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  • Hardcover
  • 200 pages
  • Batman and Son
  • Grant Morrison
  • English
  • 12 April 2018
  • 1401212409

Batman and Son❰Read❯ ➲ Batman and Son Author Grant Morrison – Essayreview.co.uk Comic legends Grant Morrison ALL STAR SUPERMAN, SEVEN SOLDIERS and Andy Kubert Ultimate X Men, join forces to bring you an unforgettable tale of the Dark KnightAfter Batman faces down an army of wing Comic legends Grant Morrison ALL STAR SUPERMAN, SEVEN SOLDIERS and Andy Kubert Ultimate X Men,join forces to bring you an unforgettable tale of the Dark KnightAfter Batman Batman and Epub / faces down an army of winged horrors in a no holds barred, bone crunching superbrawl among the treasures of London s Pop Art Museum, Batman receives the greatest shock of his life when he discovers that he has a son Sparks fly when the new addition to the Bat family is introduced to Batman s adopted son, Robin, the Boy Wonder Which one will be chosen to carry on the legacy as Gotham s protector Collecting BATMAN and.


About the Author: Grant Morrison

Scottish comic book author Grant Morrison is known for culture jamming and the constant reinvention of his work He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural Batman and Epub / leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics Animal Man, Batman, JLA, The Invisibles, Action Comics, All Star Superman, and Doom Patrol, and Marvel Comics New X Men and Fantastic Four Many of these are controversial, yet rate in some of the most critically acclaimed and popular books He is also active in screenwriting.


10 thoughts on “Batman and Son

  1. says:

    Batman has a son and it s something of a surprise as to how and when it happened unless you ve been collecting Batman comics for decades see spoilers below and yeah it s no suprise Grant Morrison mined this one His son, Damian, is a little squirt who has been taught by evil yet capable assassins and the like so he goes trying to help his father and while there why not eliminate a Bat sibling or two Meanwhile, Batman before and after said event above is advised by Alfred to maintain his Batman has a son and it s something of a surprise as to how and when it happened unless you ve been collecting Batman comics for decades see spoilers below and yeah it s no suprise Grant Morrison mined this one His son, Damian, is a little squirt who has been taught by evil yet capable assassins and the like so he goes trying to help his father and while there why not eliminate a Bat sibling or two Meanwhile, Batman before and after said event above is advised by Alfred to maintain his playboy image as Bruce Wayne so off he goes to Europe to do his part and wouldn t you know it but man bat ninjas are assaulting the party Were they trying for some symbolism here Heh Oh, he also gets to start a relationship with model turned princess dictator of a foreign country superstar Jezebel Jet Definitely notice the name and she ll be a recurring character for a time.Look for the Bane wanna be In the middle there is an abrupt stop and we get a short story dealing with Batman and the Joker and a smidgen of artwork I skipped this one as I wasn t in the mood for a short story I read those separately from graphic novels thank you very much.There s a last chapter bit which forwards into the future as Damian as the new Batman in an overcoat but with alethal edge he doesn t mind guns somewhat allied with Commissioner Barbara Gordon as they take out the evil Batman who is dressed at Batman and if you follow the Bat Family you shouldn t be surprised it s probably Jason Todd.This tale is before Batman R.I.P which was before Infinite Crisis Clue trails are in each of the books but unless you re a Batman pro you won t spot some of them and I daresay that most of the pros won t spot all of them because Morrison knows how to mine and twist old Batman stories Written by Grant Morrison and artwork by Andy Kubert Artwork was well done with proper panel spacing and emotional close ups that were not over the top Well colored so kudos to Guy Major and Dave Stewart for their contributions And I m going to mention letterer Jared K Fletcher in case he s reading this as I m getting familiar with the names and I see him a lot in the credits.ARTWORK PRESENTATION B to B plus CHARACTERS DIALOGUE B to B plus STORY PLOTTING PANELS B BATMAN MYTHOLOGY something new A minus ACTION SCENES B to B plus OVERALL GRADE B to B plus WHEN READ mid to late December 2012 view spoiler SPOILERS So Morrison mined the idea from Batman Son of the Demon in 1987 Batman and Talia al Ghul had a son when she drugged him out but then as Batman became overly protective of a pregnant Talia and began to change she didn t like it and pretended his death The tale left with the boy being given to some family IGN gave this graphic novel 7 in the 25 greatest Batman graphic novels.In the Morrison version Talia changed her mind and or you can believe the boy was put into test tubes and made into the ultimate super villain hero He s there to occupy Batman while Talia causes trouble but then she s hard to read.Some claim Damian is the father of Terry McGinnes in Batman Beyond but that isn t the case in the TV series.The Three Ghosts is in reference to three police officers who were endowed with Bat powers in case Batman ever bit it The dream tale deals with encountering them as they murder criminals They are not all fully detailed in this installment Morrison said you had to readto get the full details but their names are Bat Cop, Bat Bane and Bat Devil I believe the former is the battered Batman who ends up shooting the Joker in the face hide spoiler

