Friday, August 26, 2011

Seriously how young do they have to make everyone?

Kyle Higgins was good enough to answer questions last night about the new Nightwing series. Apparently Dick is now 21, which means Roy would be too. (Lian would have been two or three.) Yeah, this kinda of annoys me. There was supposed to be an age gap between Dick and the younger bats. He was 19 when Bruce got Jason, who was 12. Jason is around a year and a half to two years older than Tim. Now Dicks' three years older than him? How does that work? Did Bruce decide that Dick was too old at 15? Was Jason only a Robin for a year? Same thing with Babs, the reason it was cool that they were older was because they were old enough to mentor the kids that took up their legacies. It's hard for me to think of either as real mentors when they only had a couple more years of experience than the other bat kids.

Higgins also says we'll see more of Babs, which I hope will calm people out for Lobdells' blood simply because he said Kory isn't too happy with Dick at the moment. Which was actually a plot point before the relaunch so he's not just coming up with it from thin air.


  1. I know you're not a fan of the idea, but it's this sort of thing that makes me wish DC had just drawn a line under the old DCU and started from scratch. If nothing in the old DCU had happened, you, me and countless others wouldn't be scratching our heads trying to makes things fit with what we know... which might turn out to be wrong, anyway.

    A soft reboot is just going to cause more problems.

  2. I just don't think it would work for a lot of fans if their favorites got thrown out for the old guard. (I know I won't be interested in purely Silver Age characters and stories.) Bat fans would be furious over Jason, Tim, Damian, Cass, Steph and Kate being thrown out and Dick being stripped of his Nightwing status. Same deal with other legacies. Something sort of like Crisis...that might have worked.

    I would have been fine with Dicks' generation being 23 or 25. Their not too close to their teens and it's a good enough gap to have enough experience to mentor others. 21 is like saying "we're just legal enough to drink!"

    Guess we'll see. I can grudging accept somethings if this is a soft reboot but I'd like them to make sense.

  3. I have waffled on the idea of a complete reboot. I don't like the idea, but it may have made more sense than what is going on right now. Granted I never claimed to be that bright of a man. I just hope it all works out without me scratching my head too much.

  4. Yeah I could shrug at a lot of things but they have to have it make sense.