- Posted by Johanna on April 21, 2007 at 6:25 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
I love it when people put together posts like I would but better. It saves me so much time!
David Brothers explains what’s wrong with Nightwing Annual #2. I was similarly astounded at the mercy f**k scene where Dick sleeps with Barbara one last time before telling her he’s engaged to someone else. I can’t conceive of any possible combination of circumstances that would make this a good idea, either from the character or writer perspective. (Artwise, sure, let’s find excuses to put attractive people in bed with each other — that’s what makes comics “mature”. snicker)
I don’t even want to mention a flashback to Robin hiding his arousal behind his cape. How unnecessary. It just makes me embarrassed for everyone associated with this project. Worst of all, after reading the comic, I don’t even know the answer to the question that motivated it: why aren’t Dick and Barbara engaged? I think there was some faux-noble thing about her sending him off with the boys, but it was so last-minute implausible that none of it stuck with me.
Meanwhile, John Jakala posts naked Walking Man in response to recent brouhaha over how much realism art should have in terms of male anatomy under spandex. The posts he links to sum everything up if you’ve missed it so far… but you haven’t missed much.