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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: DC's new generation back in the day
Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 at 03:59:39 pm EDT (Viewed 194 times)
Reply Subj: Re: DC's new generation back in the day
Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 at 08:43:46 am EDT (Viewed 214 times)

    I like Tim more. I thought he was just a really well thought out character (before the new 52). Probably one of the best comic book characters ever IMO.

    Sometimes I would be reading Nightwing and wonder what the point of that book was. With Tim it seemed like the writers took time to show how him and Batman are not alike in many ways and worse you would see he does share some of his worst habits (being manipulative) in a way I don't think Nightwing ever could connect with Bruce on. Tim seemed like the guy who had the potential to be better than Batman but who really never wanted to be.

It's amazing to me how much of an impact Grant Morrison had on 21st century comics. In this case, we have Tim, who would be Robin to this day if not for Grant Morrison, who invented Damian. So of course DC needed to make Tim diminish and then disappear. Because that's the kind of binary thinking DC engages in. Yes/no, in/out, only two choices, never a third. (I guess, to be fair, we had Tim as "Red Robin" for a while, which was sort of a third choice, I guess.)

Oddly it just occurred to me that Tim Drake could become the new Mister Terrific. He seems to be smart enough. (The only thing I like about this weird thought is that it gets Tim out of Batman's shadow.)

    I've always hated Batman with a Robin. But I liked Tim enough to overlook it. I probably enjoyed his solo series more than his missions in Batman's titles.

It would really be interesting to see Tim being his own kind of hero, separate from Batman.

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