The Teen Titans Class of ‘88
1st Row: Roy William Harper Jr, Rachel Roth, Richard John Grayson, Donna Hinckley Stacy Troy, Tara Markov.
2nd Row: Joseph William Wilson, Victor Stone, Garfield Mark Logan, Koriand’r, Wallace Rudolph West, Garth Curry.
“For me, [Dick Grayson is] the leader of the next generation,” Johns explained in an exclusive interview with IGN. “In a vacuum where the Justice Leagues are gone, Nightwing was the top guy. Just like when the Outsider wanted to take down the Justice League originally, who’s the hero he wanted to break faith in? Well, that’s Superman. He’s top of the food chain. But with them gone, Nightwing is top of the food chain in my eyes.”
“The Crime Syndicate are going to make an example out of him, but also Nightwing has a very personal story that I’ll be telling with Owlman throughout FOREVER EVIL that connects with Dick Grayson,” he continued to tease.
Even though it may be hurting Dick, I think at least Johns gets his importance and relevance and may probably treat him with the due respect to give him a good, interesting storyline that illustrates Dick’s importance.
That one time Dick Grayson brought both the Teen Titans and the JLA to a complete standstill just by being… Dick Grayson.
Should have been an ass shot.
^Truer words never been said.
He is only flesh and blood against a boy of steel. Eye wonder, will you blame yourself for what happens next?
[Infinite Crisis 6]
Thinking Luthor just killed Nightwing, Batman holds him at gunpoint.
Batman:The early years. I’ve forgotten if… They were good for you, weren’t they?Nightwing:The best.
Teen Titans v3 #006
Look at Dick being the level-headed party in all of this. He’s been a Titan, he leads the Outsiders, he was trained by Batman, and I’m pretty sure he’s part of the JLA at this point.
Dick Grayson is the mediator of the hero world.
I just like the fact that Bruce goes to Dick here because he needs somebody who’s nice
TITANS TOGETHER! Re-reading @geoffjohns great #TeenTitans work! So good!
- The current Batman timeline now goes back 10 years, with Batman “going public” in his fifth year. So Dick has been in commission for about 7 years now if we assume Batman: Year Three still exists.
- Higgins joked that he wasn’t very excited about writing Nightwing before honestly admitting that the character is his all time favorite for the second time.
- Higgins: “Dick Grayson is at a point right now where he’s had more exposure than he’s ever had…and he’s basically taking back on his own purpose and identity. The thing I always say about the book is that Dick’s an acrobat, so that kinetic energy is something we really want to embrace.”
- Dick Grayson will “play a big role” in Barbara’s life according to Gail Simone. Barbara is also 22—perhaps that means Dick is 22?
- "On Donna Troy and Cassandra Cain, the panelists are silent." This is relevant to this blog because Donna is Dick’s best friend and Cass is Dick’s little sister, okay.
- Scott Lobdell says Starfire is “pretty much the same character we know,” and that her romantic past with Dick Grayson still happened. So we can guess New Teen Titans existed?
- A fan asked why Nightwing wasn’t on a Justice League team while Batman is on two. “I just don’t want Batman and Nightwing in JLA,” Johns said. “Plus, it’s not really fun to have a team player.” And then everyone booed and hissed at him (I assume).
- Scott Snyder: “To me Dick Grayson is a character who is more optimistic than Bruce. What Detective is about is really breaking Dick Grayson down, and showing him how evil and dark of a city it can be. That’s why the first arc is really about showing the ugliness.”
- Grant Morrison, on how he feels about Dick being Nightwing and not being partnered with Damian: “It’s happening and we’re making it work. I always thought they should let that go for 5 or 6 years, cause there’s something about the pairing that just works so well.”
Dick, I want to such terrible and amazing things with you
Dick gives Kate a very special present for her first Christmas as Batwoman. Vote for her for kickass DC woman here.