I don’t remember exactly when Ted had a heart attack, but he definitely had some heart problems (and carpal tunnel!) during those early Dixon-written Birds of Prey issues, and hadn’t been suiting up as Blue Beetle until that #25. I know Dixon’s eventual plan was to team Tim Drake up with Ted and have them hit it off, and Tim would eventually tire of Batman’s harshness and paranoia and become the third Blue Beetle (with an emphasis on high-tech gadgets) under Ted’s tutelage. That never happened because Dixon went to CrossGen Comics, though.
That’s from over at the SA boards, and it’s the most marvelous suggestion there’s been for a Robin character in - ever. Just ages and ages.
As long as I’m posting Wally burning Bats…
Wally always landed the best burns on Batman.
Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy by Steve Rude
Sexy, sexualized, and still quite awesome. Gwen needs to wash some blush off though. Or is it whiskerburn :o