Well, that was dirty. I was expecting it, every blogger and his mother has been talking about the most offensive things in this issue. (In case you missed them, Joker talks about his pubs, "presents" to a villain, Mr. Zsasz only has one place left to cut - and yes, it's where you think.) So that's the stuff that was stupid and inappropriate. The good stuff was using Maxie Zeus in kind of a new way, Deadshot being shown as a neat, conflicted assassin (who plans ahead!) and Batman as a little more vindictive as normal. Bats' brutal takedown of Zsasz was pretty satisfying and a great way to introduce him into the comic. So it's about what you expect from a Kevin Smith comic.
This Walt Flanagan guy on art, who I understand is a friend of Kevin Smith's, is pretty good. He's a little on the exaggerated side, but I especially liked his hunched Zsasz and the weirdly deformed flunkies Joker uses to terrorize a private school. His handling of the leads is average, but those little spots with more freedom are interesting. Overall, the weird story stuff lowers the grade. I don't think some of that material is appropriate for Batman, and Joker's actions come close to ruining the character.