As a writer and an artist, Wagner has proven in the past that he knows Batman, young and old. This is the former. Strong, confident and determined. But, still new to the game, still finding his role as crime-fighter. Still trying, and succeeding, in being the horrific “creature of the night,” striking terror into the hearts of criminals. The older Batman simply succeeds without trying.
Batman and The Monster Men is recommended for older readers, not youngsters, due to horrific imagery and language. Find it at comics shops, some bookstores and online retailers and auctions.