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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Query

Dumb question: but can Tim Drake fly now (I mean, in the reboot)? Because that's the only way I will ever be able to rationalize the feathers without laughing my ass off.

Well, let's be honest, I'll laugh anyway, but at least I'd know there was a purpose.

(At least he didn't mimic Dick's disco collars?)

16 Comments:

  • At July 31, 2011 2:11 AM, Blogger Your Obedient Serpent said…

    I ... um ... I ...

    ... actually like the Tim-suit.

    It's the only reboot redesign I DO like.

    Well, except for Static. But somehow, Virgil can make any variation on his core themes work. He's like Batman that way.

     
  • At July 31, 2011 6:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tim needs the feathers for something more important than flying...
    It's so he can be fabulous!

     
  • At July 31, 2011 1:21 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Your Obedient Serpent:

    I won't mock your taste. :-)

    I do think however that unless the feathers have a purpose, the design seems really really out of character for Tim.

    Now, DICK can and has gotten away with much stupider, so if HE were wearing the feathers, it'd be...still pretty funny, but a lot more plausible to me. :-P

     
  • At July 31, 2011 1:41 PM, Blogger Saranga said…

    Fuck I hope not. That means Tim will just be turning into Dick and that is not something I want. I mean, I'm buying the Nightwing book anyway!

     
  • At July 31, 2011 2:00 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    How would flying make him more like Dick?

    Stupid feathers, sure. But I don't remember Dick ever being able to fly with them.

     
  • At July 31, 2011 3:44 PM, Blogger Saranga said…

    Dick used his silly wings to glide with didn't he? Please tell me I haven't just imagined this..

    I assumed when you wrote fly you meant glide. if you didn't, apologies.

     
  • At July 31, 2011 5:59 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    I did mean glide. :-)

    I don't recall Dick with gliding wings on any Nightwing/Robin costume though. He did have feathers, but those were more...showgirl-esque than functional.

    :-) I don't think he used gliding wings enough to claim some sort of identity monopoly on them at least.

     
  • At July 31, 2011 7:36 PM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    I believe B:TAS Nightwing had glider arm wing thingys...

     
  • At July 31, 2011 9:05 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Ahh, well, I guess if you count the animated series, that'd be a deterrent.

    I don't though, so I'm fine with it. :-P

     
  • At July 31, 2011 10:46 PM, Blogger Jeff McGinley said…

    Dick wore his old (Knightfall era) suit to glide during Infinite Crisis, But I don't remember him gliding much when he wore it back then. I liked the disco collar suit...because I have embarrasingly bad taste (and I still thing the "We're number one" suits are ugly)

     
  • At August 01, 2011 2:31 AM, Blogger Saranga said…

    I was talking about the comics, not the animated series. Although now we're discussing it I don't recall Dick gliding with his feather things, except for in Infinite Crisis.
    I think I just associate that awful disco suit with the feather gliders and since it's possibly the worst super hero costume ever and Tim's new one is embarassingly similar, I think this means Tim might be morphing into Dick.
    I'm not sure there's a real rationale behind this, other than that Dick's disco suit was awful, as it Tim's new one, and Tim now has stupid feathers.

     
  • At August 01, 2011 9:29 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Oh I understand where you're coming from. (And yeah, the Infinite Crisis one did glide, but the original version didn't...which is weird. :-P)

    That's why I was hoping the feathers were actually functional though. As I see it, wearing stupid feathers = Dick. Wearing stupid feathers that actually have a point? = not Dick.

    YMMV though. :-P

     
  • At August 01, 2011 10:56 AM, Blogger Saranga said…

    And now I see what you're getting at!

    Oh Mondays and Sundays, so full of confusion.

    Either way, it's still a stupid costume.

     
  • At August 01, 2011 11:30 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    I absolutely agree: It's a stupid costume.

     
  • At August 02, 2011 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Some preview pages have show him flying via the wings and what looks to be a jetpack, so yes.

     
  • At August 04, 2011 3:59 PM, Blogger Saranga said…

    according to this interview Tim's wing allow him to glide and deflect bullets. they can also be rigid or flexible and have built in jet packs.

    http://www.newsarama.com/comics/dcnu-brett-booth-new-teen-titans-costumes-110610.html

    ugh.

    (altho jet packs may be cool)

     

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