The Long Halloween gets a lot of praise that I'm not sure it earns, in my view. The art is great, and when it rips off the opening of the Godfather, it's great. But it does feel like Batman is a pretty ineffective detective with the case going on for a full year. I do like the book, but I just don't love it like a lot of folks do.
Does anyone remember that one panel where the nephew steps out onto the deck of the boat and he gets a thought bubble? I think it's the only panel in the whole thing with a thought bubble, which seems a little strange to me.