Please tell me you know of jaybabs comics or masterlist or suggestions or something?! I want to read up on them and no one has them. I want to read more about them.
Ok, well I have a couple of suggestions. Mind this, this isn’t like an comprehensive list of their interactions, just stuff that springs to mind from issues I have. The issues and arcs are bolded.
Pre-New 52 most of their interactions have been placed in canon via flashback after jason has died.
Gotham Knights #43 gives them a backstory and history via flashback.
This occurs sometime after Felipe Gonzanas “slipped” to his death. Bruce wants Babs to basically give her review of him because Bruce doesn’t believe Felipe simply fell to his death. So queue the team up.
So basically team up, banter and whatnot. Then this happens…
Babs was all like wtf? But Jason is all “anybody cuts one of us gets cut in return.”
Along comes sunrise…
So when they get back to Batman, she gives her thoughts on Jay..
You can follow this issue up with Gotham Knights #44
Babs is breaking the news to her father Jason died. I’m pretty certain that she didn’t actually tutor him. It was just a cover.
Later in the issue, we see Jason’s funeral through Barbara’s perspective.
Also there was this tidbit in Nightwing Year One…
During Under the Red Hood Jason does reference Barbara while giving reasons the joker should be put down: ”friends [Joker] has crippled”.
That’s pretty much it for pre-New 52. I’m sure there’s more stuff out there but this is all I can think of.
Now for the New 52
You get a sense of their relationship during Red Hood and the Outlaws #9. I think Babs would have acted different during this encounter, but it does sort of run in line with her feelings towards Jason at the beginning of Batman Eternal I think.
Following this came Death of the Family arc. The arc crossovers into the batfamily titles but Batman is where the batfamily come together. They shared a lot of panel time but didn’t interact with each other. Then this happened…
They may not get along a lot of the time, but they reached out to one another.
Then another team up happened in the Superman/Batman Annual #1. It didn’t result in anything new to their relationship, but it did acknowledge both of their pasts with good imagery.
Now for CURRENT EVENTS.
Batman Eternal is giving an actual insight and development into their relationship.
I won’t post anything just in case of spoilers but issues to look out for (at the time this was written)….
- Batman Eternal #11
- Batman Eternal #12
- Batman Eternal #15
- Batman Eternal #18
- Batman Eternal #19
- Batman Eternal #20
- Batman Eternal #25
There’s also currently a team up with the Batfamily in Batman and Robin.
I’m sure I’m missing out on stuff, but this is what I’ve gathered off the top of my head. Hope I could help, Anon.