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Batman: Detective Comics #12 Annual features three stories, centering around three very different characters. While the stories featured in this issue are very different, they still manage to be connected by a single underlying theme. The GoodWe open to Batman and, well, Batman; and take a peek at one of the first attempts at fleshing out Morrison's new outline for the Bat-verse. It is here that we see Batman go corporate with his appropriately titled new team, 'Batman Incorporated.' I admit, a...16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
The Good: We get a very nice look at how Batman Incorporated is going to work on a political level. The lengthy conversation between Bruce and the French chief of police provides a lot of much needed explanation. Agustin Padilla's artwork looks really nice and suits David Hine's writing pretty well. The shadows have a quality to them that remind me vaguely of Jeremy Haun's art. For people who were worried that Bruce announcing he funds Batman might be a catalyst to people realizing he IS Batman...4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Batman Inc arrives in France to stop a bizarre case of murders, and The Question continues to bear the mark of Cain. Pros: Unlike how Batman Inc #1 started, Detective Comics Annual #12 give us an idea on what Batman Incorporated is about somewhat. It's a bit funny to see Bruce play a more serious outlook in his civilian persona when it comes to Batman Inc. It's also great seeing Bruce and Dick Grayson work together as...Batman (Yeah, it's still weird seeing them at the same time as Batman). T...2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Batman, or is that Batmen, are in Paris. Seems there's some murders going on in Paris and Bruce Wayne thinks he can help the situation. Enter Batman, Inc. Wayne is trying to push his version of justice on a head of police that doesn't see Batman as a good fit for his city. I'm a little confused here... does Bruce really need permission to launch an arm of Batman, Inc? Has he ever really worked inside the law? He's a vigilante and vigilante's are not part of the law enforcement. I struggled...2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
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