  2. says:

    In the middle of a story involving man bat ninjas, among other things, Ra s Al Ghul s daughter dumps a ten year old brat off at the Batcave, saying he s Batman s son Damian, raised by the League of Assassins, shakes things up immediately and raises the ire of Robin Who will emerge as Batman s heir I swore I reviewed this when I read it but apparently I didn t Morrison picks up a plot thread left over from the twenty year old Son of the Demon story and runs with it Damian, Batman s alleged of In the middle of a story involving man bat ninjas, among other things, Ra s Al Ghul s daughter dumps a ten year old brat off at the Batcave, saying he s Batman s son Damian, raised by the League of Assassins, shakes things up immediately and raises the ire of Robin Who will emerge as Batman s heir I swore I reviewed this when I read it but apparently I didn t Morrison picks up a plot thread left over from the twenty year old Son of the Demon story and runs with it Damian, Batman s alleged offspring, is a colossal prick and provides a nice contrast to the usual Batman and Robin relationship Overall, I liked the story but it wasn t a masterpiece The most memorable part for me was the Man Bat ninja s and Damian decapitating the main villain The future story where Damian is Batman was kind of pointless being that it will immediately be invalidated when Morrison stops writing Batman In all likelihood, so will Damian s place as Batman s son, for that matter.Not a bad read but pretty pricey in hardcover It s a must read for people that are fans of Morrison s run with Dick Grayson as Batman and Damian Wayne as Robin

  3. says:

    Grant Morrison s epic run on Batman has ended with Batman Incorporated so what better time to start the series than with the book that kicked it all off Batman and Son. Batman discovers he has a son Damian following a druggy one night stand years ago with Talia Al Ghul who stole his DNA and combined it with hers to grow Damian in a lab Jezebel Jet is introduced as Bruce s love interest, Joker pops up for his usual Joker shenanigans, and the book ends with a grown up Damian in the f Grant Morrison s epic run on Batman has ended with Batman Incorporated so what better time to start the series than with the book that kicked it all off Batman and Son. Batman discovers he has a son Damian following a druggy one night stand years ago with Talia Al Ghul who stole his DNA and combined it with hers to grow Damian in a lab Jezebel Jet is introduced as Bruce s love interest, Joker pops up for his usual Joker shenanigans, and the book ends with a grown up Damian in the future, now the Batman of Gotham City.I loved reading Batman and Son it is a fun and rewarding read Morrison provided a lot of clues as to the direction the R.I.P Series in Batman Black Casebook For example, notice the graffiti featured in the background of the first issue Zur En Arrh a clue from The Black Casebook It really shows the extensive planning and effort Morrison puts into his work.The opening sequence set in London is a brilliant start view spoiler Here Talia doses a number of her assassins with Kurt Langstrom s Manbat serum while Bruce is attending a pop art exhibition in the National Gallery and meets Jezebel Jet The pop art exhibition is a masterstroke by Morrison as the pieces look like Roy Lichtenstein s work so you get captions like WOW in the background art when Jezebel is introduced looking amazing of course or POW when Batman is fighting the Manbats It reads like an episode of Adam West Batman Brilliant.Soon, we meet Damian, Bruce s son Initially, he s a stone cold psycho He beats the crap out of both Tim and Alfred, and decapitates a D list villain before his father appears to stop him hide spoiler Damian s character evolution is brilliant we re given hints of where this he s going and it is fascinating and complex character Morrison has written.Morrison also begins experimenting with style immediately in this first book I love that he doesn t even give the readers a grace period and starts playing with form and implementing his years long story right off the bat pun intended Morrison impresses with his long game approach to Batman in reading this you know great things are to come Batman and Son is such a solid start to a legendary run that holds up all these years later Batman and Son is an outstanding Batman book that fans will love And now we know that Alfred reads Artemis Fowl too how cool is that My final thought on Batman and Son It rules

