I really don't follow you. The whole "Batman is a curse" storyline has been told about as many times as the "Why Gotham Needs Batman" story. Not to mention, your interpretation of King's story as being about "Batman is a curse" is a little simple minded, no offense. My takeaway from King's run so far has been that Batman is confronted with the idea that there's more to living than just to uphold the vow he made the night his parents were killed, that up until that moment with Catwoman, the idea of being Batman and moving past his vow, was impossible. And a large portion of King's run has been about Bruce trying to reconcile that. I should point out here too that I'd rather read this kind of story, good or bad, than yet another "Villian blames Batman for every terrible thing!" story ala Tomasi's rather hackneyed Arkham Knight arc in Detective Comics. I for one am very excited for the Batman/Catwoman book, and since King is writing it in a 12 issue format, a format he excels in far better than long-form storytelling, I expect it to be better than the 20 some-odd issues he had left after 85. Regarding your second point, about the Batman/Catwoman story being done and gone once it's finished...that's comics. Continuity and "long lasting changes" are a moving river. Once it changes, it changes again. Determining quality based on impact is a blind man's quest, because impact in comics NEVER last. With all due respect, your posts over the months indicate to me nothing more than a narrow minded hate read of King's Batman. That's fine, I guess, but it's something I'll never quite understand. Anyways, I doubt Bendis is going to take over Batman but who knows. But based on his Walmart Batman story, which should be hitting comic shops later this year, I wouldn't be opposed to it. He writes a very affable, Bronze Age Batman, and the story so far has been wonderfully entertaining.