“The Dark Knight and the Devil’s Daughter”
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Chris Burnham
Colors: Nathan Fairbairn
Letters: Steve Wands, Travis Lanham
Covers: Chris Burnham, Grant Morrison
Review by Scott Keys
Batman Incorporated #13 marks the end of Grant Morrison’s epic seven year run on Batman, and concludes the Leviathan storyline (for now, at least). Even though this book is somewhat removed from the rest of the Batman titles, it is most definitely still a must read, and this issue provides us with some closure, and leaves the door open for Grant to return if he wants to.
What can I say about Grant Morrison that hasn’t already been said? Pretty much nothing, so I’ll have to say it again…the man is a comic book genius! This issue brings closure to his extensive Batman portfolio, putting a nice bow on his run – one which started with making an out of continuity story (Son of the Demon) a reality. The final encounter between Batman and Talia was a bittersweet one, as the return of Kathy Kane (the original Batwoman) puts an “end” to Talia.
Burnham’s art has been great on this series, and I can’t wait to find out his next assignment. He’s really put his stamp on Batman, even after following the likes of Frank Quitely and Yannick Paquette. His style is very dynamic and facial expressions add so much to the story (check out the guy getting kicked by Batwing, classic!).
This was definitely a nice ending to Morrison’s run, but that final page (which I won’t spoil) definitely leaves the door open for him, just in case he wants to come back.
Story: 4.5 / 5
Art: 4 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5
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