The GoodThere's quite a few cinematic moments that brought some degree of intensity to the issue. Batman bursting through the windows and pumping the bad guys with tranqs was a great looking scene and I loved the bird's eye view of him firing in all directions. Robin saving the innocents in the freight elevator was good fun as well and the vividly colored panel of Batman and Robin taking down enemies was certainly an attention catcher.
Artist Patrick Gleason brings a more eccentric and cartoonish look to the comic, but it's what I've come to consider the definitive appearance for the title and it has indeed grown on me a very good deal. I adored the panels of Batman & Robin back-to-back, as well as the tender moment they shared at the conclusion of the issue. If this book wants to succeed, it really needs to keep delivering on the father/son dynamic. After all, that's partially what made the first story arc so superb.
The BadIf we're going to get a 'Death of the Family' tie-in, I don't want it to feel rushed. But unfortunately, that's exactly how I've felt about this title's stories after the Nobody arc. That first story blew me away and the high it gave me has kept me on-board this whole time, but my interest is sadly beginning to fade. This is tragic because writer Peter Tomasi does a fantastic job writing both characters and made me really care for Damian, but each story has felt like interesting set up and then no solid follow-through.
Some would dispute that Tomas Giorello's darker and more detailed artwork would be more fitting for this story, but I found the change to be distracting. Also, I wasn't the biggest fan of his facial work for Batman (the Batmobile scene comes to mind). Gleason has the first act, Giorello takes a good majority of the middle, then we're back to Gleason for the conclusion. It's a jarring transition when it does happen. I'm sure there's a good reason behind the scenes for the switch, but it really detracts from the reading experience.
Also, where'd all of the people in the train go? There were at least a dozen or so and then they magically vanished when it was time for Batman and Robin to fight off the horde of enemies.