So I know that yesterday I wrote a thing about my disliking of Ric Grayson. But I wrote this as a response to someone else’s post about Ric and wanted to post it as it’s own thing to reach a wider audience. I expanded upon it as well so without further ado here you go.
It seemed like Benjamin Percy was really building up to something great with what he was doing and they just kicked him off the book to this garbage. It’s no secret that certain people in charge of this company have a strong disdain for Nightwing, they’ve been trying to kill him since Infinite Crisis. Lucky Superboy took the bullet on that one and I’m sure that had Grant Morrison not made Dick Batman the powers at be would have tried at lot sooner to do it again. Instead they waited untill Forever Evil to try again. Anyway bottom line is that the people in charge don’t like Dick Grayson or characters similar to him. It’s probably why they let King kill both Roy and Wally in Heroes in Crisis. You know Wally West, the beloved character who’s return ushered in the Rebirth era and was supposed to be the key to all this. That’s three out of the five original Teen Titans dead and don’t you tell me that Dick’s not dead. From what I gather all Ric has really done is whine and complain that he’s not Dick Grayson and people should stop comparing him to Dick. So if Ric doesn’t want to be Dick I’m not going to call him Dick or act like he is. He’s just some jerk who took over his body after he was shot by KGBeast. Also it should say a lot about those in charge and how much they care that Nightwing wasn’t even shot in his own book. That’s because it wasn’t the Nightwing writers idea it was Tom King’s idea. Like I said it looked like Benjamin Percy was building up to something but instead he had the rug pulled out from under him. You don’t believe me, go read the seven issues of his run and tell me that issue 49 doesn’t seem like a quick wrap-up. The story doesn’t end in a satisfying way. We don’t even see Nightwing defeat Wyrm or save Viki Vale and that other guy whose name escapes me at the moment. No we’re just told on the last page that the threat is over and the people are saved. Heck King probably just wanted to kill Dick but DC knew after the wedding fiasco and what he was doing with Heroes in Crisis that most of the fanbase wasn’t going to be happy with him so they just compromised and gave Dick amnesia. It’s just another in the long line of mistreatment many members of the Titans have had for almost two decades. I mean isn’t weird that out of the thirteen characters kill in Heroes in Crisis nine where at one point members of the Titans. Isn’t it also weird that four out the five original Titans all had children only for them to be killed in some horrible accident or through in the Speed Force (which is basically death anyway).