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#1 Posted by nmiller1939 (46 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved that story, one of the, if not the, best uses of Captain Marvel in the last few decades.

#2 Posted by nmiller1939 (46 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally, I much preferred Dick as Batman over Bruce, at least in the short term. He was fresh and exciting as Batman; Batman and Robin was the best Batman run in a long time, and I loved the Dick/Damian dynamic.

And people saying that him going back to being Nightwing isn't a demotion? From a character standpoint, you're right, but there is more to it than that. As Batman, Dick had top-of-the-line writers, his own Justice League, two solo titles plus Batman and Robin...he had all this stuff that DC editorial would never give to Nightwing. Hell, you know Mark Waid's hugely successful Daredevil run that's going on right now? He originally wanted to do Nightwing, but DC editorial didn't let him; Mark Waid is too big a name to be put on Nightwing. That's why going back to being Nightwing is a demotion. The role of Nightwing keeps Grayson from getting the top tier talent he deserves as one of the oldest, most well-developed and successful characters in comics.

#3 Posted by nmiller1939 (46 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jnr6Lil: Pretty much exclusively from Aqualad. He was the go-to guy for telling off this season, and people (including Nightwing) congratulated Aqualad on a job well done, but no credit really went to Dick.

#4 Posted by nmiller1939 (46 posts) - - Show Bio

@vernierhawk001: 18 I believe. It's the one that comes out today.

#5 Edited by nmiller1939 (46 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vitacura said:

I loved young justice first season but the second season is very bad.

The bad guys won! Go team!

How did the bad guys win? If by win, you mean they are still causing problems and weren't permanently stopped, then yeah, they won. But, by that logic, almost every comic book villain always wins.

#6 Posted by nmiller1939 (46 posts) - - Show Bio

In the preview for this week's Justice League, they showed the candidates for new membership on the Watchtower, which included Nightwing. He seems to be turning them down (also, tension with he and Bats continues), but the fact that he's considered, and that Bruce apparently endorsed him, shows that he is finally getting some respect in the nu52.

#7 Posted by nmiller1939 (46 posts) - - Show Bio

@jasontodd7: Even then, GLs have taken down Mongul before. Sinestro did it during Blackest Night, Hal did it a little bit before the Sinestro Corps War.

#8 Posted by nmiller1939 (46 posts) - - Show Bio

@lightsout said:

@cattlebattle: There was nothing given to suggest that. Re. BB vs Superboy: Superboy getting jobbed by writers. (We can't use bad logic in YJ at one point to justify something later).

Or, y'know, Blue Beetle is also more powerful than Superboy. Remember, Scarab warriors once challenged the Green Lantern Corps. It stands to reason that they are GL-level powerful, and considering that none of the characters you listed could take on a GL (probably), it stands to reason none of them could take on a Beetle. It's not like Blue Beetle was a lot less powerful than Black, just less aggressive. Only people that should have been able to take him on were the martians, and they have a pretty easily exploited weakness.

Also, when exactly did Ms. Martian "job" to anybody? Only time she lost to Black Beetle was because he density shifted the door as she was phasing through, knocking her out instantly.

Lastly, Black wasn't the unstoppable powerhouse people treat him as. In a confined area, he dominated, but when it was an open space, he did considerably less well. I was just rewatching the episode where Robin, Arsenal, Impulse and Blue fought him today...and once they made it out in the corn field, they kind of tore him apart. They blasted him hard enough to severely damage his armor, if only temporarily, and that was while Green Beetle was doing nothing, due to the flame. And Arsenal & the Runaways also did fairly well against him, when given room to work with.

#9 Posted by nmiller1939 (46 posts) - - Show Bio

@VampireSelektor said:

@nmiller1939 said:

This is a post I made on CBR when people were talking about how terrible Nightwing was as a leader. I feel like it sums up a lot of things:

And Dick's plans ultimately worked. There were complications, of course, but none due to his stupidity. Let's look at the cause and effect of the problems encountered:

Lagoon Boy was abducted? His own fault, ignored orders.

