I don't get it (no surprise). With all the online hype for this issue yesterday and the day before, I knew I wouldn't read anything in this issue (or arc) that lived up to this week's hype. What a surprise, nothing here impresses. So Batman and the Joker are now "dead"? OK, this "death" of Batman makes more sense and is more tolerable than his "death" in Morrison's run and Final Crisis, BUT.... we just did a "death" of Batman story. And since this is comic books, deaths mean nothing anymore since anyone who "dies" will come back to life. I wish real life worked that way. Batman survived because he's BATMAN (and because we clearly see him and Damian walking down the street). The Joker survived because he's the JOKER. I obviously missed it, but what is Batman talking about when he wants the Joker to forgive Batman? I just thumbed through my Divergence free comic book day comic. Sighed and rolled my eyes. I just hope this upcoming story (or upcoming status quo) is short lived. I'm sure some of you might be thinking, "if you don't like Scott Snyder's Batman, or find it mediocre, why do you keep reading it?". Apparently this is the greatest Batman run in the history of Batman. That's why I continue to read it, even though I don't consider it the greatest, or one of the greatest. Maybe one day I'll finally get it, or see what is so brilliant about Scott Snyder's Batman. Ultimately thinking something is mediocre and not liking something are two different things. I don't hate it, so I continue to read it.