The 0 issues in The New 52 were a welcome breath of fresh air for some fans, while others weren’t too keen on them. They mostly served as origin stories, and for Batman Incorporated the 0 issue is all about how Batman put together his team of lieutenants. This issue takes us all over the world from Japan, Russia, London and even to Australia. To stick with the international theme, they brought on board a British comic book artist to handle the drawings in this issue, which we’ll discuss in a moment.
Characters In This Issue
This issue has plenty of characters we’ve yet to see in The New 52 Batman Incorporated. Shy Crazy Lolita Canary is a member of Super Young Team who has mostly appeared in the series Final Crisis. Lucius Fox is the president and CEO of Wayne Enterprises, and he’s in this issue as well. Fans will also see Nightrunner, Veiniac, Squire, Raven Red and plenty more new faces along with all of their favorites from this series.
Summary Of The New 52 Batman "Brand Building"
It’s not easy to put together a team of heroes that you can trust, but Bruce Wayne does just that. Having unlimited resources and being brave as a bat doesn’t hurt. This issue isn’t very friendly for new readers, it might be confusing. Bruce Wayne convinces the board members of Wayne Enterprises to support Batman Inc. by highlighting what Wayne Enterprises stands to gain. In the process, Bruce Wayne reveals that one of the board members is guilty of embezzling funds, fraud, and has him escorted away to jail. Now, there’s nothing really in this issue that wasn’t known before, especially if you’ve read the pre-New 52 Batman Incorporated, but it’s still a great refresher with Morrison’s touch on it.
Notes About Issue 0
- It’s cool to actually know who Leviathan is now, rather than keeping it a secret like other series’ of the past have.
- This is an origin issue, all about how Batman put together his team. The story doesn’t move forward, but if you like a good origin story you won’t mind that at all.
- Grant Morrison seems more intent on doing his own thing that sticking 100% to The New 52, but we say – do your thing, Grant, you’ve earned out trust.
As previously mentioned, this issue has a different artist working with Grant Morrison than the rest of the series so far. That man is Frazer Irving, a British artist who has a bit less experience, but still an impressive resume including work on Judge Dredd, Shaun of the Dead, Button Man and more. Doing the art for this issue of Batman Incorporated was a big test, and Frazer Irving met the challenge head on and did an excellent job.
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