  4. says:

    I expect any story written by Morrison to be dark, and this is one lived up to my expectations Good stuff I m not giving it five stars because I absolutely hated the chapters in the middle of the book It always annoys me when I pick up a graphic novel only to discover that the writer has decided, at some point in the story, to leave out the graphic part Sorry, it s just a personal peeve of mine.

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    Kubert s artworks were just great and loved how Morrison took back into Dark Knight s continuity the Son of the Demon storyline, but sometimes I just can t follow Morrison s writing, the Clown at Midnight prose story was ultra boring for me, everybody seemed acting out of character for me can t imagine Alfred reading Artemis Fowl, Bruce almost killing paparazzi throwing them off the sky, and Talia not calling him beloved , and totally missed the point of the final story with Damian future soull Kubert s artworks were just great and loved how Morrison took back into Dark Knight s continuity the Son of the Demon storyline, but sometimes I just can t follow Morrison s writing, the Clown at Midnight prose story was ultra boring for me, everybody seemed acting out of character for me can t imagine Alfred reading Artemis Fowl, Bruce almost killing paparazzi throwing them off the sky, and Talia not calling him beloved , and totally missed the point of the final story with Damian future soulless Batman, probably retconned after the end of Morrison s run or some Crisis at last it inspired DC animated movie Son of Batman screenplay by Joe Lansdale Loved that flick

  6. says:

    Part of the joy in reading Grant Morrison s comics is the suspense in teetering on the line between genius and incomprehensible This book logically follows up a very old, out of continuity story in which Batman has an affair with Ra s al Ghul s daughter Talia Now, she had a prepubescent son with all the skill and drive of both his parents Batman begrudgingly takes on his new ward son, who instantaneously cramps his style.All of this is a great story, but, much like his run on New X Men, it ru Part of the joy in reading Grant Morrison s comics is the suspense in teetering on the line between genius and incomprehensible This book logically follows up a very old, out of continuity story in which Batman has an affair with Ra s al Ghul s daughter Talia Now, she had a prepubescent son with all the skill and drive of both his parents Batman begrudgingly takes on his new ward son, who instantaneously cramps his style.All of this is a great story, but, much like his run on New X Men, it runs off the rails at points The last issue of this volume is again, just like X Men , a story set in the future with Batman s son as the new Batman I think that doesn t make a lick of sense So while most of the book is great, it does end, like most Morrison books, with you scratching your head

