Posted June 29, 2012 by Earl Maghirang in Comics

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Batman Incorporated # 2

Reviewing Batman Incorporated # 2 from Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham.


“This is the story of a man and a woman fighting over the heart and soul of their child. Unfortunately for the world, the man is BATMAN, the woman is TALIA AL GHUL, and the child is DAMIAN.”

While we never did review Batman Incorporated # 1 (which was awesome by the way), we’re catching up and bringing you up to speed with BATMAN INCORPORATED # 2. In a nutshell, this issue is actually about Talia Al Ghul, the daughter of Ras Al Ghul and recently revaled to be the leader of Leviathan. We meet her from when she was a child to the present when she “wrestles” power from her dear old dad.

If you were keen on following what happened in issue # 1 you’d probably weep especially since the main focus is Talia. But if you stick around and just “believe” in Morrison’s magic (which I still think he casts on his books), then you’ll still find yourself engrossed. I’m going to come clean, I never did like Talia ever since her appearance and reveal as she was playing with Batman all along.

Chris Burnham’s art on the next installment is also pretty. It’s got this great similar to Frank Quietly’s work but still retains a lot of strong points. For one thing, Burnham can do beautiful women as well as intimidating henchmen and thugs. The strongest panel he does for me however were the scenes featuring Ras getting brought back from the dead via the Lazarus Pit and little Talia tries to run to her father.

While the book’s focal point might be Talia, Grant Morrison continues to build characterization and move things forward albeit in the form of the meeting of  several Batman Incorporated members in the West Coast (including Batwing).

Overall this was a fun book with a lot of quirks and intricacies which makes it all the more appealing to read. Also Morrison’s take on Talia Al Ghul is something that should really make her a character to watch out for in the next few issues. Perhaps, Grant’s building towards a scenario where Ras finally succumbs and she takes over completely. Scratch that, it already happened a few years back,

Verdict: 5/5

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Earl Maghirang