Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
He was loved.

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little kon-el

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emerickman 
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Subj: How do you have zero tolerance for a 10 year old?
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 07:30:25 pm EDT (Viewed 5 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Batman & Robin 8...
Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 11:07:01 pm EDT (Viewed 315 times)

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Boy, wonder where this is going...

This was either disgusting or disturbing handling of Batman's aftermath reaction. Haven't decided yet. It depends whether/how Bruce rationalizes and/or justifies the outrageous hypocrisy of giving a mere 'pep talk' to his son, for killing a criminal, instead of a trial. And it depends if this balancing of justice happens NEXT ISSUE or not. It better. Bruce's decision may just be attempt at a shocking start to a character-defining, dark (night) secret - similar to the one where Superman killed those Phantom Zoners in Byrne's post-COIE revamp; but if that's the case (or not), the not-so-tough love Damian got here was a disappointing read because of that 'double standard' you note.

Seriously, you guys want Bruce to what? Lock his 10 year old son up? Send him to Arkham? This is different than Jason Todd killing a crack-head abuser diplomat son who flaunted the law. Robin killed a man who vowed to kill his father. Robin didn't have to kill him, but he did because he was afraid someone was going to take his father away from him. That's gotta touch a cord with Bruce.

Unlike the rest of the Robins, Damien's only father is Bruce. If he were to go away now, Damien has no one else.

This doesn't condone what Robin has done. He did kill others in the past in brutal ways. But this is different than before. This is done out of fear of losing someone, not out of a feeling of superiority.

I don't know. It made sense to me in how Bruce Handled it...with a compassion and understanding that he didn't have before.

- l.k.


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