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    REREAD I m rereading because every so often I realize that I never fully understood this insane series Detailed, not really a review spoilers follow view spoiler Following Face the Face, a storyline in which Batman returns to Gotham after a year long existential crisis and promptly mops up all the bad guys, Batman and Son begins as Bats finally catches the Joker, making the city truly safe Joker, for his part, has been shot by a rogue Batman wannabe and former police officer, and is in me REREAD I m rereading because every so often I realize that I never fully understood this insane series Detailed, not really a review spoilers follow view spoiler Following Face the Face, a storyline in which Batman returns to Gotham after a year long existential crisis and promptly mops up all the bad guys, Batman and Son begins as Bats finally catches the Joker, making the city truly safe Joker, for his part, has been shot by a rogue Batman wannabe and former police officer, and is in medical recovery In the aftermath of his war on crime, Batman decides to work on reestablishing his Bruce Wayne playboy persona On his first attempt, at a charity ball in London, Bruce meets Jezabel Jet, beautiful socialite, before the party is interrupted with an attack of wild Man Bats, who kidnap the Prime Minister s wife, with Batman in hot pursuit The trail leads to Talia Al Ghul, who has forced the original Man Bat, Kirk Langstrom, to give her his Man Bat serum in order to build her own army of mutant supersoldiers Before Batman can take her down, Talia presents Damien the result of Talia and Bruce s love affair, years prior, in the previously non canon Son of the Demon Confounded, Batman takes Damien home, and confines him to Wayne Manor just as Tim Drake arrives with news that the Spook is terrorizing Gotham Batman leaves to investigate, and Damien promptly attacks Tim and Alfred, escapes the Batcave, and kills the Spook all done in an attempt to earn Batman s respect When this fails, Damien agrees to take Batman to Talia at Gibraltar, where she is currently staging a Man Bat siege.A battle at Gibraltar ensues, and at its close Talia reveals that the entire series of events was set up to convince Bruce to become a family with Talia and Damien Bruce refuses, and Talia vows vengeance just before her submarine and, seemingly, her and Damien with it is destroyed by the British Navy.Bruce then leaves Gibraltar on an invitation from Jezabel Jet, who asks him to meet her for a holiday in France After a brief, but strange, night of romance, he then returns to Gotham Here he gets caught up in two cases in the first, the Joker s former henchmen are being killed with poisonous red and black flowers, despite the fact that Joker is still in Arkham Asylum, recovering from his injuries Batman deduces that the flowers are a nod to Harley Quinn, who has escaped from her own prison sentence and is conducting the killings on behalf of her boss Realizing that the Joker means to kill Harley as a final act of transcendence into a new, evenviolent persona, Batman convinces Harley to help stop the Joker from escaping Arkham.In the second case, Batman investigates a series of murders of prostitutes by an unknown individual who is being protected by the police He finally discovers a physically enhanced former police officer who dresses in a costume that mixes elements of both Batman and Bane The officer nearly kills Batman, who escapes to Bruce Wayne s old penthouse While in recovery, Bruce remembers The Black Casebook, a record of his most supernatural cases many of which were declared non canon since their original publication in the 50s and 60s, here retconned by Morrison Seeing a pattern in ex GCPD dressing up as Batman, Bruce remembers a case from the Black Casebook in which he was attacked by three rogue Batmen Damien then appears to Bruce in a feverdream and tells him the third ghost is worst of all When he recovers, Bruce works with Tim to take down the superstrong Batman, and lets Gordon know that there may be corruption in the police force, saying that this isn t over Meanwhile, Damien is brought from the brink of death in Talia s stronghold, and a few days later Bruce meets Jezabel for a getaway in Venice but they are being watched.In an epilogue to this story arc, Morrison skips ahead several decades to witness Damien as an adult He has taken on the Batman mantle, but is a much deadlier version of the hero Working with Barbara Gordon now Commisioner, Damien finally kills the third rogue Batman, who had called himself the Antichrist hide spoiler 2011 For the past few months I ve been leering from the sidelines as some friends of mine have entered the world of comics via an all girl comic book reading group Aside from the nerdjoyment new word, bookmark that I have in spewing vitriol when they Just Don t Read the Right Comics, this experience has also had the side effect of making me examine the comics I read but don t feel the need to recommend to themwhich of course must include must the latest Batman comics I m reading.Which leads me to Batman and Son, the first part of Grant Morrison s run on Batman, which has so far crossed through at least three or four different titles and about nine or thirteen trade paperbacks, with no end in sight Grant Morrison has an interesting distinction in being, arguably, one of the most important and influential writers in comics today but people who don t read comics usually don t have any idea who he is Which is really crazy, because I think you could probably take the entire bodies of work of Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller and the other handful of writers people outside comics HAVE heard of, and they still wouldn t touch on all the corners of traditional superhero comics, seemingly unsalvageable non superhero comics, mindbending creator owned work and overarching comic universe restructuring that Grant Morrison has been a part of since the 1980s He s pretty much done EVERYTHING, and if anything he doesof it with each passing month And while everyone in comics and those who read comics are perfectly aware of this the same way we are aware of, say, gravity, or maybe Elvis I still don t think that any of my friends who ve just started out in reading funnybooks would be able to pick his name out of a lineup.And sadly, Batman and Son is not the sort of book that can really fix that anytime soon despite the fact that it s fascinating, and probably the hippest and most modern Bat book to come around since Batman s last real heyday in the 80s.The long running problem of superhero comics well, one of many is that new readers often have to dig through decades of continuity and backstory in order to enjoy what s currently being released which often isn t worth the trouble Superhero books that end up breaking into the mainstream are often the ones that don t require a lot of catching up on the part of the reader, and usually if a particular run on a series is being primed for crossover appeal, a lot of work is done to ensure that the story can stand alone Unless you re Grant Morrison, and you are in fact so freaking Elvis like in your appeal within comicdom that you can write a book and ensure sales no matter what, and if everyone outside comicdom can t make heads or tails of what you ve done, that s their problem.Case in point Batman and Son The nutshell not that it matters if you like comics you already know, and if you don t this won t make a lick of sense is that back in the 80s, a Batman storyline led our hero into a strange encounter with Ra s Al Ghul you know, Liam Neeson and his daughter Talia, wherein Pop and Daughter Al Ghul demanded that Batman sleep with Talia and sire a child that would grow up to lead their League of Assassins in conquering the world.And, in the culmination of a weird and overly sexy series of issues, Batman actually did it He totally banged the shit out of her and left Despite the fact that this story Son of the Demon has been republished in a collected edition since then and prompted two sequels Bride of the Demon and Birth of the Demon , at a certain point the entire narrative was declared non canon, which is the nerd equivalent of sticking your fingers in your ears and singing LALALALALA anytime anyone brings it up The rule was that it would Never Be Spoken Of Again.Unless you re Grant Morrison, and you really don t give a shit about what you re told not to speak of, because you re Comic Book Elvis The breaking of this taboo is where Batman and Son starts except pretend you never read my little explanation, or the Batman Wikipedia page, or anything else Because the craziest thing about Batman and Son is that it makes absolutely no effort whatsoever to get you up to speed It just sort of Goes, demanding that you consume it not as text but as Metatext, finding your own reference guides and doing your own background work while it moves forward like a bullet train And the odd thing is that this isn t a fanboy story, making in jokes just for the sake of it or following up on decades old characters and plots just to be amusing Morrison is actually making a commentary here it s all less geeky fan fiction anda freaking graduate thesis on Batman But the sad thing the real tragedy is that all that is only one reason that Batman and Son is a really interesting opening to a truly interesting series If that were all that was here a Batman story for Batman academicians then shit, the rest of the world could leave the Bat nerds to it and go about their business But the fact is that Morrison is also breaking into an entirely new level of sequential narrative, insisting that the reader follow at breakneck speed through jarring scene transitions and emblematic dialogue that is almost always Show and very rarely Tell Brief exchanges between characters and single isolated frames representing larger action sequences work as a storytelling shorthand, covering large swathes of narrative in a few pages and requiring the reader to assemble the story between the panels on their own just to move forward Morrison has figured out how to destroy unnecessary exposition in a medium that is plagued with it, and it s a thing to behold This may just be a superhero comic but the style makes the initial read through a brainbuster, while subsequent reads become richer andtextured as we fill inof the blanks ourselves.So it s well researched, and it s smart It s also hip It s funny It s cool The first issue opens on the Joker screaming,I finally killed Batman In front of a bunch of vulnerable, disabled kids And two seconds later, Batman sits up and shoots him in the face.And then in the second issue, as giant sword wielding mutant bats smash their way into an art gallery, Bruce Wayne pauses in thought Not Man Bat, he thinks Man Bats Ninja Man Bats Alarming twist This all gets worked out soon after Batman does not start carrying a gun, and it turns out that even Ninja Man Bats can t keep a good hero down but that doesn t matter What matters is that that shit is funny and it is awesome, and Grant Morrison did it just to be Awesome in the way that makes you capitalize the word Awesome.Which is sort of a lot of what Batman and Son is being too smart for your own good because that s Awesome, and bringing in taboo storylines just to be Awesome, and just generally rocking out with your everlovin cock out And despite the fact that self awareness and Awesomeitude don t generally co exist that well, there s still no denying that this is a modern and relevant superhero story, the kind of thing that makes the whole genre hell, the whole medium a little less embarrassing.Which makes it a tragedy a real tragedy that absolutely no one who hadn t already planned to read it is ever going to pick it up on the fly and be able to get through it Because in its analyzation of the fascinating impenetrability of superhero comics, Batman and Son manages to become one of the most fascinatingly impenetrable comics, period, to come out in recent years.Which is not a real big deal for Batman or Grant Morrison two entities that are way too huge to care whether or not You Get It.But I care And for what it s worth, it s a damn shame if you don t

