Batman by Grant Morrison
The Return of Bruce Wayne

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Grant Morrison’s bestselling multi-part Batman epic continues with Bruce Wayne’s return to Gotham city.

A time-spanning graphic novel featuring Bruce Wayne’s return to Gotham City to take back the mantle of Batman, written by award-winning writer Grant Morrison and illustrated by a stable of today’s hottest artists including Chris Sprouse, Frazer Irving and Yannick Paquette. This is the final chapter of the epic storyline that began in the bestselling graphic novels BATMAN: R.I.P. and FINAL CRISIS, in which the original Batman was lost in time.

 

About Grant Morrison

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GRANT MORRISON has been working with DC Comics for twenty years, after kicking off his American comics career with acclaimed runs on ANIMAL MAN and DOOM PATROL. Since then he has written such best-selling series as JLA, BATMAN and New X-Men, as well as such creator-owned titles as THE INVISIBLES, SEAGUY, THE FILTH, WE3 and JOE THE BARBARIAN. In recent years Morrison has been hard at work expanding the DC Universe in titles ranging from the Eisner Award-winning SEVEN SOLDIERS and ALL-STAR SUPERMAN to the reality-shattering, multiverse-spanning epic that is FINAL CRISIS - as well as reinventing the world of the Dark Knight Detective in BATMAN AND ROBIN and BATMAN, INC. In his secret identity, Morrison is a "counterculture" spokesperson, a musician, an award-winning playwright and a chaos magician. He lives and works between Los Angeles and his homes in Scotland. FRANK QUITELY was born in Glasgow in 1968. Since 1988 he's drawn The Greens (self-published), Blackheart, Missionary Man, Shimura, Inaba, ten shorts for Paradox Press, six shorts for Vertigo, FLEX MENTALLO, 20/20 VISIONS, BATMAN: THE SCOTTISH CONNECTION, THE KINGDOM: OFFSPRING, JLA: EARTH 2, THE INVISIBLES, TRANSMETROPOLITAN, THE AUTHORITY, Captain America, New X-Men, THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS, WE3, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN and BATMAN AND ROBIN. He has also created covers for Negative Burn, Judge Dredd Megazine, Classic 2000 AD, JONAH HEX, BOOKS OF MAGICK: LIFE DURING WARTIME, BITE CLUB, AMERICAN VIRGIN and ALL-STAR BATMAN. He lives in Glasgow with his wife and three children. He used to design his own hats and clothing. Currently his favorite hobby is cooking.
 
Published November 21, 2011 by DC Comics. 232 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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An odyssey for one of the most iconic figures in comics stretches from prehistory to the end of time, revisiting and reimagining Batman's mythology through a complex narrative. Writer Morrison and a t

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Tim Drake gets shunted aside (but worry not because he becomes the new Red Robin, proving that everyone is going to need a scorecard to keep up with who’s who in the Bat Family for the time being).

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It's a good Batman story, with betrayals and counter-betrayals, with a bravura performance from the Joker, and with enough unique visual concepts (the garish Zur-En-Arrh costume, Bat-Mite, the Club of Villains) to make the story rise well above the fair-to-middling morass of Batman collected edit...

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Beginning with Bruce Wayne as Batman and Tony Daniel on art, Batman and Robin have been captured by a group of villains under the leadership of the Joker.

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Far from just a cosmetic change in these icons (indeed, Quitely has made only the most minor adjustments to their costumes), Morrison has given them a new lair (stories below the towering skyscraper that appears to house Dick's new penthouse Gotham apartment [all shown in a delightful cut out dia...

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This story, more than anything Morrison’s done in quite some time, has the chance of throwing off readers that simply assume that ‘Morrison is on drugs, so it doesn’t make sense.’ That’s not true: at its core, the second half of this comic presents a very simple story told in a complica...

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But "Batman and Robin" mostly skims the surface of the superhero world, playing with some of the tropes commonly associated with Batman -- the page of Dick Grayson swooping in to save the falling Damian recalls a splash page from Frank Miller's "Dark Knight Returns," the Lazarus Pit is a staple o...

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Morrison and Burnham link a flashback from "Batman: Year One" with Alfred's caretaker role and move directly into a conference room where Bruce Wayne is pitching Batman Incorporated.

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A larger mission, a new enemy, and plenty of new ideas are provided, but they all adhere to the same basic concept of Batman.

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If you're a fan of Batman -- or just good superhero comics in general -- you need to read "Batman Incorporated " #1.

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When we see Batman inside the safe, Burnham makes the cramped close walls feel oppressive thanks to the folded up form of Batman pushing against them.

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In Batman: The Black Mirror, Scott Snyder charts the turbulent first year of Dick Grayson's (a former Robin to Bruce Wayne's Batman) role as Gotham City's Caped Crusader.

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