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Do not Buy this Book!
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2013
Being a big Batman fan I was very fascinated with the story concept of this series. It seemed like a really cool place to take the Batman story. Unfortunately thats all this book really delivers - a good concept with a lackluster execution, in fact an almost unreadable execution. The book is incredibly sprawling and strewn out, from Gotham to Japan to Argentina and Africa, the scope is so wide that something needs to weave them together, be an anchor throughout it all. Morrison fails to provide this, instead at the beginning of each chapter a new story is started, often in another country with a man you don't know, which would be fine and all but by the end of the chapter you dont even know the relevance of what you just read.
By the 6th chapter things finally start to get weaved together and it then becomes a easier and more entertaining read(although still only half-decent), you feel the momentum picking up but what does Morrison do? He kills that momentum and slams you right back to square one with a new story in the next chapter where the relevance is again unknown.
The idea of "Batman Inc" is also somewhat misleading as I think there is only maybe 4 Batman in the story and thats including Bruce and Dick. It feels more like a ragtag bunch of vigilantes who loosely work together. Also Batman robots? Yea they're here but barely explained in the story and barely used, it seems it would be a huge landmark or turning point with greater reprecutions but they are only seen a couple times and barely even discussed among the Batman crew.
Don't waste your money on this.