I've read comics that i haven't liked but never one that i hated - until now. The lamest version of Batman, EVER. His reaction to everything that happens is so out of character; it's Batman in name only. The story is idiotic, and the artwork is indecipherable. If you have to add the script just so people can understand what you were trying to portray, you have failed as a storyteller and as an artist. It tries to be dark and gritty but compared to The Dark Knight Returns or The Killing Joke.... actually, there is no comparison because this comic just blows chunks.