She didn’t say it was a positive RSVP. Do Batman’s polite refusals look an awful lot like Bruce Wayne’s gracious acceptances to you? Alfred must be moonlighting.
For your party-planning reference:
Eskimo’s Three Favorite People (present moment):
1. Calico Jack Rackham
2. Captain Scott
Lance’s Three Favorite People (in this order):
FYI, I’m trying to stick to the Tuesday/Thursday schedule these days, but a special bonus comic (the cover of this storyline) will occur on Sunday. See you then!
JERIA: I’m taking Robbie and her little pals to a special dinner when I get back… You don’t have to make a big to-do.
ESKIMO: Everyc child deserves a great seventh birthday party!
CUT TO: Child Eskimo wearing a conical hat on a makeshift sailing raft
JERIA: Don’t go nuts. I have a lot of breakables in my house, and I don’t need a lot of kids tramping around.
JERIA: I mean, I love my child and prefer not to spoil her.
ESKIMO: Fear not. My guest list is comprised of Robbie’s three favorite people.
JERIA: Batman, Dora the Explorer, and Lance?
ESKIMO: I have one RSVP already!
RSVP: “Batman regrets that he is currently unable to accept invitations of a social nature.”