The first issue kicked things off with a bang and this issue continues the trend, as Batman mobilizes his allies in the wake of a major disaster in Gotham City. A disaster which Jim Gordon seems to have caused but nobody in the Bat Family or the GCPD can honestly believe he is responsible for. There's a lot of good character moments throughout the book and we know what villain is responsible for Gordon's fall by the issue's end. I won't spoil it here but it was an honest surprise and a true indication of how things have changed for Gotham City in the New 52 universe.
The artwork is uniformly excellent. Jason Fabok's matches Bryan Hitch for the ability to fit amazing amounts of detail into a panel but I think Fabok's line-work is neater and more precise. The inks are surprisingly sparse for a Batman comic and colorist Brad Anderson highlights the artwork with multiple shades of black and grey.