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Batman and the best of the bat family in two great stories. Art was amazing as well. So many two page panels. Only complaint is that they put in select issues of Night of the Monster Men but it's an incomplete story unless you buy more books.
Probably the best Batman story line from DC's Rebirth. King's Batman and Snyder's All Star Batman are both solid runs and worth reading in their own right but Detective Comics is just in better form so far. I don't want to say too much about the story for fear of spoiling it for anyone but suffice it to say that the artwork and writing are top notch.
This Deluxe Edition covers Volumes 1 and 2 of the trade paperbacks which cost in the neighbourhood of $20 a piece. Since this edition covers Detective Comics 934-949 it also covers part of Night of the Monster Men (941-942) in between Volumes 1 and 2. The story is summarized well enough to read it with no issues; I hear the actual Night of the Monster Men is rather disappointing, so it might be best to just read it here.
Even at the cover price of $45.99 this is a really good way of reading the first two volumes of Detective Comics because you pay roughly the same as both volumes together but you get them in a beautiful hardcover. However, Amazon has this listed at around $38 right now, and I doubt it'll go north of $40, and that gives this the best value over the other collecting options (Back Issues/Trades).
First, it is one of the most beautiful hardcovers among all batman hardcovers so far. It is in my top 10 hardcovers list easily. Second, the story is intense, gripping and full of surprises. Third, and the only reason i did not give this 5 stars, is that the art was not constant. There were considerable variations towards the end half. (I personally do not like the art to vary from issue to issue) All in all, every batman fan will enjoy this thriller with so many characters to explore and the art, at some places, will just take your breath away. Also, just buy it for the damn beautiful hardcover.!