The GeeksverseBatman, Inc. #2

Batman, Inc. #2
Published on Thursday, December 30, 2010 by

Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Grant Morrison
Penciled by: Yanick Paquette
Inked by: Michel Lacombe
Colored by: Nathan Fairbairn
Lettered by: John J. Hill
Associate Editor: Janelle Siegel
Editor: Mike Marts
Covers: A- JH Williams; B- Yanick Paquette

This comic is all over the map and not much of it makes sense. We don’t get a good grasp of what Lord Death Man’s goal was. Apparently he’s working his way through Japan’s heroes but in some kind of elemental order. How Mr. Unknown fit into that is a mystery. Batman came to recruit Mr. Unknown into Batman, Inc and he does that with Mr. Unknown’s partner faking his own death in order to start fresh as the Japanese Batman.

This issue doesn’t read well, it flows badly. Lord Death Man’s car is on the ground, but then somehow it’s in the air crashing through an apartment building, and then lands on a subway and gets off that subway in just the right position to be facing his target.

Crazy, but not a good crazy.

It’s pretty bad when new writer David Finch’s Batman reads better then Grant Morrisons.

Having a giant squid and an apartment full of water should have been explained and not just left there. How did Lord Death Man manage it? Why did he do it?

There’s just so much with this issue that just was not up to what I would have expected from Morrison.

Paquette’s art was good, just not as good as the first issue. Thankfully there weren’t any needless cheesecake shots of Catwoman. And I’m not sure if the flow issues were his fault of the scripts. It’s hard to tell with this issue.

For the most part it was excellant work, just had problems where the story didn’t flow well.

Batman, Inc #2 receives
2.5 out of 5

Very disappointing second issue to the start of this new era of Batman.

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