"For my part, I remember the fury I felt when I was condescended to as a kid, and how much I loathed stuff that talked down to kids.
True "all ages" stuff, to my mind, is material that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults.
"I was never a Frankentein Jr. fan, so this particular issue didn't do much for me. But I will wholeheartedly recommend the series as a whole, and was glad to see a rationale (howevery flimsy) for the kid to join the robot on dangerous…"
"I think it's a bridge too far myself.
And I'm such an old fart that it disturbs me when Batman and Robin aren't getting along. I never liked that, even back when they first split in, what, the late '70s?"
Cap, a slight correction to your "Reprint Wishes" in CBG #1680. It was the Armorines that wore "Iron Man-type armor." The bodies of the H.A.R.D. Corps members were implanted with technology that would allow them to utilize one Harbinger power (such as strength or invulnerability) at a time. H.A.R.D. Corps #4 was my first Valiant book.