Re: I think Bane and Scandal are great!
I never thought of it that way before, but yes, that family dynamic, when you've got a team that's close, knows each other really well and cares about each other, and their interaction and the way they react to outside forces reflects that, it makes for very satisfying reading.
For instance, as much as I love Batman, I can grow weary of stories that are entirely about him alone facing off against a villain. For me, it's so much more entertaining (and perhaps realistic) to see him interacting with friends and family as well (and see them interacting with each other too) in addition to the villains. Which is why I wish there was a series like Gotham Knights again...but maybe Batman and Robin will be a start.