Re: HONEST Answers Only... Did You Cry? (SPOILERS)
It didn't necessarily make me want to cry but but I was blnking my eyes avoiding the waterworks during Alfred's revelation of Rachel's letter and Bruce's tearful "goodbye Alfred".
Self-contained stories part of a larger story is where its at. Not this writing for the trade nonsense. If you're going to write for the trade, don't release it in individual issues. Just release the trade.