I can already see this is going to be a good run. Respecitvely, Paul Dini (best known for his work on Batman: The Animated Series) is doing a run on Detective Comics that starts this month as well. I haven't picked up that issue yet, but I most definitely will when I get to my comic shop next.
The last run on Batman was intertwined with Detective Comics and told the story of Two-Face's return as a criminal. I thought it was decent, but always hate the cross-over arcs with a passion, just because it feels like I'm being suckered into buying more titles. Anywho...
This new run that has started up will not be directly connected, thankfully, and both writers have already proven their chops with previous work. The first scene in Batman #655 was really, really well done. Definitely the best Joker I've seen in a comic for a long time. Kubert really did him justice.
If there are people out there who haven't been on either Batman, or Detective Comics, and have been trying to jump on, this is a really good time to do it. Not only do you get excellent talent, but finally an arc is here that isn't so dependant on a number of different books, which is something I hope to see continued.
Edited by ShadowGhost12, 28 July 2006 - 06:15 PM.