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#1 Posted by konkrypton (4 posts) - - Show Bio

@konkrypton said:

@2cool4fun said:

Tim Drake, the only robin who had his own comic before graduating into a different name, not to mention that he even had a longer run then nightwing

Um, no. Dick Grayson's run was 1940 to 1983 (until he quit being Robin to become Nightwing), while Tim's was 1989 - 2009, only 20 years, less than half the years that Dick was Batman's sidekick.

I hate to nitpick, but as an older reader who is a fan of Grayson both as Robin and as Nightwing, it annoys me that DC insists on minimizing Dick's time in the role. Now, with the new 52 reboot, even Tim was said to never be "Robin," but was, instead, always "Red Robin," at least according to Lobdell. The Batman books have referenced Tim as Robin, however, so there is some disagreement in the current continuity.

My 2¢.

Really? Dick Grayson had his OWN SERIES called Robin? I'm not talking how long he was a sidekick, I'm saying he is a sidekick that had the longest series for him self, not to mention that he didn't graduate from robin before that, and the comic ran for 185 issues.

@dernman said:

@2cool4fun said:

Bart Allen the only other sidekick to have a run of over 100 issues before even graduating from his original name ( Impulse )

I still say he should have kept that name instead of going to Kid Flash. Not only is Impulse a better name but Kid Flash is something you graduate from not to.

True, plus who wants to be called Kid Flash, DC writers them selves make fun of that name.

Sorry, thought you mean Tim had been Robin longer (which I've heard some say). Not taking anything away from Tim, he was a great Robin, too, who's also gotten screwed under the new reboot.

#2 Posted by konkrypton (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake, the only robin who had his own comic before graduating into a different name, not to mention that he even had a longer run then nightwing

Um, no. Dick Grayson's run was 1940 to 1983 (until he quit being Robin to become Nightwing), while Tim's was 1989 - 2009, only 20 years, less than half the years that Dick was Batman's sidekick.

I hate to nitpick, but as an older reader who is a fan of Grayson both as Robin and as Nightwing, it annoys me that DC insists on minimizing Dick's time in the role. Now, with the new 52 reboot, even Tim was said to never be "Robin," but was, instead, always "Red Robin," at least according to Lobdell. The Batman books have referenced Tim as Robin, however, so there is some disagreement in the current continuity.

My 2¢.

#3 Posted by konkrypton (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Like some of the commenters here, I liked the SMLL romance. It has been part of the SM mythos from the beginning. That being said, I have no objection with the writers exploring the SMWW dynamic. After all, part of the reason you do a reboot is the characters have gotten stale and you need to shake things up. If it means that it takes a while for the SMLL thing to re-emerge, that's OK by me. But when it does, I hope that it's not "damsel in distress" theater all over again. I'd like her to fall for Clark, just as himself, then find out he's SM. And maybe even have a problem with the SM thing, lots of adjustments need to be made perhaps.

Anyway, I'm glad the writers are mixing things up a bit, so we can see the limits of the characters in the new timeline. These stories don't wreck the characters, they help define them, IMO.