehashed mystery stories.

That's a pretty unfair statement. Batman is a detective after all.

Posted by StarKiller809

This would be a whole lot sadder if I didn't think there was a better writer for Batman. However, I think Scott Snyder is doing a great job.
 
I also don't think that from what I read, would mean that he isn't going to write Batman again.

Posted by entropy_aegis

@InnerVenom123: I'd prefer mystery stories where you actually get rewarded(like Morrisons stuff).

Posted by mattydeNero

@davelecave said:

COME BACK TO X-MEN

Are you insane?!

Posted by jsphsmth

@Gylan Thomas said:

@Daveyo520 said:

@Gylan Thomas: You are a crazy person.

lol:D

I kinda think morrisons Batman run was written by a crazy person. i'd have prefered some decent crime stories rather than rehashes of crazy silver age nonsense that was written out of continuity because it was crazy and an urban vigilante lost in time.

You're entitled to your articulately expressed opinion though :P

Agreed.

Except I fully support the return of the Silver Age Huntress. Of course that wasn't Morrison's doing.

Posted by jsphsmth

@GamerGeek360 said:

How many issues is this going to be? If it was a mini, they wouldn't have announced it as the "second wave" so it sounds like it's going to be an on-going. That said, would Morrison leave the series but let someone else write it? That doesn't sound like what his plan was when he started this. This should be interesting.....

I am speculating here, but given how poorly The Shade is selling, DC might have changed their minds about releasing this as a 12 issue limited series like that one. People seem more willing to trade wait a limited series than an ongoing. They probably figured releasing this as an ongoing makes more sense from a business perspective.

I would actually be very happy to see another writer take over this concept.

Posted by Gylan Thomas

@entropy_aegis said:

@InnerVenom123: I'd prefer mystery stories where you actually get rewarded(like Morrisons stuff).

Morrisons stories aren't mystery stories. They're mysterious stories. They're not suited to Batman is all I'm sayin' here. I've enjoyed Morrison i nthe past and probably will again but he's not a crime writer and Batman works best with an element of crime. Down to earth, grounded crime. Not a supervillain casting a superhero adrift in the timestream.

Posted by Gylan Thomas

@jsphsmth said:

@Gylan Thomas said:

@Daveyo520 said:

@Gylan Thomas: You are a crazy person.

lol:D

I kinda think morrisons Batman run was written by a crazy person. i'd have prefered some decent crime stories rather than rehashes of crazy silver age nonsense that was written out of continuity because it was crazy and an urban vigilante lost in time.

You're entitled to your articulately expressed opinion though :P

Agreed.

Except I fully support the return of the Silver Age Huntress. Of course that wasn't Morrison's doing.

Silver age Huntress is just a silver age character though. She doesn't have any of the silver age craziness I'm talkin' about. The Batman of Zur en raar, The hero club or whatever it was called. One issue of Morrison's run even had an alien living dumper truck or something as a prisoner in the tower of londons super prison. It's like some wacky elseworlds or something.

Posted by raider17

i can honestly say good, Grant Morrison sucks

Posted by jrock85

What's up with all of this hostility towards Morrison?