Detective Comics #802
There's a lot good in this issue - Marlene Welles and her paina nd love for her kids, Penguin's little raven cage o'love (I'm guessing those women were well-paid), Batman angsting along.
But. What was Dick doing there? Why was he in a Tim suit? And why were they calling him "Tim?" Dick's the wisecracker. Dick would play in the Batcave by balancing and jumping - it was his home, and that's how he grew up playing.
Tim...doesn't play. Tim has never been a kid, unlike Dick. And he's not the born and raised acrobat Dick was. And when going into a fire, he wouldn't see himself as anything but himself doing a job. I don't think Tim's the adrenaline junkie Dick is - he does what he does because someone has to. Nor would he give such a report.
Neither would Dick. I don't think even Stephanie would. I don't know Jason well enough.
Still, that could have been Dick soon after becoming Robin. Maybe. It wasn't Tim ever.
Art was pretty.
The Flash #217
More fall-out from Identity Crisis. Linda is back, and happy to be married to this Wally. Cute moment - Wally happy to be "Mr. Park." So much for medical school.
And, yeah. There is a difference between Batman's psychokillers and Flash's Rogues. Just like Wally is as sane as anyone could be who's been a superhero since was a kid and Bruce is. Not. On the other hand, no one's been messing with the Gotham crowd's heads. Um. Okay, but not to make them turn good.
I'm finding this compelling.
Justice League Elite #7
I'm not enjoying this one. I don't like the Elite - I like The Authority and we don't need another - and the only League members who are in character are Ollie and Booker. I do like Booker.
Ollie being in character means he's sleeping with a married woman. A married woman millenia out of her own time whose husband is ignoring her, but still. And this soap opera is the most interesting plotline of the book. I'm giving it one more chance.
I'll ramble about my new comics boyfriend in another post at some other time, but my comic book guy joked that the world was coming to an end when I bought two Daredevil trades.