- Feb 26, 2004
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Okay, I had to start this thread after reading the third issue of the OYL arc of Nightwing. Does anyone out there think this book anything other than horrible? It seems like the books are getting worse and worse as they go along. Bruce Jones and this Joe Dodd jackass are butchering this character and I'm getting pretty damn sick of it. Coming off IC I thought DC was going to start pushing Nightwing to the forefront and really making him one of their premier characters. Judd Winnick is doing a decent job of making him an interesting character and a competent team leader in Outsiders, but in his own book the poor guy is getting raped hard. First, they just ignore his engagement to Babs from the pre-OYL arc, then they throw him in NYC with that jackass Jason Todd following him around and trying to destroy his rep. Now they've turned Dick into a male model and did one of the stupidest things I've ever seen done to a character. They've had him walk out on a catwalk in his costume, basically outting him and potentially damaging his secret identity and those of his close compatriots like Bruce and Tim. Then, they have him duke it out with Jason Todd (not in costume) while in his fashion-ized Nightwing costume while people who know his identity are in the crowd. Then there's the art. It's compeletely inconsistent and disproportionate. Plus, the flow of it is utter shyte. This is such a slap in the face to all the fans that have followed Dick's carreer and loved the character all these years. I really don't want to drop this title since I've been reading it non-stop for years, but with every issue it's getting harder to resist that impulse. Anyone else feel the same way?