It’s been two months since the last issue of Batman Incorporated. This issue was delayed because of the Colorado shooting last month – very respectful of DC comics to do that. As for the comic itself, is the wait worth it?
Even if you haven’t read the first two issues (which I recommend that you do) this issue isn’t hard to follow at all. The first issue was really just Batman and Robin (Damien Wayne) working together in an investigation where they found genetically altered cows, and Robin was seemingly killed. The second issue was all about Talia Al Ghul taking over the league of assassins and making her father proud.
This issue is where the story really starts to move. The first few pages are all about Talia’s league of assassins infiltrating Gotham City in an initiative called leviathan. The rest of the book covers Batman’s investigation into leviathan. There are a lot of different elements that fit together, and the last few pages set up the next issue nicely. Not much else can be said without spoiling this issue.
The art is also strong in this; almost flawless even. Even when characters look similar (Robin looks similar to a crime boss), it’s easy to tell them apart. There are several pages where the art is allowed to tell the story and it’s done well. There are little touches in the backgrounds that make nearly every panel look complete.
This comic is simply great. The story is compelling, the art is great and you won’t feel lost if this is your first issue in the series. If you like Batman, check this comic out.