I'm finding that it is difficult to really enjoy Death of the Family due to the fact that Batgirl walks, swings, jumps and enjoys her full hero career again while Jason is also alive and well.
Batgirl walking is a miracle. Jason being alive is impossible. What are the odds of this actually happening to any person in a realistic setting? Death of the Family is supposed to be gritty and real...
These two elements alone completely discredit the Joker's career, for me. They've basically erased his greatest achievements, which really sucks the impact from the story. He seems now less successful than your average Riddler and Mad Hatter types. At least their kills stay dead.
It would be like seeing Batman finally face Joe Chill, but with his father and mother helping him out because they came back from the dead. Do you see how it loses its impact for me? Joe is now discredited.
And I know Jason has been alive for awhile, but to have him live a normal human life with no real consequence of returning from the dead really robs the Joker of his kill in this situation. If we still had the crazy ass suffering Jason Todd with his hair falling out, bent on revenge, it might still work. As it stands, Jason is just too neat and pretty to be seen as any kind of victim. He isn't even as damaged as Bruce, now.
Does this bother any of you guys? I can't help but feel this story would have worked so much better with an Oracle and a crazed barely-returned Jason Todd. I think the choices in the reboot(Batgirl, humanized Jason) have hurt the story.
It makes it seem as if Joker's actions don't matter, because magic or science or something will just undo the damage if you're a friend of Batman. We'll just dunk Tim in a pit or Alfred can have spinal surgery or Nightwing's circus will just recover and not remember the laughing gas attack.
I'm not afraid of what the Joker will do, I'm just dreading the motions of having to wait until some editor resurrects the person he decides to kill this time around.