Mount Justice was blown up and more team members were abducted? Kaldur had to get the info on Lagann's location some how, and he only got in because Impulse acted stupidly and didn't contact Dick about their being attacked.

Miss Martian mindrapes Kaldur, hurting the mole plan? M'Gann's fault for being an idiot; Superboy's fault for not telling anyone; Kaldur, Dick, Artemis and Wally's fault for keeping it a secret from senior team members to begin with.

Green Beetle puts Blue on mode? Nightwing had him vetted, but didn't know that M'Gann (apparently the most powerful telepath ever) didn't actually do it.

Team captured on War World? Nobody realized BB had been put on mode

Aside from that, there were no problems. Everything went fairly well, actually. And Dick had the disadvantage of having little League support, and more autonomy. Kaldur got assignments from the League for the most part. Dick had to make his own plans and missions. Kaldur was definitely a better field leader than Dick, but we've never seen him have to deal with the more tactical problems that Dick had.

Ultimately, though, I'm glad he stepped down and is taking a break from the Team. Now that the invasion and mole operations are dealt with, a more classical field leader like Kaldur will excel more so than Dick would. And I don't really know what fallout there is to deal with. Aliens gone? Check. Light taken care of? Not entirely done, but it's been six years and they've been a problem the whole time. Seriously, what major problems does Kaldur have to deal with, other than explaining to the League what happened (though I didn't like how Bruce asked him and not Dick)? All their running operations and threats have been taken care of. The whole team has been through a lot lately, and if Dick feels he can handle it better by taking a break, that seems reasonable; people grieve differently. Some people, like Artemis or myself, dive into work. Some people need to just get away for a while.

This isn't entirely accurate. We barely saw Nightwing play field leader. He was more of a mission coordinator, like Batman. "Depths" says as much. Unless future seasons say otherwise, Nightwing had more responsibility as leader than Kaldur.

No, we didn't see him as a field leader, but the fact that he refrained from it is telling. Maybe he is just as good/better than Kaldur, but the fact that he didn't do it means that I have to assume Kaldur was better.

#10 Posted by nmiller1939 (46 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a post I made on CBR when people were talking about how terrible Nightwing was as a leader. I feel like it sums up a lot of things:

And Dick's plans ultimately worked. There were complications, of course, but none due to his stupidity. Let's look at the cause and effect of the problems encountered:

Lagoon Boy was abducted? His own fault, ignored orders.

Mount Justice was blown up and more team members were abducted? Kaldur had to get the info on Lagann's location some how, and he only got in because Impulse acted stupidly and didn't contact Dick about their being attacked.

Miss Martian mindrapes Kaldur, hurting the mole plan? M'Gann's fault for being an idiot; Superboy's fault for not telling anyone; Kaldur, Dick, Artemis and Wally's fault for keeping it a secret from senior team members to begin with.

Green Beetle puts Blue on mode? Nightwing had him vetted, but didn't know that M'Gann (apparently the most powerful telepath ever) didn't actually do it.

Team captured on War World? Nobody realized BB had been put on mode

Aside from that, there were no problems. Everything went fairly well, actually. And Dick had the disadvantage of having little League support, and more autonomy. Kaldur got assignments from the League for the most part. Dick had to make his own plans and missions. Kaldur was definitely a better field leader than Dick, but we've never seen him have to deal with the more tactical problems that Dick had.

Ultimately, though, I'm glad he stepped down and is taking a break from the Team. Now that the invasion and mole operations are dealt with, a more classical field leader like Kaldur will excel more so than Dick would. And I don't really know what fallout there is to deal with. Aliens gone? Check. Light taken care of? Not entirely done, but it's been six years and they've been a problem the whole time. Seriously, what major problems does Kaldur have to deal with, other than explaining to the League what happened (though I didn't like how Bruce asked him and not Dick)? All their running operations and threats have been taken care of. The whole team has been through a lot lately, and if Dick feels he can handle it better by taking a break, that seems reasonable; people grieve differently. Some people, like Artemis or myself, dive into work. Some people need to just get away for a while.