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Batman Incorporated #11

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Based on 9 critic ratings.

Ghost-Maker and Batman Incorporated continue to battle among themselves while trying to take down the global threat of Joker Incorporated. Raven Red faces off against Dusty Bronco, the man who shot his father. How far is he willing to go for revenge? Bat-Man of China makes a surprising about-face in order to protect his sister, Alpaca, from the wrath of Ghost-Maker. Gray Wolf and Knight may hold the key to stopping Joker Incorporated…or have they just played right into Joker’s sinister plans?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
26 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Graham Crackers Comics

    Ok! We are all in with the full on battle with Joker Incorporated! And with Ed Brisson’s take no prisoners story illustrated by John Timms, Sergio Acuna, and Nikola Cizmesija this one gets gritty fast! But that is what this title should be and I am glad to see the story being split up into sections and bouncing us between them. I am also glad to see the Batman Inc. crew developing into really well rounded characters with less focus on Ghost-Maker. My only complaint is that we really need to get a cooler name for Bat-Man of Japan. That hyphen is just not doing it for me. Less then 30 minutes on the clock and more actions and backstory then you can shake a stick at.

  • 80

    Dark Knight News

    Batman Incorporated #11 was an improvement on the last few issues. I’m genuinely excited to see how this one turns out!

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 76

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Brisson adds a level of intensity that I have been wanting to see from this series. The story is personal to many of these characters and this plot gives those characters a chance to be fleshed out more. That being said, Ghost-Maker gets pushed to the background a little too much especially with this arc being about Joker trying to force him to be break his no kill promise to Batman. I haven’t seen enough of an actual challenge to the character to make his involvement compelling.

    The Art: All of the artists deliver fantastic art in the issue. The visuals are bright, brilliantly detailed and live up to the intensity of the story.

  • 75

    Lyles Movie Files

    Brisson does write a solid origin story for one member of Joker Inc. even if it almost makes him too sympathetic for a psychotic killer.

    Art is a mixed bag this time as John Timms splits art responsibilities with Sergio Acuña and Nikola Cizmešija. Their styles don’t mesh all that well together with some panels have a more sketch heavy style and less detailed character and background work. Ideally, this important a story arc for the title would have just one artist handling every page. Rex Lokus’ color work provides some welcome consistency with clever arrangements such as the largely black and white color palette for the Batman Inc./Joker Inc. confrontation in Paris.

    It’s time for some big moves in the arc as Brisson kicked things off strongly before slowing down the pace too drastically on a story that reads best as a race against time. Hopefully next issue will see the arc get a needed adrenaline boost.

  • 70

    Geek Dad

    This issue continues the high-intensity “Joker Incorporated” arc, as Joker has set up clown-themed supervillains around the world with bombs in their brains and an army of hostages, aiming to force Batman’s proteges to kill the villains and violate Batman’s code. Complicating this, certain Jokers have personal ties to the heroes—Raven Red’s nemesis was injured years ago by Red’s father and is out for revenge, while the Batman of Japan’s nemesis Alpaca is actually his sister. This and the France segment all largely devolve into fights and violence, with several Batmen getting almost uncharacteristically brutal with both the villains and their teammates. The art shift, with a different artist doing every segment, is a little surprising as well, but doesn’t distract from the story. However, this very much feels like a filler issue packed with fights before the eventual resolution.

  • 70

    The seeming penultimate issue of Batman Incorporated continues to offer a lot of the same, but with some fascinating nuggets of thematics and characterization. As the battle against Joker Incorporated grows even more unpredictable, we’re met with a good dose of backstory, intensity, and some fleeting moments of pathos for some of the series’ supporting characters from Ed Brisson’s script. John Timms, Sergio Acuna, and Nikola Cizmesija’s art flows through the chaos seamlessly, setting us up for a finale that could pack a real punch.

  • 45


    Batman Inc. is on the brink of fracture. While I love how much more the team has to do this arc, Ghost-Maker’s actions prove that he should not be leading the team. As a matter of fact, Brisson has effectively buried Ghost-Maker as a reliable leader twice in a row. Consequently, his static development and inability to grow might destroy the team and the book itself. Not only is the concept of the Joker Inc. team shaky to begin with, but Brisson introduces and abandons ideas left and right. This includes the ill-conceived roulette, Dai Laffyn’s gift, backstories, and whatever the Joker wants to accomplish in the first place. Overall, win or lose, Batman Inc. isn’t going to last long.

  • 20

    Major Spoilers

    The biggest problem with Batman Incorporated #11 isn’t the parts of the script that don’t quite gel, nor the problems with transitions between discordant art styles, it’s the fact that the story doesn’t seem to realize that it’s showing us how ill-suited Ghost-Maker is to working with a team, much less leading one. Given that there are a number of characters that I love in these pages, and several creators whom I’ve previously enjoyed, it’s really a shame that this book ends up being such a confusing cipher.

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