Dick Grayson’s always been one of my favorite Robins, when he graduated from the green shorts and became Nightwing.
I decided to draw him in his first costume because it’s
terrible and I love it.
From The Batman Strikes #35 (September 2007)
Poor Dick, embarrassed by his dad/guardian.
Robin: Starfire, FLY!
Starfire: I cannot.
Detective Comics #871
the outsiders is this group that batman used to run in the 80s who did off-the-books-sort-of-illegal-but-still-no-killing missions but disbanded years before. after titans broke up roy harper is like DICK LETS BRING THE OUTSIDERS BACK :DD and this is right after the teen titans/titans all just watched donna troy and lilth get murdered so dick is like NO ROY I NEVER WANT TO BE CLOSE TO ANYONE EVER AGAIN TEAMS ARE JUST TOO PERSONAL IM DONE WITH TEAMS but roy talks him into it of course
and like okay so dick is mourning I get that but he’s such an asshole??? and he gets called out on being an asshole multiple times and nothing ever changes??? and there’s no excuse bc its one writer for EVERY issue of the series and he did jack shit for character growth!!! and it’s not like I have a problem with dick being a jerk as caused by the death of his closest friend like I GET where it was coming from but there was never any resolution about dick’s emotional problems for fucking FORTY ISSUES??? literally forty issues of dick being a FUCKHEAD
again, I get he was mourning but sooo much of it was so out of character it physically PAINED ME TO READ IT. like the whole TEAMS SUCK TEAMS SHOULD NOT BE CLOSE I AM THE LEADER AND YOU WILL FOLLOW MY LEAD BLINDLY THIS IS NOT A DEMOCRACY ALSO I WILL NOT THINK MANY OF MY DECISIONS THROUGH. freaking dick grayson who is the poster boy of TEAMS and TEAMWORK who is one of the best leaders in the entire DCU decides to throw that all away to be a FLOP AHOLE
there’s this one part where superman goes to talk to dick bc the outsiders are breaking laws so dick threatens superman with kryptonite to get him to fuck off. I repeat DICK GRAYSON threatened SUPERMAN. and for what??? to prove that dick is an edgy hardass now???? no.
also there’s one part near the end of the series (note, that’s around 40 issues of NO DEVELOPMENT AT ALL, DICK IS EXACTLY THE SAME PRSN HE WAS AT IN ISSUE 1 EXCEPT YOU THINK EVEN LESS OF HIM) where the outsiders team up with this other group and they all get captured on a mission. so while sasha, aka the black queen, and owen, aka boomerang, were getting violently tortured, ESPECIALLY SASHA WHO IS SCREAMING AND BEING MAIMED, dick is captured in cell where he can hear all of this as it’s happening. and then after they’re done torturing sasha and owen, you find out that DICK KNEW HOW TO GET OUT ALL ALONG. BUT HE DID NOTHING. HE SAT IN THAT CELL WHILE THIS WOMAN WHO HE HAS PERSONAL TIES WITH GOT MAIMED LIKE. ?@?@?#$ lijskdfj
I wouldn’t even mind if judd winick had stuck with dick mourning and being sad and feeling alienated and impersonal and angsty for 40 issues BUT THE FACT THAT HE MADE DICK A COMPLETELy INEPT EMBARRASSMENT AS A LEADER IS UNFORGIVABLE. srsly idc how good judd winick’s jason todd is, his outsiders run has made me :| at him for LIFE.
the only good thing about outsiders is that DICK AND ROy ARE ACTUAL BOYFRIENDS and it’s funny at some parts, dialogue wise. just.. no @ dick
all my old followers rn are like ‘omg this chick has a fuck outsiders rant every few months’ lmao oops..
it was a recent change! babs was introduced in the 60s as a college aged young adult while dick was just a teenager with a crush. I believe there was an issue of them kissing once and all the letters sent in about that issue were like “EW GROSS HES A KID” lolol
pre-reboot babs has ALWAYS been older by about 4/5/6ish years yet for some reason some writers forget that and write that dick and babs went to prom together (snyder tsk tsk) or that they were 16 and getting milk shakes at a diner together (nightwing annual #2 tsk tsk) etc. there have always been inaccuracies. then post-reboot they flat out declared that dick is 21 and babs is 21 bc post-reboot decision making sux.
try jla: obsidian age, nightwing: free fall, nightwing: the great leap, new teen titans: judas contract, jla/titans: the technis imperative for godsake stay away from outsiders
um um I’m not sure what kind of skills you want me to rank?? I’m going to go with fighting since your question was fighting
1) CASSANDRA CAIN AW YEAH ALWAYS BETTER THAN UR FAVE
7) all au robins
8) timothy I guess…..
After taking a much needed break from drawing I decided to get back into the swing of things with a quick Nightwing pic.
I love Brett Booths nightwing. And the red has finally grown on me. Te costume is so badass.
batman and his family of birds, bats and heroes
(this was inspired by the japanese scroll, night attack on the sanjo palace, except this isn’t completely about death. and that’s why it reads right to left ahaaa im glad i finally got the chance to draw all of them :3) [texture]
this is honestly one of the most beautiful things i have seen on tumblr i need a minute