I meant to say that DiDio said he was still alive just away for a while in my original post I screwed up. Yeah I feel the same way about Captain America Bucky myself, been enjoying Bucky as Cap so far and now that Steve is back I'm waiting to see how that dynamic changes.
Yeah Morrison's said that his Batman story is a five part epic and yes Batman and Robin is the third part of it. I liked the rumors of Bruce becoming a New God during Final Crisis but alas that didn't happen. The thing is I at least would like to see a mini-series showing what he's doing in the past. I hate the fact that we don't know what he's doing there (other than been transportered by the Omega Sanction).