Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Batman INC, limited or on-going series?

There has been a little confusion surrounding the second volume of Batman Incorporated. When Morrison first announced it last SDCC, he described it as a twelve issue series. When it was officially announced late last year, DC announced it as an on-going series. Contradictory, right?

Well, we finally have an answer, straight from series artist, Chris Burnham, who states:
The current plan is for Grant and me to do 12 issues to wrap up his Batman super story, then I think the book will continue much like Batman & Robin has. But I really think it's a little early to be asking these questions. The first issue hasn't even come out yet and all you guys want to talk about is what happens in number 13!
And there you have it. Personally, at times, I think I'd rather have it end. Part of me believes the series is just too closely tied to Morrison's grand plan, that someone else picking up the title would diminish the title's impact, so to speak. But at the same time, I don't want all the characters to just vanish, and you realistically can't just go "alright, we're done with that, no more international Batmen." It's just such a grand concept, you can't really take it back.

Nevertheless, we don't have to worry about that until Februrary 2013, when issue #13 would be solicited, so no point in worrying about it now.

(Source: CBR Forums)


  1. Personally, I've never been of the "it's so tied to such and such creator it should end" camp. If that happened, a lot of books would not be around today. So I'm glad to hear it will continue.

  2. I wouldn't mind seeing it turn into a series with rotating creative teams per arc (maybe focusing on a different Batman in each) a la what happened with B&R Vol. 1 after Grant left. I probably won't read a post-Grant Batman Inc., but if there's a compelling team or character I'll check in.

  3. keep it as a modern age Batman Family title with different team ups. new and old villains, etc across the extended bat-universe

  4. i think this book should become the new brave and bold... batman teaming up with some batman inc. character every 3 issues. just like the first part of Morrison's story was.

  5. I didn't read any of the batman incorporated until the new 52 came out, then I read it all at once, plus the 'Leviathan strikes!' thing.
    and... meh.
    I thought that reading it all in a row would make me get into it but no.
    Honestly it didn't flow as well as other titles, the need for so many characters meant they were all just in and out, it was like someone was given keys to an endless vault of possible batman allies and was going to use them all, but had to have an overarching plot that. . . yeah nup.
    Yup - a Brave and the Bold setup would be WAY better I reckon.