Great ending and a great letter from Kirkman in # 193(double issue BTW). WD was planned to end at #72 (Bleak). Bottomline there was another volume planned but Skybound thought it would be unfair to buyers of the Compendiums. Still it was a great ending.
Batman by Grant Morrison omnibus volume 2. Currently on my second read. Absolutely amazing how GM dissects the character and explores his mythological and ancestral symbolism. Everybody has "their" Batman - this is mine.
Bruce gets trapped in Darkseid's Omega Sanction - a fake, ever repeating time loop of the past, and has to fight to "remember" his way out and into the present day. You eventually see a "ghost" pirate then cowboy Batman (except it's Bruce Wayne as different people in the Wayne family tree, but he doesn't know that). Like, come on with this. So cool.
I'm not too familiar with the New Gods, but the stories in this book don't really make familiarity a requirement. Everything is pretty well explained and summarized. The art is dynamic and overdone (in a good way), and the fight between Orion and Darskeid is probably one of the best fights I've ever seen in a comic. Extremely cinematic stuff.
The downside though is that there are backup stories which expand on the main plot, but are out of order at the back of the book, so I had to manually go online to find a reading order.
Despite that, this is a great and entertaining series so far.