I find it strangely amusing how King seems pretty apathetic to Bruce and Damian's bond but, even as far back as his Grayson series, loves sneaking in Dick and Damian's deep relationship. It says something when in Grayson 12 most everyone was pissed finding out Dick faked his death. But Damian instead hugs the crap out of Dick. Can't forget how loving Dick was in Batman 33. Even Percy throws more bones at Dick and Damian interactions and he's terrible at batfamily relationships. Dang Bruce. =(
I mean, I guess we have to remember, the fact of the matter is - King is writing Batman - a Batman-centric title. That’s why all the other batbooks exist, to focus on the other characters. Yes, Robin is essential to Batman, but - in the past for that relationship, we’ve had Batman&Robin. So I’m not saying it should ever be the focus, but especially now that Damian doesn’t have a book to call his own (outside of Super Sons) it would be nice to see him in Batman more often, and with his dad.
Like I said before, I don’t blame King for a lot of this, and I think he’s doing the best he can with what he was given to set it all up with, while still being completely aware of the fact Bruce has multiple children. I mean, still, already, Damian (and the others) have been in more arcs in King’s Batman run than Snyder’s entire 52+ issues of New52 garbage. So I totally give him kudos for that. He’s doing what he can, and making it natural. Not throwing in characters where they don’t need to be, but making it organic. He still wants to write his stories - not just throw stuff in there for fan service, like other writers do/like he and Seeley did in Grayson. And I respect that.
And I just appreciate the consistency of Dick and Damian’s relationship across the books to be honest. And that it’s not just enclosed to Nightwing, where it’s all nice, and garbage in all the other books. I like that he and Dick are close in Nightwing, and close in Batman and even a little close in Teen Titans (Though it was written pretty poorly.)
Frankly the only one who’s ever gotten the Bruce and Damian relationship is Tomasi. And we can still see all his great batdad stuff in Superman, haha. Don’t forget he left Damian safe with the most powerful family on Earth while he went and investigated alone. And he was going to fight Clark AND Jon with a Kryptonite batarang when Clark even thought about using heat vision on Robin. So don’t worry, it still exists. Just in the hands of better writers haha.