recommending a some trades featuring Batman, Bane and Catwoman (another neat thing about that Knightfall trade? Each chapter is done by alternating creative teams, which generally doesn't serve a story very well, but in this case it does manage to give a casual reader a nice overview of what the Batman books looked like during a decade that represented one of the long-lived franchises high points; one can get whiplash going back and forth between the work of Norm Breyfogle and Jim Aparo, but, on the other hand, Norm Breyfogle and Jim Aparo art! And Kelley Jones cover!), and at Robot 6 I have a review of sorts of the first issues of two IDW series based on two very diverse licensed properties, Battle Beasts and The Crow.
You can go read them if you like. Or just click on those links, and give LVW and Robot 6 your page-views, whether you read them or not. I don't really care.
The above image, by the way, is not—I repeat not—a variant cover for Battle Beasts #1, but it totally should have been! (You know, having spent some time looking up images of the original toys, I don't think the character designs of the new comic are quite as awesome as the ones above—look at that fucking rabbit guy, for example—but it's still early; maybe they'll get more awesome and include more of the toy designs in the future).
In the meantime, fingers crossed IDW is working on a heat-sensitive sticker variant cover...!