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‘Absolute Batman Incorporated’ to feature new Chris Burnham art

batman incorporated13Chris Burnham confirms he has redrawn the fill-in pages from the end of his run on Batman Incorporated for DC Comics’ upcoming Absolute edition of the Grant Morrison series.

“They’re all done, too!” he emphasized this morning on Twitter. “So I’m not redrawing them, I have redrawn them!”

Batman fan site Gotham Spoilers, which posed the question to Burnham, notes the fill-in art was “unfortunate, because this was one of those stories, that you really just couldn’t slap any artist on, as is the case with most Morrison penned stories.”

Burnham mentioned the undertaking in July, following the conclusion of Batman Incorporated, telling Batman-News, “I’m gonna redraw all of the fill-in pages for the last five issues! You know how the little fill-in pages kinda snuck in? So I’m pretty sure I”m gonna redraw those pages for the big deluxe hardcover.”

That deluxe hardcover, which clocks in at 608 pages, collects Batman Incorporated Vol. 1 #1-8, Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes, Batman  Incorporated Vol. 2 #1-13 and Batman Incorporated Special #1. It arrives Dec. 2.



Looking forward to this! Hopefully, it’ll have the #0 issue too. Right?

On one hand: awesome! More Burnham art!

On the other: This seems like an irresistible hook to get people to buy the same series over without new story content, as well as a fairly big slap in the face to Jason Masters and other artists who stepped in and did a wonderful job.

Dang, sounds like they are going to acknowledge the Stephanie Brown story even.

I was really hoping for the Absolute treatment for Morrison’s entire Bat-epic, from Batman #655 to Batman Inc. vol. 2 #13. Not all in one volume, obviously.

Maybe call it The Hole in Things.

More Jay Leno chin!

But seriously, Burnham worked as a great replacement to Frank Quitely.

This is awesome can’t wait! I really hope DC puts out a prestige three volume omnibus of Grant’s entire bat epic. Three volumes because it’s in three distinct acts.


burnham must be destroyed

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