I get it. I don’t make complete some sense. I’m okay with someone who is otherwise human except for a singular unrealistic skill or powerful from technology/magic because I can suspend that. Bruce, on the other hand, has become difficult for me to process lately. Or not process. Whatever it is that I do that makes me able to enjoy these kind of things is thrown off by “metahuman that never sleeps and has all the time in the world” version of Batman.
I can read certain things without the “wait a minute” going off. Others I can’t. I’m finding it applies to certain areas while it doesn’t to others. That’s just me I guess.
To give you an idea of how that usually goes, theses are a few of the characters that trigger the “wait a minute” the least for me. Maybe that will help to understand where I’m coming from.
Hawkman (Nth Metal? Okay.), Green Lantern Corp (magic space ring? Alright), Adam Strange, The Question, Warlord, Ted Kord, Katana, Hourman (super strong pill that metabolizes in exactly 60 minutes? ), Wesley Dodds,
Mister Terrific (dude has a dozen PhDs. Okie dokie!), Jack Knight, Steel, Green Arrow, Madame Xanadu. I can even handle Alec Holland and teams like Doom Patrol. Nothing ever goes off in my head.
I just want to take him back to Detective Comics 577 (my first issue). That’s Batman for me. That’s the way the character works in my head that reduces the need for suspension of disbelief. Back then I was barely aware he was a product of speculative fiction. I still go back and read the stuff by Mike W. Barr and Alan Grant when the new metahuman Batman fights Darkseid get me down.
Comics are very subjective things. I don’t like modern Batman. He spends too much time with “gods” doing things he wasn’t able to do when I grew up with him. He’s my favorite hero at the end of the day and I just over the past 15 years or so. I’d love to be able to pick up Bat Titles and not worry about super powered stuff. It was the original appeal of the character when I was a kid and became burned out on Superman.
The Bat Family is too big and Bruce is written in a way that makes him out of touch with his humanity. A kid doesn’t fix that.