Submitted by featherloom.
Still can’t believe this was actually posted! I was thinking of my late puppy when I first thought about it months ago. Dogs are the best.
Jun 16, 2013
Jan 1, 2013
That episode of the Animated Series where Tim Drake has a crush on a girl, only she turns out to be part of Clayface and she sacrifices herself to save him.
My feels in this episode came more from another running theme in the episode. Batman sums it up best at the end of the story when he tells Tim that “sometimes there are no happy endings.” When Tim first mentions Annie to Batman, he points out that she’s a problem for a runaways center and not a teenage vigilante, and he’s right. Child abuse and runaways are both widespread and complicated problems that can’t be solved via batarang. Later, when Tim searches for Annie, he encounters many families coping with poverty and homelessness, another massive problem superheroics can’t solve.
Tim’s look when he encounters these families is touching because he came from a household of crime, poverty, and abuse himself and was rescued by Bruce/Batman. In this episode he’s greeted by the unpleasant reality that he is the exception, not the rule. Not every kid can be adopted by a billionaire turned superhero, and his Robin suit doesn’t make him the easy solution to every horribly sucky problem the world has to offer. All this doesn’t stop him from trying, but recognizing that not everyone actually receives the happiness they deserve is at the heart of Tim’s growing pains.
Sep 15, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
Comic nerd confession: I really wish Patrick Gleason had been available to pencil Teen Titans Annual #1. His version of the events of the Culling crossover in two pages of Batman and Robin #10 alone (one seen here) were more detailed, savage, courageous, and gripping than the entire twenty-something pages of Brett Booth’s work on the same storyline.
May 23, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
About a year ago, DC Comics (which was struggling with stagnant storylines and characters overly burdened by continuity) made the bold decision to start from scratch and re-introduce all of their characters as if it was the first time. Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth’s Teen Titans series has been the YA flagship of this new era in DC Comics. So how do you make it appealing to its target audience? The editors at DC Comics seem to have asked themselves, “What do teens like today?” The answer is, of course, The Hunger Games.