The first official Batman Family crossover of the Rebirth era. I thought this might have come too soon into Rebirth, but it was clearly planned out to happen when it did and didn't feel like it was shoehorned into the schedule at the last minute.
This crossover was set up (almost to the point of overkill) in the first Batman Rebirth trade. Mentions were made to something going on throughout that story, which led right into this. I love that the whole crossover took place throughout a very small period of time which kept the story moving quickly. All the elements that have been laid down so far in Batman, Detective and Nightwing were not ignored and this whole thing felt very organic. You don't always get that in these kinds of crossovers.
Most importantly, though, this story is part of setting up something even bigger. It ended with the death of Tim Drake, Red Robin. This is sure to set into motion a lot of different stories. It's certainly tied into the bigger picture of Rebirth as well. I'm very anxious to see where this goes from here and how it's all going to unfold.
Batman: Night Of The Monster Men
Writer: Steve Orlando, Tom King, Tim Seeley, James Tynion IV
Artist: Riley Rossmo, Roge Antonio, Andy MacDonald