It’s that time again, where I tell you what’s really grinding my gears for the week of November 28th, 2018.
Some weeks it’s mostly likes, other weeks it’s dislikes.
So what’s grinding my gears this week?
DC Killing Another Robin?
Anyone else read the news that hints at another Robin might be on the chopping block in Batman Beyond?
The Joker is prepared to deliver his fatal punchline as everything—and the kitchen sink, too—hits the fan for Batman and Robin. Even with Dick Grayson’s help, the Dynamic Duo of tomorrow and Bruce Wayne may not stand a chance. Will The Joker turn Terry’s brother into the new Jason Todd? Is now a good time for Terry and Bruce to clash? And why are Neo-Gothamites cheering on the Clown Prince? Will anyone survive “The Final Joke”?
If true, what’s the death count up to now? If we can even call them deaths.
Well, let’s go through the notable deaths of Robin. The first one was Jason Todd back in Batman #428 in the Death in the Family story line. This one will likely be the most popular story lines since it was the first and it was a shock back in the day for many Batman fans. Jason Todd was later resurrected.
Next was Stephanie Brown who yes, was a Robin for a short stint but it was later revealed her death was faked (unlike the others, no resurrection necessary), so we’ll just skip on past her as she doesn’t count. If you are interested though, you can find Batman #633 for dirt cheap.
Next up is Damian Wayne who dies in Batman Incorporated #8 dying by the Heretic. Bruce ends up resurrecting Damian from Darkseid’s Chaos Shard.
Dick Grayson dies temporarily in Forever Evil #7, although no longer a full time Robin, he was the original Robin. This was very brief since he was revived immediately after his heart was stopped to prevent a bomb from going off. Does it count as an actual death then? You be the judge.
In Detective Comics #940 we saw the next death of a Robin, Tim Drake. But as the entire Bird and Bat family all mourn his death initially, we all learned that he was actually teleported away by Mr. Oz. So this clearly can’t count as a death since he never actually died to be revived or resurrected.
So Robin dies a lot only to be resurrected or revived. Clearly at this point no Robin has ever died because the definition of death is no longer alive. They might of been clinically dead at one point, but all these Robin’s are still kick’in it.
If they do kill another Robin, I don’t like it. It’s getting quite old if you ask me.
Bill Maher Still Calls Comic Culture a “Dumb F**king Culture”
I find this odd considering he admits he never read comic books, even as a child.
I don’t like it but we can be the bigger people by just ignoring him. So let’s be better than Maher by not saying or doing anything about it. We don’t have to defend our culture as comic book readers. If you lower yourself to his levels, you’re doing exactly what he wants and it makes you no better than him.
One should live by “Don’t knock it until you try it!”
No, I didn’t go shopping, I refuse to leave the house this time of year.
But I sold a bunch of comics which I hope was at great prices. A huge thank you to all that bought books from myself and Anthony as well. All the money will likely go towards my new fridge that arrives Monday. Yes, two days before Thanksgiving my fridge died so trying to survive Thanksgiving week living out of ice chests is a real PITA.
I will continue to list books in the coming days and weeks and my Black Friday deal stands with any purchases over $20 qualify for free shipping, so check back often. And if you’re looking for anything in particular feel free to ask. I might be willing to part with it.