All of this Villains Month, allocation hoopla garbage has driven the speculators into a frenzy over this book, and for what I seriously suspect will be for no good reason once the press over this dies down.
So, you either got your copy and have preserved it as a future investment, you've already flipped it, or you're one of those rare people who got it to actually read. Maybe though, you're one of the people who didn't get one, or you are thinking about picking up the standard non-lenticular cover for regular price because you actually just want to read it.
Well, let me tell you this. As much as I adored Ann Nocenti as a kid, one thing I have learned from her time at DC since the launch of the New 52 is that it doesn't matter if she's writing Green Arrow, Catwoman or this, she is just awful now.
This issue further solidifies for me that Nocenti used up all of her good stories two decades ago, and has less than zero left in the tank at this point. I desperately wanted to stop reading this issue multiple times, but figured that I might as well invest another few minutes so that I could give an honest review. I mean, what if I had quit early, and then it got good? Or what if I wrote a review on only a portion of the material? That wouldn't be very fair to the artists and writers who worked so hard (presumably) on this book.
Well, I finished it, and it was horrible, and that's about all I have to say about it really. Lots of speculator dollars swarming around this book, bringing lots of inflated demand, and for what? A really bad story, introducing an uninspired new rogue into Batman lore, setting up yet another villain to rule the 'underground world' of yet another large comic book city. Yawn. This was really bad.