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Batman Incorporated #4

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.

Batman Inc. have been defeated.

Ghost-Maker is on his own and finds himself in the crosshairs of a friend turned foe as more secrets are exposed and Phantom-One’s plans are finally revealed!

Has Ghost-Maker been outmaneuvered… has student truly become master?

You won’t want to miss the thrilling penultimate issue of “No More Teachers.”

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28 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Brisson tells an entertaining story in this issue with a plot filled with tension and revelation. I’ve enjoyed seeing Ghost-Maker fleshed out as a character warts and all and this issue does a great job of humbling the character in a way that grounds him. The series is setting him up to be a more interesting characters and I hope to see that as well. I also want to see more of the team becoming a team instead of what looks like glorified sidekicks. The Art: Timms delivers some highly detailed and thrilling art in the issue. The story is action oriented and the visuals capture the eye of the reader.
  • 85

    Geek Dad

    This is probably the most fast-paced series in DC’s stable right now, a globe-trotting adventure that rips from one country to another as Ghost-Maker’s team faces off against assassins and rogue vigilantes to protect the infamous criminals who taught Ghost-Maker—and Batman. Most of the issue is just a series of fight scenes and doesn’t distinguish itself from the last few too much, but whenever the mysterious Phantom-One is on the page, it stands out in a big way.
  • 85

    Lyles Movie Files

    I wasn’t sure how this title was going to play out when it was announced, but so far Brisson and Timms are making it click while doing their best to make it more than just another in an endless series of Batman-related titles.
  • 80

    This run of Batman Incorporated was already enthusiastic in its narrative and aesthetic convictions, but this issue is where the entire ordeal really begins to click together. While there is still some meat on the bone with regards to the arcs of some of the other international Batmen, the narrative that Ed Brisson puts together is lively and rewarding, without having too massive of stakes for the larger DCU. Combined with John Timms' scrappy and gorgeous art, Batman Incorporated is continuing to grow on me with each passing issue.
  • 80

    Dark Knight News

    Batman Incorporated #4 was an issue for the villains, which is a welcome change in a team book. A lot of time time's only spent on the hero-team up, making this chapter a solid read.
  • 80

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 70


    A common criticism of Ghost-Maker is that he is a Batman wannabe. After seeing so many actual thinly written Batman wannabes, I might disagree. Ghost-Maker is a man with the potential to be Batman or better, but chooses to pursue criminals for pleasure. The more the character embraces Batman, the more other characters and readers will remind us how much he fails in comparison. Therefore, I can say with confidence that this book will fail if he doesn't arc soon. The team suffers in the shadow of a Ghost-Maker driven narrative, and won't improve until set apart from Batman's standard. Without a mystery to hide behind, Batman Incorporated needs to strengthen it's core narrative and cast. For now, the artwork is fine, but the story is in trouble.
  • 70

    The Batman Universe

    After Batman Incorporated #4, you have many questions with few answers. It speaks to the upfront story but leaves less to build on without adding more characters to the series. It is still an action-packed read, but hopefully, once this arc wraps, we will learn more about the team members rather than just creating even more new characters.
  • 60

    Graham Crackers Comics

    As the members of Batman Inc and Lex’s group go head to head, Ed Brisson’s story ventures a little into predictable territory as we get more details of Phantom 1’s miraculous return and meet the failed Batman imitator who helped save him. But am I the only one who sees similarities in this set up and a certain Dark Knight, a certain daughter/mother, and a son trained to carry out vengeance? Plus, with all the hard-@ss, unflapable attitude on the part of Ghost-Maker, he gets fooled by a bogus tracker and a wolf in sheep’s clothing? I think not. Hoping that next issue shows that this has all been a red herring. But I’m not so sure. Good action, great backrounds, just not enough to carry it over the top.

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