In which the most touching scene in comic book history.
Booster: Where did you get these?
Batman: From a camera the Joker had on him the night he shot and paralyzed Barbara Gordon. I’ve held on to them for years. When you showed up, you weren’t wearing the same uniform. You were younger. So I waited— until you grew up.
Batman: What’s going on? What are you doing, Michael?
Booster: I tried to save Barbara Gordon from getting shot. I couldn’t do that. I tried to save Ted too. But instead I tied a big KNOT in time. I couldn’t save anyone I wanted to— because I am a joke.
Batman: A joke? I don’t know what you’re up to, but I can see the pain and punishment you took from the Joker. You were literally tortured. You risked your life for a chance she might walk again.
Booster: I can stop people from changing the past for the worse, but I can’t change it for the better. And I can’t let anyone know. I swear, I had the Royal Flush Gang, but… God, it’s driving me crazy.
Batman: Let the world think you’re crazy if that’s what it takes to be the best you can be, Michael. You proved me wrong. You proved yourself wrong. If you ever need someone to talk to— I might not be Ted Kord, but I’ll listen.
Booster: That’d… That’d be great, Bruce.
Batman: Whatever you’re doing… Keep it up.