This is not a good comic. It is as if Tony Daniel has a bunch of ideas and he's trying to blast them all out onto the page as quickly as he can. There's the return of the Falcone family, a sprawling group of mobsters, including a sneak who can give Catwoman a run for her money. The Black Mask gang has taken over some part of Gotham, I'm unclear on the goal or what is going on, but everyone is talking about it. Something is happening at Arkham Asylum, but I'm unclear on what it is. The Riddler is starting to turn bad again, because he was caught in an explosion, ruining a great tweener turn that made the Riddler more interesting than he's been in years. Then there's the return of the Reaper, a great villain from a classic Batman story, but he's lost in the shuffle. Oh, and Huntress shows up too. That is way too many elements in one comic. I can't make any sense of what is happening or really, even figure out what is the focus of the comic.
Maybe I'm not paying close enough attention or I need to re-read each issue three times, but I'm just lost.
Tony Daniel's art is a maddening mix of great looking pin-ups and unclear storytelling. I think as a cover and pin-up artist, he's quite good, but I get lost in combat and the sequential nature of some scenes are unclear. I'm actually a bit surprised this is the core Bat-title.