To follow up on my partner's analysis on the state of the Dark Knight, let us examine some evidence from Grant Morrison's run, and the possible ramifications:
Look at this panel. We get Batman going into a discussion with himself about the possible King of Crime. Notice the color patterns as we go through the panels.
This is the big one. Lets look at the last scene. Notice the purple jacket and the dumpster.
This is in the first scene of Grant Morrison's run in Batman 655.
The same goddamn jacket is in the dumpster, 20 issues from now. This is just too much for me. I personally think that it is definetly the Joker who is going to arise as the top heel in all of DC, in a King of Crime gimmick of sorts. We will just have to see, but the Cave has a lot of faith in Morrison.