I was away from the Bat-books for awhile, because Jason Todd's return , or more specifically the nature of his return, repulsed me, and because the crisis du jour kept creeping in, and I'm just not into that. So I pick up Morrison's and Dini's respective relaunches, love 'em, and realize, Gordon's back! It happened during this OYL business, from what I understand, but I don't care HOW. The Bat-books just seems back in business, now, and I'm thrilled. I actually liked the Son of the Demon OGN, too, so seeing the "Son of Batman" is intriguing -- not some out of left field concept as a heretofore unseen childhood friend of Bruce's becoming a supervillain to ruin his life, or Jason back from the dead thanks to a cosmic crossover that has no business affecting the streets of Gotham.
Geez, but I digress.
I was just wondering if fellow fans would care to share some favorite Batman/Gordon moments from past books. I just reviewed LOTDK #50 and enjoyed a moment where Batman wryly asks Gordon's permission to leave, since the Commish is always lamenting about the hero's hasty exits.
Of course, my favorite Bats/Jimbo moment is from NML, when Batman simply explains to his old friend that he leaves in that mysterious manner because he has a hard time saying good-bye. Rucka summed up a commonality from the mythos in a way that is true to the character and that offers more depth than I ever would have suspected.
I have a few others, but I'm curious to see if others share them first. I hope this is a worthwhile topic! Many usually ask where they should start reading Batman; maybe these moments with Gordon will remind us of stories in this vein that we'd otherwise forget.