What I cannot get past is when the hero worship gets out of hand. Like in the latest issue of Outsiders.
In a story set during 52, we learn that Jefferson Pierce(Black Lightning) has a lot of free time now that Luthor's been impeached to spy on criminal CEOs from rooftops while wearing Brooks Brothers suits. It's less conspicuous. The crock CEO was responsible for his niece's death and Black Lightning decides on some biblical payback, though not intending for his bolt of lightning to kill the overweight, middle age businessman.
Turns out, Deathstroke also has a lot of free time on his hands, and stalks superheroes on his days off, looking for any opportunity to mess with people. So, Slade shoots the CEO at the same time as Black Lightning's lightning, killing the man and making BL think he's responsible. Mind you, Deathstroke is out in a "non-combat, non-engagement" situation, but carries the world's largest sniper rifle around with him, loading with dissolving untraceable-toxin darts, perfect for framing people out for light revenge. BL feels so bad about it, he gets Checkmate to incarcerate him under a assumed identity so he won't get targeted for his hero status.
Anyway, Jason Todd (yes, I know I choose to read Outsiders every month, but you don't think about how off something is until after you get a chance to think about it) tells the Outsiders BL is innocent, so Thunder, Black Lightning's daughter, decides it's time to break her father out. The other Outsiders are reluctant, except for Grace, Thunder's future girlfriend, who goes into this nice speech about all of Black Lightning's heroism and master educational skills.
"Jefferson Pierce has been at this longer than any of us" really stands out as ass-kissing crap when this guy is standing there next to this guy while Grace is tirade-ing. Both of whom having been fighting crime longer than Grace, Metamorpho, Thunder, and Black Lightning combined.
I like Havok, but I wouldn't have Cannonball saying, "Gosh, Alex's the best dang-burned X-Man to walk this 'ere Earth." It's just too much of Winick's own affection of the character put into the story.
Bad Winick. Rein it in, man.