Naturally I read Grant Morrison's Batman And Robin first when my new shipment of comics arrived this week as it was the hottest title in my stack, but then when I read Batman #687 I realised that was a prequel to Morrison's title - setting up Dick Grayson's final acceptance that it is his job to inherit the cowl from the 'late' Bruce Wayne.
On one level Batman and Robin is very much a return to an 'old school' style, with the dynamic duo as straight crimefighters, but Morrison has established a very interesting dynamic with Grayson as a more "approachable" Batman and Damian Wayne (son of Bruce Wayne and Taila al Ghul) as a very bratty Robin.
The villains for this first story arc - Batman: Reborn - appear to a bunch of creepy circus freaks who could have walked off the set of Saw or Texas Chain Saw Massacre, but have an air of restrained Doom Patrol madness about them that you'd hope for from Morrison.
Frank Quitely's art is, of course, gorgeous and the one-two punch of Morrison and Quitely promises a strong run on this title. Hopefully, though, it won't peter out as I felt their All-Star Superman title did towards the end.
I'm also keeping my fingers crossed that Bruce Wayne will stay 'dead' long enough for Dick to get settled into his role as Batman and not just be seen as someone "playing the part", as he says in Batman #687 (okay, we all know he's not really dead, but at least DC is admitting that the iconic character isn't really dead, unlike Marvel's seemingly lame revival of Steve Rogers/Captain America after only a couple of years).