Rather than continue Batman Incorporated following Grant Morrison’s announced departure, DC Comics will end the series with July’s Issue 13.
The news, revealed in IGN.com’s preview of the Batman solicitations, comes as little surprise, as the title was a vehicle for Morrison and artist Chris Burnham to tell the story of Bruce Wayne’s global team of heroes the writer began in 2010. The first arc volume ended in December 2011, following DC’s New 52 relaunch, with the second volume debuting in May 2012.
According to the solicitation, the final issue will sport a 1:25 variant cover by Morrison himself. ROBOT 6 has reached out to DC for additional details.
July will also see the release of the 64-page Batman Zero Year: The Director’s Cut #1, reprinting Batman #21 from the pencil art of Greg Capullo and Rafael Albuquerque, and including the scripts by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV. The first issue of Snyder and Jim Lee and Dustin Nguyen’s Superman Unchained will get the same treatment. DC previously published director’s cuts of Blackest Night #1 and Final Crisis #1.
Batman Incorporated #13 and Superman Unchained Director’s Cut #1 go on sale July 24, while Batman Zero Year: The Director’s Cut #1 arrives July 31.