Batman, Vol. 3: Death of the Family

Batman, Vol. 3: Death of the Family - Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion On one hand:

The Joker is super-creepy in this story. Wearing someone's face (even your own) is a horror trope that hasn't stopped being creepy. For the Joker, the plot, the jokes, and the cruelty, five stars.

Also, the parts with the Riddler were my favorite parts of the entire book.

On the other:

I couldn't connect with Batman. This story is about his connections to his villains and to the Batfamily, but despite Batman's insistence to the contrary, it is clear that he doesn't connect with anyone. He says that his Batfamily make him stronger, but I don't see it. He did nothing but brush them off when they had seeming valid concerns because he didn't trust them and they didn't trust him.

I just felt like there wasn't any good 'ol Batmann bad-assery. Just Batman walking through Joker's plot.