DCU in 2011: El Gaucho and the Batman of Africa join BATMAN, INCORPORATED.

DCU in 2011: El Gaucho and the Batman of Africa join BATMAN...

By David Hyde Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
A new status quo. Those words are thrown around, a lot, in the comic book industry. But that’s exactly what New York Times bestselling writer Grant Morrison and team have created with BATMAN, INC. Bruce Wayne has extended Batman’s mission—and brand—globally. So far, we’ve met England’s Knight & Squire, Mr. Unknown (the Batman of Japan) and El Gaucho from Argentina's Batman. Judging from this advance look at Yanick Paquette’s gorgeous art from an upcoming issue of BATMAN, INCORPORATED, the international action and intrigue are only ramping up in the coming months.

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Grant Morrison sent a few words to share with SOURCE readers about what lies ahead:
“Bruce Wayne's back from the dead with barely a moment to catch his breath before he must prepare for the battle of his life in BATMAN INC. “On the way towards this ultimate confrontation, Batman and El Gaucho, Argentina's No.1 crimebuster, face a terrifying new villain whose world-shaking masterplan stretches across 2 decades, 3 countries and 3 interlocked issues, which also feature Batwoman, a whole new team of British heroes and the debut of The Batman of Africa, in a dark and twisted super-espionage thriller. “And waiting in the wings are team-ups with Chief-Man-of-Bats, Batgirl and a mind-blowing CGI adventure with Oracle, as piece by piece, we learn the secrets of Batman Inc. and find out what Bruce is REALLY up to!”