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Saturday, July 02, 2011


So anyway, in relation to my last post, I've been reading enough recent and older bat comics to notice some interesting patterns.

Remember how, at the end of Infinite Crisis, Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson and Tim Drake go off to do some familial bonding? And that's where the three of them are for the majority of the run of 52?

Right before that, Tim's suffered some pretty substantial personal tragedies, which he's in the process of dealing with. While Dick was finally finished crawling out of his personal abyss.*

After the year long trip with Batman? Tim's off cloning Kon and being mad scientist, while Dick's sanctioning torture and teammate prostitution in Africa.


But then look at them now? Tim's off being Red Robin and while he's been a TAD fixated, he was also right about Bruce not being dead. While Dick is being kind of awesome at Batman.

Cassandra is another example, though less precise. She's apparently been on her own and self-sufficient for like ten years, but then she's spending time with Bruce, she has a deathwish and eventually culminates in leaving/going batshit. Now that she's spent time away from him, she actually seems pretty together again.

I'm just saying. The more time they spend with Batman, the worse they get. Then he dies, and they vastly improve.

Congratulations Bruce, your kids are literally better off when you're dead.

(*Yes, I've heard there was editorial type mixups here, but my interpretation is funnier. :-P)


  • At July 02, 2011 1:15 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    This...does not surprise me in the least. Heck, even Jason seems to be doing better...although "better" is probably a relative term for Jason.

    Maybe in the reboot, that's where Stephanie and Cass are going. Far far away from Bruce, where they can have normal lives, and not be killed off in a foolish and short-sighted crossover or something.


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