As Darkseid once said, after being told that one of his lieutenants had died - "What? Again?"
I gave up buying Batman comics after the end of the `Knightfall' and `Azrael' storylines, however many years ago that was, as basically, after all the shouting had died down, nothing had changed. I occasionally read a Batman-related graphic novel from my local library if something catches my eye, as with this volume here.
It is an exiting read, with exceptionally good artwork, this time around with Dick Grayson as Batman and Damian "Son of the Bat" Wayne as Robin, Bruce Wayne having died again in the `Final Crisis' storyline - though he may be back by now. Damian thinks he should be the Batman, and makes his views clear to Dick. Damian: "So we're agreed. It's Robin and Batman from now on."
Dick: "That'll catch on."
This volume reprints the first six issues of the `new' Batman & Robin comic - featuring two storylines, `Batman Reborn' and `Revenge of the Red Hood'. Grant Morrison manages to bring in a slew of weird new characters - though in his endnotes, he points out their origins in earlier stories of his, particularly in `Batman 666'.
If you are a Batman fan, then you'll want to read this. If you are just casually browsing, it is still an entertaining comic, and you don't kneed to know the back-story to enjoy it. I read a library copy, but I still buy the Golden Age Archive Editions.