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GL: “THE DARING YOUNG MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE。”
NIGHTWING: “I’D HUG YOU,BUT HONESTLY,I’M TOO FREAKED OUT TO MOVE RIGHT NOW”

HAHAHAHA,JUST FREAK ME TOO. IT’S REALLY REMIND ME OF FLYING GRAYSON. GOOD JOB, BAT!

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comicsalliance:

The Grand Unified Theory of Frank Miller’s Batman: Will, Hope and Tenderness

Writer Frank Miller is easily the most significant author to touch Batman since Bob Kane and Bill Finger came up with the character in the 1930s. Batman as we understand him today is derived in large part from Miller’s work, and that wouldn’t be true if here hadn’t struck gold in his interpretation of the Dark Knight

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Interesting article that emphasizes the importance of Martha Wayne in Frank Miller’s Batman mythos, and also argues that, even in the darkest timeline, “Robin is the secret to building a better Batman.”

I liked it, I always like it when people take ASBAR seriously and try to tie all of Frank Miller’s works into one cohesive unit (though it never 100% works, imo.)

A lot of the propositions about Thomas and Martha are a little heteronormative, but since Frank Miller’s writing is heteronormative TO THE MAXX, it works out. And it’s true that fewer authors work with Martha’s influence on Bruce than with Thomas’, or at least that has been the case in the past.

The article does a good job in depicting Bruce and Dick’s emotional journey in ASBAR as a positive one, one that ultimately ends with Bruce accessing his more vulnerable, nurturing side. Though it completely glosses over the ending of TDKSA, where it’s implied that Dick was driven insane by Bruce’s treatment of him (which is ALSO a part of ASBAR). But let’s be honest, nobody is really sure WTF is up with that.

I do like that, since ASBAR is open-ended, it could depict either a downward spiral or and upwards trend for both Batman and Robin.

Fun fact: The Millerverse’s official place in the DCU is Earth-31!

(Thanks for the article, epigenetics! :D)

thoughtsaboutdickgrayson:

epigenetics:

to the hero’s shoulders and a gentleness that comes,
not from the absence of violence, but despite the abundance of it
nightwing 153 
{crying over comics series}

//lies on floor

THIS. This is why I consider this relationship so important to the both of them. 

The definitive event of Bruce Wayne’s life was watching his parents’ murder happen right in front of him. Batman just followed up from that. And there was no one who understood that pain with any level of depth or intimacy or truth until a little circus acrobat came along. Except it took a horrible tragedy for Bruce to find that kindred spirit, because he had to watch that little boy go through the exact same thing that he did. But the shared experience forged a connection between them that, IMO, is the foundation of their relationship.

Dick needed Bruce to keep him from the dark path of destructive grief, to channel it instead into something productive. He needed a mentor figure to guide him along. Bruce needed Dick; he needed someone who needed him like that, someone who brought a little colour in his life, and someone with Dick’s brightness of spirit to open up his heart. 

Over the years, there are other things that link them, too — Batman, Robin, Nightwing, family, all their history together… but nothing can change the fact  of this shared connection that brought together. That makes them understand each other better than anyone else can.

Wise words.

TOTALLY AGREED

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