So currently Batman is the main character of 5 DC Comics, and his family makes about 1/5 of the 52 comics DC has (maybe even 1/4 now with Talon coming on bored). However from what it seems of his 5 titles they are all trying to show the same Batman, which is inefficient and redundant (but hey I am never going to say no to more books). So if you were to run the current 5 books what would you have them be about?
Batman would be about his modern day adventures in Gotham, maybe focus on the physical, action adventure side of things. Main rogues gallery should be in this book.
Detective Comics would follow the namesake and really be the book of mysteries. Showing Batman solving the gritty crimes, really showing how he is the master detective. The more "real" interpretation where Batman goes up against every day thugs, rapists, etc. Maybe even him fight against the white collar crimes to like extortion, and other corporate crimes. Lots of detective work involved.
Batman: Dark Knight could easily follow Batman's past. New 52 means new universe, and while sure they state Batman's history is much intact, it totally isn't. The characters are there and sure No Man's Land might've happened, or Batman might've been sent back in time. But lets explore the twists of how it happened.
Batman & Robin could be simply his relationship with Robin and how he handles having a partner or a sidekick. But I would take that opportunity to expand it and make it the Batman family book and really show Batman's relationship with the rest of his family, like the other past Robin's and Batgirl's (and an awesome opportunity for steph and cass to return!)
Batman Inc. would be an opportunity to show Batman's view on global issues. The world has many problems, and maybe Batman could help. I would also take advantage of this time to really focus on diversity. This book could become the X-Men of DC, where it really tackles huge issues related to diversity and prejudice. Racism, extremism, xenophobia, even prejudices against different religions are rarely addressed in comics in general, and this is a great book to tackle it especially since JLI is being canceled.
So what would you do? Other ideas could be
A batman book based on his more fantastical adventures with magic, sci fi, and all sorts of impossibilities!
Or a book on his adventures as Bruce Wayne training across the world and learning the different skills that he has. Would be pretty cool to see those adventures and see who taught him and what they taught him.
A horror book? Vertigo style, I mean lets be honest Batman has the freakiest rogues out there, could totally work.
A comic geared more towards children possibly, get them while they are young cause lets be honest, way to many old people like comics and not enough young people.
So any thoughts?