These are in no special order and none of them took the #1 spot because 1 – It’s Batman so they’re all great to me, 2 – I deduct points for every time the story mentions the whole parents loss thing or other repeat elements, 3 – I’m sure some more great ones are on their way or I haven’t read.
Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
This one takes on such a great angle. Batman dies and he’s basically a ghost watching himself and people around him and what they are talking about. It’s pretty trippy.
Big up cousin Viv for the heads up on this one. Fantastic artistry. The illustrator, inker and colourist all brought their A game and I have to say even the story is great all the way, I want to say BUT… but you’ll have to find out and judge for yourself. So many characters make an appearance because there is a new bad guy in town and when you think it’s an existing nemesis… DHEEECHKEEEOOWWW! The script gets flipped.
Lets just say Robin dies. Batman is hellbent in his hellbat suit (bat hellsuit) to rescue and revive his sidekick. Which Robin out of the known 5? You’ll have to find out. You may even see a new black Robin in a Black and Yellow suit. Hmmm black dude … black and yellow? Just stirring. Anyway the main reason I really like this one is the suit. Justice League forged the hellbat suit for Batman so that he can defeat them if anything and it is powered by his life force so you may need to read it to find out if Batman survives. I just got a rush every time I saw the suit. Once sec I need to go see it again.
Bonus: Death in the Family
This one has a good story but I’m mentioning it because the art made the characters look like garbage patch kids. Really weird man!