Re: One more thing...
True. Yes on that somebody thought that was an 'awww' moment. Even thought 'network' would be even more something Cass would warm up to than adoption. IMO.
And then they already forgot, right after BftC that she was even IN 'The Network'. Or possibly during.
Because she was an oh-so-intregal part of The Network *during* BftC.
It's definitely a bone thrown for Cass fans and for Cass. And *still* they eff it up.
Because: Seems like that's what I mostly hear about her since that story, in fact. Since Beechan's? If so, yes. Because it feels like an empty gesture. (I still want it to come true, though. It probably won't, but Dick was Bruce's son way before the actual adoption process happened (and that actual process moment felt empty to me, if I'm remembering correctly. Because the family joining was a done deal years ago, just without the paperwork).
Like in scenes like this where people say "What, is she just sitting upstairs by herself while they're having movie night?"...obviously there simply isn't anyone else living in the house. This whole year is a bit "the Batfamily reacts to the loss of Bruce!" and while Cass is involved in some of the stories she's obviously not written as part of that.
I know. They made Babs leave and abandon her (so like Babs to do that /sarcasm) and they made her *abruptly welcome* (after Dick was all 'can't trust her because that gives this arc conflict, but for no real reason. Also made Dick seem like way younger and less good with people and more naive than he is).
To me it felt like 'underdog has to fight other' with fake reward deal. The whole Beechan series was false.
This whole year is a bit "the Batfamily reacts to the loss of Bruce!" and while Cass is involved in some of the stories she's obviously not written as part of that.
I hope it's only a year. And Tim hasn't (although he will, I hope) done exactly well with the whole 'send him, way angsty' to another book. Nor am I excited about Dick (I'm pretty sure Bruce must be dead even though I didn't see a body and it's not like me to not question things like *Bruce's death* closely and I obviously must make incredibly annoying Damian my Robin) Grayson's decision.
I think... and I could be wrong, but ... I don't think there's a 'whole vision' for the Batfamily. And that makes me sad and also kind of aghast at DC.
My personal opinion is that they are all about separate titles, and have been for a while. How that affects their characterization is... worrisome. Especially when they seem to often want (especially if it's one of the Batpeople--and especially a female Bat, maybe?)to just draw another Batperson into their book for fighting and proving themselves. Although maybe we'll just get... something completely different next time.