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    I have read twenty something Batman graphic novels, and this is easily the least accessible of the entire lot My inner monologue while reading was something like this Wait, the Joker just killed Batman on the first page That is oh wait, he isn t dead Huh, Batman just shot the Joker in the face with a handgun But he doesn t use Wait, he isn t the real Batman Weird Okay, we are moving on from the cold open, let s see if we can follow it better from here Okay, Bruce Wayne is leav I have read twenty something Batman graphic novels, and this is easily the least accessible of the entire lot My inner monologue while reading was something like this Wait, the Joker just killed Batman on the first page That is oh wait, he isn t dead Huh, Batman just shot the Joker in the face with a handgun But he doesn t use Wait, he isn t the real Batman Weird Okay, we are moving on from the cold open, let s see if we can follow it better from here Okay, Bruce Wayne is leaving Gotham, and now there are dozens of Man Bat Ninjas attacking a foreign art gallery Wayne is attending Sent by the League of Assassins Talia al Ghul to help introduce their love child to Batman Okay, I thought Son of the Demon was non canonical Wait, now Batman is taking the kid to the Batcave and leaving him unattended That is clearly not a good idea What is this, an issue filled with prose of an unrelated Joker story Man I would be pissed if I bought this single issue And we re back to a comic, and back to the fake Batman Oh, three fake Batmen, and one is getting Man Bat serum and Venom serum This is getting rather convoluted, and they haven t cleared up what is going on with Damian yet Wait, now we are in the future and Damian is Batman WTF, we haven t resolved any of these other plot threads yet And we are back, but Damian is gone again, and now we are in some sort of hybrid Watchmen And Then There Were None mash up with Batman and the International Club of Heroes, where the Black Glove is trying to kill them all Is this related to the Black Casebook No matter, it s over and we are back To a weird hallucination vision of Joe Chill And now we meet Dr Hurt , who engineered the three fake Batmen, this is starting to make some sense, except there is really no resolution on Damian considering this was titled Batman and Son and now it s to be continued in Batman RIP, oh hell no.Yeah, I get that in some ways this is groundbreaking, and appreciate how incredibly meta the whole thing is like Ulysses for Batman die hards tying in things together from decades of Bat lore, regardless of accepted canon, but as a cohesive collection of comics, it makes almost no sense whatsoever The Joker parts had nothing to do with the Damian Talia parts, which had nothing to do with the Black Glove, which had nothing to do with Dr Hurt and the three ghosts of Batman and only the last of these plot threads was in any way resolved This collection isBatman deconstruction, or Dark Knight doctoral thesis, than it is a compelling and well told graphic novel.I don t think it is a coincidence that my all time least favorite Batman story is Batman Arkham Asylum A Serious House on Serious Earth, also by Grant Morrison

