I just read a preview from Batman: Last Rites.
And it’s actually not that bad. Considering the explosion of “holy shit!” that Batman RIP unleashed, it’s actually decent, from what I’m understanding. It’s set during Final Crisis, which is apparently supposed to take Batman post-Batman RIP and lead into the “Batman and Robin will NEVER DIE!” scene from the very beginning of Batman RIP, so it’s like RIP leads right into Batman’s involvement in the Crisis and Last Rites is detailing his specific role in the Crisis.
Hey, don’t blame me for your headache, blame Grant Morrison.