Mar. 18th, 2009
Let's respect his wishes on this.
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ETA2: apparently IJ treats open id as anon commenting. *sighsighsigh* Anon commenting is on but screened, because I can't mod the comments closely tonight.
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HERE IS A SECRET. The first Robin comic I ever got was #102. That's how I was introduced to Steph. That's where I first thought "Hey, she's cool".
Then I of course, proceeded to collect Robin comics like a madperson and became obsessed with Steph, but you probably guessed that.
So I have an affection for Lewis's run. His plots may have been....really out there, especially for a Robin comic, which should be more focused on street level Gotham-y crime, but I absolutely adore his characterization. Focusing on Steph, he wrote her as a smart, strong young woman. He wrote a Steph who had matured and learned from her experiences, without sacrificing the spunk and spark that made her so endearing. He had her develop and grow. And as for Tim and Steph's relationship, he dispensed with Dixon's method of creating conflict by having one or both of them act like jerks. He wrote a (relatively) healthy relationship between two kids who obviously really cared about each other, and had the conflict come in and organic and natural way, maintaining the interest without making the characters look like asses.
So, complain to me about the sci-fi plots all ya want, but it's his adorably geeky Tim and smart, spunky Steph that win me over.
Now, onto his first arc (the first few pages are actually Dixon, he and Lewis split writing duties on Robin 100) which is 100-105.
As one of the manga's chapter quotes remarks, an alien presence can be disturbing just in itself, regardless of whether or not it is actually hostile. That goes double when the presence in question is staring at you with its creepy, creepy eyes.
(WARNING: Possibly NSFW due to nudity)
(Note that things with freaky eyeballs are so common in Fuan no Tane that this is actually going to be a two-part post!)
ETA: I am so sorry about that. The size should be much better, but still (hopefully) readable. My double apologizes to people on the feed. I have no clue how others are able to get their lj-cut to transfer to the feed.
( Well they do say there are no new stories... )
I approached with caution, maybe even distaste. I saw another Tiny Titans. I always check out DC's kids line for my local library, so I had to at least look. As I flipped thru my eyes grew wide...Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade is Adorable and Deep!
This really is a all ages comic. If you have ever liked Supergirl, check it out.