Welcome to another blog on Dick Grayson. Hurrah. Let's all laugh and cry. <.<
Looking through recent events I have found a couple of things to be not be up to my liking. Now, I realize that it doesn't mean that it should be to my liking, I just like ranting. After all, what would the world be without ranting comic book fans... Well, there would hardly be an industry for sure, because all comic book fans love to complain, and they'll only stop on the day that MTV "plays videos. That was a joke, haha" (Hi 5 if you got that reference).
So, three or four things have been concerning me about Dick Grayson in the new reboot:
- His Age - Dick Grayson is portrayed a young adult in Nightwing #1, well into his twenties. Now I don't have much beef with anyone if they want to make him 20 or 21, I'd like that just fine. I don't really care when it comes down to that. But the man we saw in #1 was definitely strong, with a broad back and shoulder. In the Batman #1 (which was amazing, it blew away my expectations), he is portrayed with a smaller, less broad back and smaller shoulder, as well as just smaller in general. Now, I'm not saying that I don't digg that, but I don't digg that. I mean, the minimum requirement for him has to be at least 18 years old, which I think he is, but he looked a bit too small for it. Though I'm sure that all of these Artistic inconsistencies are just anomalies that have to do with the artistic style.
- His Background - Now, I'd like to get to know some things of the background, what remains and what is changed in the DCnU. I mean, we know that Superheroes have only been around for so long, so I want to know exactly what happened in between that timespan. First of all, what age was he when his parents died? I'd like to know, since in some cases its 9, in other its 13, that latter of which is the better and the most likely option. Furthermore, how long was he as Robin, how long before he became Nightwing? How long before He became Batman? How long was Bruce dead?
- Armor - Is it me, or is Dick the only one in the Bat-Family without armor? I mean, Bruce has all of this technology and stuff and I don't mean to say that I want Dick with a massive Bulky armor, because its not really his thing and everyone knows that. But if Batman needs mini-missiles and has all of this gadgetry, Dick needs some of it too, even if its as simple as something remeniscient of Daredevil's Billy Clubs. I'm not asking for something comlicated, but I want something to really define him from the rest of the Bat-Family. I don't mean personality wise though... I mean, power wise. This wasn't a problem before because every Bat member was around the same, but now Batman has armor and missiles and Red Robin has wings, so I want to see this :P
- Standing - After the book of Batman #1, we all have had at an interesting revelation. I'm not going to spoil what it is, even though in normal cases I would, I think that the book was just too good to pass it up and I think that it needs more people reading it (lol). However I'll say that I'd like to know how Dick stands with other people. Its obvious from Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 that he doesn't have the best relationship with Starfire anymore and I'm not expecting him and Jason to start a bromance because the author felt it mixed. Though I'm interested in how he and Roy are going to be... I also want to know how he is going to end up with Batgirl, though we know they'll be having a crossover soon, which I'm mega pumped for! Furthermore, I'd like to see Wally West show up and see how both of these two mofoes are doing together... Furthermore, I want to know if he has any relationship with Superman whatsoever and even though I was EXTREMELY against it in the pre- Revamp era, I haven't taken my stance on a Nightwing x Supergirl relationship just yet. I think it has quite a lot of potential, since Supergirl hates humans and what not and Nightwing is possibly the best example of ol'Flesh and Blood in the New 52.
These question just breed more question. LOL. I'm liking the Revamp on the Bat-Side so far though...