Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I am split when it comes to Nightwing. On one hand, it has been interesting to watch his evolution from teen sidekick to solo adult hero, which gives him an interesting perspective on things. Then again, the aging and eventual abandonment of the Robin identity in New Teen Titans set forth a domino effect in the DCU. By aging Dick Grayson, you had to age all the Teen Titans, which aged all of the mentors even more. Before long we had multiple Robins, Kid Flashes, and Wonder Girls running around and things got a bit confusing and clunky. I thought that some of the original sidekicks would be de-aged in the rebooted DCU when I heard that the characters were supposed to only have been around for five years, but now it makes even less sense to me now. Batman has had 4 robins in five years?
Is Nightcrawler still dead? I've seen solicitations recently which seem to include him but for all I know that may be some alternate reality Kurt Wagner. Sheesh, comics were never this hard to follow when I was a kid!