This has some nice action and a few good tricks from Batman and Alfred, but if your main bit is action then you might not be too into this one. Gleason’s art is wonderful, by the way. Pretty much though, there are two points that really take over the issue that Tomasi does a wonderful job with.
The one we start off with dwells on Batman’s sense of justice. Nobody has a great point, that being all Bruce technically does is continue to allow more victims by not killing his enemies. Yes, small time crooks can reform but those bigger names he should know by now will never change. What is worse is he should know by now that they’ll never stay locked up. I did feel slightly let down by Nobody’s words though. Batman never really gives any response back, besides that it would be wasting breath to explain it. It worked great, I just think it would have been nice if we got some of Bruce’s reasons for not killing in this issue.
Maybe the stronger point follows afterwards, and that is the relationship between Bruce and Damian. Despite Damian I think having a lot of wonderful points, Bruce never backs down from his position. Never really gives Damian any answers, claiming he knows that even if he had Damian would have acted exactly the same. Really seems Damian is right though in thinking Bruce doesn’t really trust him or have any real faith in the boy.
This issue I found amazing, and really suggest you head out and read it. Tomasi’s work is amazing, and the art team does a great job.