This issue is emblematic of the schizoid quality of comics these days. Over in the main titles, they have lost Bruce Wayne. Dick Grayson has now taken up the mantle. Fine.
So then why run around with so many stories in which Bruce is still wearing the cape? This mini seems, at this first issue, to actually be quite well done and interesting. Although I am going to compile a list of overdone tropes in comics, and one of them will be Satanism. Another popular title that is stuck in the time warp is the popular Superman/Batman.
However, it would be so much better if DC could contrive to be consistent. Could the failure be due merely to inefficiency? (“We paid Kevin Smith a fortune for this mini script and by heaven we are gonig to use it!”) Or is it a desire to both have the cake and eat it too, so that if Dick Grayson tanks as Batman there will still be titles for Bruce fans? It is in fact great to go back to the classic configuration and see the old Batman again. But we’re never going to be able to make the break unless DC makes it too.