What a mess.
I told people that if they liked the Batman (and Green Lantern) comics before New 52, they would still like them but man, what a mess they've become.
Batman's son DIES but everyone is mad at him so they won't talk to him or work with him or even have moved out of town (Nightwing).
The editors really messed this up as far as I can tell and I feel bad for the writers who have been trying to make sense of it. Pulling stunts like the Carrie Kelley thing (which was lame) doesn't cover up what a disaster this is and the Red Robin/Frankenstein issue was also ridiculous.
Yes, I can buy someone going off the deep-end and wanting to do anything possible to bring back their child but Batman basically torturing someone to get the information he needs I don't buy... he had Frank on a table sliced up... are you telling me he doesn't feel pain?
Also, first Jason's face isn't destroyed, then in a single line where he says it "almost" happened, it isn't.
Plus the Joker's Daughter? Terrible.
It's starting to feel like they just have no ideas or plans beyond what comes up spur of the moment and that is pretty much for the whole New 52 in general, not just the Bat comics. I'm finding them more and more of a let down every month with very few exceptions (All-Star Western of all things, maybe Justice League and a couple others).
And beyond a little speech about it, I still find it hard to believe Barbara Gordon is walking around. We were promised it would all be explained in a future issue and it was... in a word balloon or two.
Batman (and his family) are great characters (ditto for much of the New 52 of course) and it is a pretty sad state where things are at now.
I'm sure much of this has been said and I'm not trying to troll. I just read some of the Bat comics from the last few weeks and am greatly disappointed and wanted to express it. YMMV