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[personal profile] espanolbot2015-08-09 06:44 pm

Creeptastic Moments in Superheroism: When Steph Became Robin

The 2000s weren't a great time for Batman. True, there were a lot of good stories and creators with a lot of good work at the time, some of which is still influencing work to this day (such as Gotham Central and the Brubaker/Stewart/Cooke Catwoman run), but as for the character himself? ...Well you know how a lot of the bullying behaviour from Silver Age Superman stories can apparently be traced back to one particularly unpleasant editor or something? Same goes for Batman's behaviour in a lot of these stories.

Where the personal taste of the creators throw everyone under the bus )


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[personal profile] icon_uk2015-03-22 09:15 pm

Happy 75th Birthday Dick Grayson!

So Robin is 75 years old this year, having debuted in Detective Comics #38, dated April 1940



That means it would have been on the shelves in Feb/March. According to current continuity, Dick's birthday is "the first day of Spring", which would be 20th March, but he's had a few other dates cited as his DOB over the years, so this seems close enough... ish.

So let's celebrate!

And how better than with a costume party?! )

31 Days of Scans, Day 12: Comic Location You’d Most Like to Visit? (Main Post)

For this question, I had an actual answer ready, because it's been there since I was pretty dang young: Wayne Manor! Though technically I wouldn't want to visit there, I would want to live there. Particularly the Wayne Manor I grew up with, which was bright and kind of cozy despite the opulence as opposed to filled with dark wood and angst and portraits to prove that the Wayne Bloodline is inherently superior (a trait that seems to go hand in hand with having a lot of money).

But even so, there's still movie night and midnight snacks and after school snacks and best of all Alfred. Also if you poke around you're sure to find all sorts of mid-century once-thought-to-be-healthy doo-dads like UV lamps, medicine balls and those boxes where people used to sit with their heads poking out. It's just the place to go when you need to sleep off a hypnotic state, fella.


Hypnotic state

Also everyone there has fantastic pajamas )