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'Wanted to write this page since I was 9. Hope it inspires a picked-on kid, as the comics of my nerdy youth inspired me. "I'm still here."' -- Tom King

Date: 2017-04-21 04:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] joetuss
I don't understand why he couldn't just have a good relationship with both of his parents? Why does one have to be reduced for the other? It makes no sense.

Date: 2017-04-21 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
Like with a lot of media, A male/male relationship is considered more important than a male/female relationship. the only exception is a male/female romance (because No Homo), but even that can be treated as less important than a male/male friendship.

Date: 2017-04-21 07:50 pm (UTC)
joetuss: Ali (Default)
From: [personal profile] joetuss
Yeah, but here, with the whole Rebirth/New 52 shake up, you have a perfect opportunity to lift both characters up, but you instead choose to make Thomas, a negligent/distant parent. I never liked Martha's previous role of "oh yeah, my mom died in that alley as well" either, and I'm glad to see her built up here, but diminishing Bruce and Thomas relationship seems unnecessary.

Date: 2017-04-22 02:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
I don't think Thomas' was intended to be portrayed as distant or negligent here, just that it was harder for Bruce to articulate how he felt, given how he had a kid's mindset and dadly hero worship and all. Consider how Bruce uses 'formal' to refer to his dad, not any clear negative description.

Also for what it's worth, Zero Year Thomas Wayne was written to be actually kind of a talkable guy. King may take the poor writer continuity rap, but not fatherly defamation. And even if he eats that this is a much gentler blow than most of the projective handling of in-story paternal criticisms out there.


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