And I Am Going To Get Slammed For.
Oh yes. Well, the story is all over the place. In theory, this would be a good comic to intro someone to Batman. Great art, a Bat-villain a chapter. But Loeb kind of makes the mistake of A) going too deep into Bat-continuity, a mistake you could say Morrison also made in his most recent run. But I digress. B) Loeb simply isn’t the greatest writer anymore. I used to like him on Marvel’s Colour line (Spider-Man: Blue, Daredevil: Yellow, etc. This might be due to Tim Sale though) and his Superman For All Seasons. But lately, and maybe starting with Hush, he hasn’t been on top of his game, sadly.
So in short, great art. Ok story. Sadly, just a tad too inaccessible for the true Batman newbie.
Agree? Disagree? Let me know in the comments.