Final panel aside, this one’s a pretty good read. McGuiness learns why Nightwing hung up the tights years ago (and why he hasn’t talked to Bruce since). That said, there are some problems. The Catwoman (or is it Catwomen?) angle seems to be get unnecessarily complicated, and for a comic with Batman in the title there’s very little of Batman in action (unless you count Bruce’s robot) in this issue.
And then there’s the final panel… Yeah. Um, yeah. I won’t ruin for it for in case you plan to pick this one up, but lets just say the final panel flushes the promise of the previous pages right down the toilet. Sigh. I doesn’t work, whether it’s real or simply yet another twist (this comic has more than a Shyamalan marathon). We’ll have to see if the series can rebound, but I have my doubts. Hit-and-Miss.