This was a very enjoyable globe-trotting issue, which showed us more details of how Batman went about setting up Batman Inc and recruiting who he recruited. Some of this I don’t think we really truly needed to see, but it was still a lot of fun. I certainly enjoyed seeing all of the various international Bat-folk again, especially since the first 3 issues of the new title have only really featured Batman and Robin, this zero issue brought the title back to it’s global scale and was a handy reminder of just who Man Of Bats or Dark Ranger are. Plus, it’s always great to see Knight and Squire again, a bit of British Pride wot wot cheerio. Frazer Irving’s unique style may not be to everyone’s tastes, but I’m a fan, and I think he was a good fit for this issue, especially with the repeated images Morrison was using, and his use of colour was as good as ever. I also found it interesting that Morrison pretty much quoted Year One verbatim. Miller’s take on the character is very different from Morrison’s, so it was interesting to see the two cross paths.