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If you're majorly invested in the story that Morrison is drawing to a close in Inc then you'll find it amazing. I wouldn't say there's any massive game changing moments in it but reading it feels like a heap of different things he's been juggling steadily click into place. Doctor Deadalus gets a call back and a mysterious new element that's been mentioned on and off in Vol 1 gets a shout out, possibly indicating that it's going to come into play soon. What Morrison is clearly playing with is who exactly the future Damian from 666 will be. On one hand Damian gets a kitten he names Alfred in this issue but on the other hand Talia outright states that Future Damian isn't "our" Damian, but seems to heavily imply that Heretic will play that role. Plus we now seem to have confirmation from the discussions on these boards last month that the third batman from Bruce's nightmare way back in the early issues of Morrison's run was the 666 future. (Meaning that Micheal Lane now seems to have become elaborate misdirection). The cliffhanger from issue 5 is handled in a pretty interesting way. It's hard to tell how it'll all play out, but if what we see is true then expect a pretty major demise for a long running Morrison character. The issue ends on a pretty exciting note that seems to indicate it's going to get all out in the next two issues.
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Batman Inc has only 5 issues the entire year, sells a lot less than Snyder's Batman, and isn't involved with all the big crossovers with the rest of the line(all the Owls shit, now this Death in the Family stuff). It's becomes irrelevant. Morrison's Batman has gone from being the best-selling, most talked about Batman book on the stand to...kinda just off in own world.
Frankly, I'm shocked whenever I see it on a Best of 2012 list, which isn't very often.
I say that's not a huge surprise. I think it was clear coming into the New 52 that Snyder's Batman was the flagship book, and cancelling Inc. without rebooting it along with the rest of the Bat-titles didn't help. Irrelevant, I don't know about that, though. It still sells pretty well.
True, but all of the main Batman titles(Batman, Detective Comics, Batman and Robin, Batman: The Dark Knight, Batman Inc), it's the worst-selling one. I mean, the sales are pretty consistent to what it used to be, but being in it's own little universe and the constant delays has killed alot of it's momentum.
Also, holy SHIT why do we need FIVE Batman ongoings
Oh wow, does it really sell less than all of those others? That is pretty surprising. But yeah, I guess it all comes down to the fact that this is (noticeably) late finish to Morrison's run.
Snyder is a great writer, but this current story event is a tad humiliating IMO.
Great posts Quinnhop. Wonderful contributions and analysis.
So excited. Again and again, best comic on the shelves. Brilliant.
I'm gonna do huge massive posts on the whole run on here or on a blog. Recent INC issues have shown me the need to wait until this epic superstory is finished.
DC discarded their history, and now has none. DC will always be in the shadows of their past work.
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It's always good to have you contribute here, Nathan.
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