Bonus, who knew there was a Deadshot story in here! it's mostly been the Penguin, and this new threat, Zeiss, with the upgrades and the goggles. I actually remember the 2-part Deadshot tale, but I remember the pictures, not the words. I think I had flipped through these comics when I saw Deadshot on the covers, but he didn't appear to be in the story much, so I passed. Suicide Squad had had quite a successful run, but been canceled, and that's where the character had become much more popular, and got a lot of "air-time". a Batman tale, with Floyd back on the streets taking contracts and coming into conflict with the Dark Knight, was not, at that time, enough for people like me, who had been spoiled.
now that I've read the 2-parter, it was actually quite good. most of the Deadshot appearances that came up in that period between successful Suicide Squad series treated the character as if he mattered, and yet they didn't turn him into a "good guy", just because he had sort of become someone to cheer for on the Squad. here, he pretty much outsmarts Batman and fulfills his contract, while even Batman acknowledges to himself that he is facing a better opponent, who seems to have learned a lot. anyway, I would have liked more panels with Deadshot actually in them--but, overall, that wouldn't have helped this particular story, and it was an unexpected surprise to suddenly turn a page and find a Deadshot story that was fun, and which I had ignored years ago.