Finally! After months of backing, filling and pointless angst (and we still never really saw Batman killed outright), Batman’s inner circle is doing something about his death.
This arc is not being published in the proper order. If you read Batman first and then B&R and Red Robin you will be all right. Some spoilers after the jump!
Since Batman is/was pretty famous for his planning skills, it is obvious that he should have preplanned for his own demise. So all of the dodging and feeble editorial misdirection cannot really distract us from the fact that the original Robin, Dick Grayson, is going to take up the cape and cowl. The current Robin, Tim Drake, assumed he was going to continue in the Robin gig, but the Bat family (and it is a family) is also saddled with the problem of Bruce Wayne’s son Damian (engendered in stupendously silly circumstances that I am not going to recap here but that were worthy of the most lurid romance novel). The simplest way to take charge of this horrifically spoilt loose cannon kid is to let him be Robin. Tim Drake renames himself Red Robin and develops the (probably correct) idea that Bruce Wayne is not really dead, and Tim is going to find him (and thus utterly restore the status quo).
Now this is well done. Everybody is stressed and full of misery and uncertainty, shoved into new and not entirely welcome roles. Endless adventures are now set up for as long as DC wants to drag it out. Prudently they have started off the new Batman and Robin team with quite a fresh set of villains, rather than going back to the overused Rogues Gallery of old. When interest flags, or when the next Batman movie is in post-production and has a solid release date, they can gear up the search for the real Batman. Everybody happy!
Now that it has finally got going, this is the place to jump on at last. With luck it will be a wild and thrilling ride before the roller coaster stops.