Mike W. Barr and Alan Davis Jason and Bruce are so friggin cute and I love them
Basically in Mike W. Barr’s Detective Comics they pretty much ignored all the DARK AND EDGY junk that was starting to seep into other Batman comics, They had “adult” elements like acknowledging that Bruce had issues and more realistic crimes and serious murderous threats and stuff, but they also had a dash of camp, were way more upbeat than most comics Jason was in and he was a LOT happier in general. Bruce was also a generally good role model.
This was all mostly roughly around the time Jason got his new origin and stopped being a Dick Grayson Clone backstorywise, so it is canon for the modern version of him, it seems (especially since there’s references to his former “life of crime” and issues with Two Face towards the end of this run), and I don’t really think it contradicts too much. Even in the more “zomggrimdarkcomics” of the day Jason had a very strong happy and cute side, his default ISN’T angry, he just happens to be very emotional. And this was all before his FAITH IN THE SYSTEM!!! was broken too.
Anyways, basically Jason’s entire role in these comics was to Be SUPER ADORABLE all the time.
aND Bruce’s role was to be a total nerd dad.
Bruce: WE CAN’T MAKE OUT RIGHT NOW SELINA MY KID IS RIGHT HERE!!!!
Selina: okay you’re weird maybe I’ll date someone else.
Jason in the background: …
But anyway I love this art Jason is so tiny and cute?
SASSY GAY SON
And Bruce Wayne: Actual Good Dad
BRUCE TELLING JASON HE SHOULD BE RESPECTFUL OF WOMEN NO MATTER THEIR PROFESSION AND IT DOESN’T MATTER IF THEY’RE SEX WORKERS? REALLY GREAT? (also yes this was back when he said “chum” a lot, I kind of wish he still did that sometimes)
Bruce sees that Jason is upset about not being able to help so tries to make it clear it’s okay and gives him cake!!! Really cute!!!