In my opinion, this character needs to evolve. Batman’s wards have grown and evolved (Robin into Nightwing) yet Bats has remained roughly the same. I agree that he has his fair share of great stories which have ’shaken the apple cart’, but the status quo of the character has remained roughly the same. I would like to see the character age a little and move him more towards the character he is/will be/may become in ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ or ‘Kingdom Come’, hell even ‘Batman Beyond.
I wanna see Bruce/Bats as a more grizzled man moving into his middle age, as opposed to being an eternally youthful 20-30 something. I mean, the guy has suffered a broken back and yet he is still leaping around with Batgirl, who is many years his junior, with ease!
I would like to hear what others think about this! Is it just me that thinks this way?