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    I m just lately diving deeply into the Batman comics, although I read them a long time ago, and I am a big fan of him as an iconic figure To my surprise, I found out late last year that he had an actual son Luckily, my library has a few of these books about Batman and his son, and this is one of them When Damian shows up, he s a fait accompli, and Batman has to deal with the pathology the boy has due to be raised to be an emotionless killer who believes he s destined to rule the world by Tali I m just lately diving deeply into the Batman comics, although I read them a long time ago, and I am a big fan of him as an iconic figure To my surprise, I found out late last year that he had an actual son Luckily, my library has a few of these books about Batman and his son, and this is one of them When Damian shows up, he s a fait accompli, and Batman has to deal with the pathology the boy has due to be raised to be an emotionless killer who believes he s destined to rule the world by Talia in the League of Assassins, and as the grandson of R as al Ghul The boy is already a killer and his moral compass is seriously skewed Batman takes the boy under his wing, knowing that he s a loose cannon Damian has a twisted daddy complex, and feels the need to prove himself to his father He sees the current Robin, Tim Drake as competition, and deals with him brutally, as he also treats a somewhat harmless masked villain It all adds up to one serious complication for Batman But he knows he has a duty to his son.Overall, I did like this, but I didn t like the prose story stuck in the middle of the graphic novel To be honest, I stopped reading it The gleeful brutality of the Joker grotesquely described by Grant Morrison s prose writing was stomach churning I had a sensitivity when it comes to that kind of subject matter, so I knew it was time to throw in the towel as the Joker begins his murderous rampage through Arkham I really like the character of Harley Quinn as she is portrayed in the Suicide Squad While I know she s no innocent, it seems as though Joker brings out the very worse in her Their relationship is the very definition of a toxic romantic relationship I m glad she later kicks him to the curve.So the prose story brought down my rating a lot Also, I felt the ending was too abrupt and a bit confusing I think that one should try to figure out the chronology of the Damian Wayne story and have the next books handy after they read this

