This might sound a little stupid to most of you, so I apologize up front for my ignorance. I've asked numerous people, but I never got a satisfying answer. My question is: What are the differences between the different (currently running) Batman series? I mean, there's Batman, The Dark Knight, Detective Comics and many more, so what separates them?
Now I know that every series has different writers, artists and storyarcs, but I mean the fundamental differences between the series. For example, Batman and Robin is obviously about stories in which both Batman and Robin play a role. But how about the others? Are The Dark Knight comics generally darker and more gruesome than other series? Does Batman rely much more on his detective work in Detective Comics? Or is this distinction wholly arbitrary and could any Dark Knight storyarc easily be a Detective Comics storyarc and vice versa?
I am curious to hear your thoughts.