The sense-shattering third chapter of “No More Teachers” continues as the Batman Incorporated team find themselves at war with…a rival Bat group?! And Ghost-Maker is about to come face-to-face with his greatest failure and his deadliest enemy-the mysterious PHANTOM ONE!
Comic WatchIf you haven't been reading this series, you're definitely missing out. It's a fresh story in the world of Batman that gives you all of the elements of the Dark Knight but gives a fresh new perspective with new characters and stories. If you can't find the previous issues, definitely order the trade paperback. This series should be on your pull list.
AIPTGhost-Maker has always been an interesting character as he allows writers to show what Batman would be like if he was a sociopath. Brisson takes that one step further with Batman Incorporated #3, showing how he had a sidekick and how that went terribly wrong because he's, well, not Batman. Read Batman Incorporated for a strong variety of Batman-adjacent-style stories.
Geek DadThis is a tense issue with some great action, and another strong installment as this new team is fleshed out.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: An entertaining and thrilling issue that delivers some great backstory for Ghost-Maker while also giving more development for Clownhunter. I love seeing the conflict within the team about its new leadership and his philosophy. Unfortunately, the Phantom-One story doesn’t do much to dispel the opinion that Ghost-Maker is basically a clone of Batman. The Art: Timms delivers some fantastic art throughout the issue. The story is kinetic and the art beautifully emphasizes that energy with awesome camera angles and dramatic poses.
ComicBook.comAfter two months of pomp and no circumstance, this issue of Batman Incorporated finally starts to have things click together, taking the book from a casual Gotham City offshoot into something more compelling. Ed Brisson's script breezily unpacks a lot of key elements of this narrative, from the origin of Ghost-Maker's secret sidekick to the tangled web of some of the other team members. John Timms' art is the best it's been yet, delivering some entertaining aesthetic choices at basically every turn. After this issue, I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this Batman Incorporated.
Dark Knight NewsBatman Incorporated #3 brought a welcome change from the first two issues of the series. Don’t get me wrong, in no way were those issues bad, it’s just that I’m just glad that this one brought a fresh perspective. Read it and find out for yourselves!
Graham Crackers ComicsAll secrets revealed (well, maybe not ALL secrets)! We know who is targeting Ghost-Maker. Why he’s doing it. Who else might be on the list. But what is interesting in this portion of Ed Brisson’s story is the interactions between the members of Batman, Inc. And maybe one of the greatest duo of 4th string Batman villains, Mr. & Mrs. Menace! Move over Polka-Dot Man, you may have some competition! Multiple teams, multiple threats, multiple locations, and even flashbacks, Brisson is keeping artist John Timms hustling. This title is worth following.
The Batman UniverseThis issue continues to amp up the story by revealing the origin story of Phantom-One, expanding the character roster, and the awesome cliffhanger.
Batman-NewsThis issue of Batman Incorporated is the weakest by far. The framing device involves the antagonist telling a very unsympathetic sob story to a captive, while our heroes try and fail at defending themselves and others. Readers can easily agree with the villain that Ghost-Maker is a problem by his actions in this issue alone. The team are several steps behind whatever is going on and they really want to tap out and call Batman. This book should do a better job at making the team feel as if they can do what Batman expects of them. It is still a fun book with a large looming scale and decent layout, but the story itself is failing to hook me in now that the mystery is over.
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