At first, I was seriously annoyed at this series. It made Batman into a self-parody. Batman picking Dick Grayson up and asking him if he was retarded. And the way that the term "the ******* Batman" is used about fifty times a book came across as stupid to me. But you know what? The book is pure awesome. Yes, Batman is an ass. A huge ass. Take a line in the latest issue for example, about Hal Jordan: "Hal Jordan. Green Lantern. The Ring of his is the most powerful known weapon in the galaxy. If he thinks something up, it just plain happens. That makes him the Milky Way's Top Cop. His alien mentor was looking for a man of superhuman will - and a man without fear. The mentor's job description for Hal didn't seem to factor in smarts. He's dumb as a post. I've seen more intelligent hockey pucks. The series is wonderfully dumb fun.