in my opinion, the last great Batman comic run was the first volume of the Batman Adventures, based on the animated show, back in the early to mid 90s. in the regular comics, Batman peaked with Alan Grant. I hate the whole armoured-up raspy unshaven bovver-booted unbeatable Bat Thug in a tank thing. hate it. also, would it kill them to let him smile, every now & then? Batman used to smile. sometimes. Doom Patrol, though? oh, yes.