- This arc is about fallout—the knowledge of Damian’s existance and a Batman impersonator shooting the Joker.
- Morrison kicks it off with a prose one-shot, with illustrations by John Van Fleet; I don’t feel like the issue earned the format change, though, and whether Morrison sticks the landing comes down to what your tolerance is for the Joker’s cruelty toward Harley as a plot device.
- The three issues following that tie current events in Batman’s world to his history and Gotham’s future.
- The story culminates in a flash-forward to Damian’s tenure as a more desparate, ragged Batman than I would have expected—and it’s very cool.
- The art team’s work on the book is solid; Kubert, Delperdang, and company’s* pages in the traditiona, sequential issues have a perfect sense of weight and motion.
* The collection I’m working from is oddly vague on who worked on which beyond the penciller and inker.
- Batman and Son (#655-658, 663-666)
- Batman and Son vs. the Black Glove (#655-658, 663-669, 672-675)
Writer: Grant Morrison | Artists: Andy Kubert, J.J. Williams III, Tony S. Daniel, Ryan Benjamin, John Van Fleet, Jesse Delperdang, Jonathan Glapion, Mark Irwin, Sandu Florea, Saleem Crawford | Colorists: Guy Major, Dave Stewart, John Van Fleet | Letterers: Ken Lopez, John J. Hill, Rob Leigh, Randy Gentile, Steve Wands, Travis Lanham, Sal Cipriano, Jared K. Fletcher, Nick J. Napolitano, Todd Klein