I srsly wish Johns hadn’t acknowledged that relationship. The one time his geoffcons would’ve been appropriate.
IKR? He was retconing entire chunks of the myth and he seriously didn’t realise how wrong that shit was? It’s like, argh, you had the perfect chance and you didn’t take it, WHY.
And it pains me, because in the animated movies their mentor/rookie relationship is seriously cute? And developing that to adopted siblings status would have made it a million times cuter? But no, we need skeevy BS in our comics. Rawr.