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Subj: DC's new generation back in the day
Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 at 06:47:14 am EDT (Viewed 184 times)
Tim Drake (Robin)
Kyle Rayner (Green Lantern)
Linda Danvers (Supergirl)
Cassandra Cain (Batgirl)
So what's your verdict?
Tim or Damian?
Tim or Dick Grayson? (Which would mean retiring the Robin identity, since Dick isn't using it.)
Kyle or Hal?
Kon-El or Jon?
Linda or Kara?
Cassandra or Barbara?
I personally prefer Batman with Robin, because I think the teamwork is part of what makes the victories believable, and because Alfred becomes doubly relevant when he has two people (instead of just one) to worry about, fuss over, and snark at. So for me it's a choice between Tim and Damian. And I have to admit, Damian is cool.
I never really believed in Kyle as a Green Lantern. He just never had the gung-ho attitude I expect in a galactic soldier/cop.
Kon-El wins over Jon a million times over. Oh my God kill Jon right now.
I never gave Linda Danvers a fair chance. Maybe I should have. At the time, because she wasn't Kryptonian, I didn't want her using the "Super" designation. I feel the same way nowadays regarding Superwoman and New Superman. They're not Kryptonian so they should be given different code names. "Super" should mean you're from Krypton.
In the beginning I didn't give Cassandra a fair chance because I was secretly in love with Yvonne Craig. But eventually, when I saw Cassandra outfighting absolutely everybody, I switched over to her team.
How about you?