Why would Batman think about this in the 1st place?that Batman is not the top of the Gotham food chain as he has believed for so long
I just decided to skim the 1st issue and i don't get your point. We have Joker getting shot by the the fake Batman, we have Talia al Ghul re-introduced with Damian's 1st appearence alongside the Ninja Man-Bat army, we got a dilemma of Batman being too consumed by his Batman persona, what is your point exactly? The fake Batman, well yeah there are obviously alot of people inspired by Batman both good and bad, whetever by direct cause or outer the characters range from Catwoman, Joker, Bane, Scott Snyder's Harper Row and so on. If Gotham would be the same dirty hellhole it was before Batman, then it just means Batman is a total failure, Gotham can be a dangerous place still, but you need to have Batman show something value or else whats the point?Batman is so omnipotent and omnipresent that his influence transcends Gotham (see the first issue of Batman and Son)
Doesn't this apply to Justice League, Justice Society of America, Justice League of America, Justice League International and the Outsiders? Batman Incorporated is Grant Morrison's update on the Club of Heroes and basically just Batman creating his own elite army of vigilantes, after finally realizing & learning how much asistance he had as being Batman, he will assist into making vigilantes into Batmen.transcends borders (see Batman Incorporated)
Sci-fi has always been an element in comic books and you will find Batman in space alongside other stories from Justice League comics to Superman|Batman comics to the Brave & the Bold and so forward. Batman is so rich and cultural character that you can mold him and re-create him for any story purpose and it can work out. I mean, Scott Snyder's Swamp Thing shows a post-apocalyptic Gotham where Batgirl can turn into a Woman-Bat and Batman has become a super-zombie monster creature. It can work out easily, it's Batman!transcends space and time itself (see The Return of Bruce Wayne or Batman #700)
I mean, i get what you mean we got this Batman who isn't the top dog, but if thats something you want i would far highly recommend Geoff John's Batman: Earth One for you, buddy! Snyder's tale shows a Batman who has had experience for over 5 years, yet he can't show any trust suddenly to his family friends? The man with so much confidence, suddenly just happens to start freaking out and we call this good writing? It's inconsistant to slow down the protagonist while amping up the bad guys, just to have them fail because the story needs to end.Meanwhile, Snyder's Batman is barely holding it together, his attempts to counter each threat becoming increasingly desperate.