I agree completely! Red bee was given massive characterization by Robinson. When you think about it its great stuff seeing how little he was actually used.
Good reading to you all.
I must've missed it. The only scene that I recall with the Red Bee by Robinson was in Starman where he was just a whiner in the afterlife. If that was making him cool, no thanks. I prefer seeing him going out as a hero (the reference about being a decent swimmer struck me as an homage to the fact that two of his covers have him in the water).