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    Grant Morrison s epic 7 year run on Batman ended last month with the brilliant Batman Incorporated 13, so what better time to revisit the book that kicked it all off Batman and Son Batman discovers he has a son Damian following a druggy one night stand years ago with Talia Al Ghul who stole his DNA and combined it with hers to grow Damian in a lab Jezebel Jet is introduced as Bruce s love interest, Joker pops up for his usual Joker shenanigans, and the book ends with a grown up Damian in Grant Morrison s epic 7 year run on Batman ended last month with the brilliant Batman Incorporated 13, so what better time to revisit the book that kicked it all off Batman and Son Batman discovers he has a son Damian following a druggy one night stand years ago with Talia Al Ghul who stole his DNA and combined it with hers to grow Damian in a lab Jezebel Jet is introduced as Bruce s love interest, Joker pops up for his usual Joker shenanigans, and the book ends with a grown up Damian in the future, now the Batman of Gotham City.I forgot how much I enjoyed this book the first time around, but knowing all that happens down the line makes re reading Batman and Son all thefun and rewarding For example, I didn t notice the graffiti featured in the background of the first issue Zur En Arrh which is relevant because Batman becomes the Batman of Zur En Arrh in the Batman RIP arc, a couple of years after this issue came out It really shows the extensive planning and effort Morrison puts into his work.The opening sequence set in London is a brilliant start Here Talia doses a number of her assassins with Kurt Langstrom s Manbat serum while Bruce is attending a pop art exhibition in the National Gallery and meets Jezebel Jet The pop art exhibition is a masterstroke by Morrison as the pieces look like Roy Lichtenstein s work so you get captions like WOW in the background art when Jezebel is introduced looking amazing of course or POW when Batman is fighting the Manbats It reads like an episode of Adam West Batman Incredible.Damian, once he s introduced to Bruce, is a very different character to the one most readers will have gotten used to in recent years Initially, he s basically a stone cold psycho He beats the crap out of both Tim and Alfred, and decapitates a D list villain before his father appears to stop him Damian s character evolution over the series is brilliant That he learns with his time as Robin and changes his attitude to fit to ahonourable code like Batman s than the bloodthirsty and inhumane one that he was indoctrinated with by Talia and Ra s, makes him that muchof a complex and involving character to the reader It s the fact that we ve seen him change over the years which goes some way to explaining why the reaction to his death earlier this year elicited such a strong reaction among the fans But seeing him here at the start of his journey is quite striking in his brutality.Morrison also begins experimenting with style immediately in this first book I love that he doesn t even give the readers a grace period and starts playing with form and implementing his years long story right off the bat no pun intended We get a prose issue starring the Joker, that I will say was the weakest part of the book there is a reason why Morrison is an acclaimed comic book writer than a novelist and then the book closes out by jumping ahead 20 years to Damian as Batman operating in a nightmarish Gotham City that s gone to hell Incredibly, this issue would receive a second part 6 years later with New 52 Batman Incorporated 5 and Andy Kubert is working on a miniseries out later this year as well This is also the start of Morrison s Bat menagerie with Alfred the Cat making his first appearance Once , Morrison impresses with his long game approach to Batman.The Damian as Batman issue and the opening Manbat sequence in the art gallery were my favourite parts of the book but I enjoyed all of it really It s such a solid start to a legendary run that holds up on re reads as much as it does reading it for the first time Batman and Son is an outstanding Batman book that every fan will love And the fact that Alfred reads Artemis Fowl means I might just have to pick up one of those books now Morrison s Batman begins with this book and it rules

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