Well, this is pretty cool. I'm kinda hit-or-miss with Warren Ellis - he seems to go through more-than-occasional spasms of too-damn-many-ideas-at-once - but when he slows down enough to really tackle a subject, he can be great. And damn, he's really nailed Batman's motivation there. Also - BAT-SWORDS! We have GOT to introduce the Bat-Swords into regular continuity. Maybe Damian can run across them in the Batcave and go 'Hot damn! Clearly, these are part of my inheritance from my father - and even if they aren't, I'll take them anyway, 'cause they are COOL!'