Hey all. Right now, which book is best scratching your bat-itch. For me it comes down closely between Batman and Robin and Batman Inc. In the end though, I have to go with Batman Inc. I love the writing and the type of story being told. I love the art (even though that seems to be a big point of controversy among fans). I love the quirks and strange turns it takes (like the introduction of Bat-Cow and Damien becoming vegetarian).
Whats your favorite book and why?
Got to go with Batman. Never disappointed me. I am reading Inc. but not a fan of the art and I think Morrison could do better. Don't read Batman and Robin or the The Dark Knight so can't say. I started reading Detective Comics and it's okay. I am loving Legends of the Dark Knight. Love the one shot stories. Issue 3 with the letters written to Batman was my favorite.
Batman Incorporated. I like seeing the Bat-family and their associates working together, it's the most fun, interesting, and creative Bat-book on the shelves, it doesn't suffer from needless tie-ins or crossovers, it hasn't felt as if it were dragging on, and it actually makes me feel a sense of danger for certain characters.
Batman is definitely the best series of the entire Bat-family, right now. I haven't even bought a single issue of Batman Inc., the first two issues confused me and seemed a tad odd. Not sure why, they just didn't pique my interest.
Batman and Robin is another really good one, and Catwoman's pretty fun, but I haven't gotten some of the latest issues. Batgirl has been picking up some speed and is now one of my favorites, it used to be just one of the ones I got out of necessity for understanding the Bat-family's antics.
Snyder's Batman is consistently excellent - so it gets my vote.
Tomasi's Batman & Robin has had some better moments in terms of "epicness" but it has also dipped in quality from time to time.
Detective was god-awful for a while there. Layman has brought it to respectability, but I don't think think it's in the "must-buy" category.
Inc. is written by Grant Morrison. While the man is a visionary creative - blah, blah, blah, I just don't find his stuff as compelling as I used to. Lately I feel like he's been more interested in giving me weirdness than telling a story.