Heroic Hotness: Dick Grayson

Dick Grayson: The P.I.M.P.

First of all, have you seen him? Heroic but not angsty, flashy but stylishly so, Bruce Wayne’s first ward is my gold standard for comic book fineness. There isn’t a young woman in the DCU who hasn’t thought about doing some acrobatics with Mr. Grayson, or a female reader, for that matter. But Dick’s not just a pretty boy. He’s a proven leader who genuinely loves his job, and he inspires others — even his prickly sidekick, Damian — to rise to the occasion. He’s far less dysfunctional than his adoptive father, and he might just return your phone calls. Just be prepared to share. Dick’s got quite the romantic track record, and it’s not hard to see why. To put it simply, Dick loves the ladies and the ladies love … well, YOU fill in the blank.

Oh, Dick. You are a mess.

A hot mess.

Squee! of the Week: Lukico’s Gallery

The offerings on Deviant Art are all over the map, but some of them are breathtakingly fresh and creative. That’s where I found the work of artist Lukico, and I am completely in love with her elegant comics-inspired illustrations. While some of the pieces show characters in costume, many of them are beautifully subtle. Continue reading

Bruce … Is It Really You?

Bruce Wayne as Batman by David Finch

Bruce Wayne as Batman is by far the most iconic figure in the DCU, and certainly a mega fan-favorite. I have to admit that I am not a fan of Batman. Part of the reason is that so many marketing resources are spent on him, and him alone, when there are many other characters deserving of some attention. Also, he pissed me off when he judged Diana for killing Max Lord. For someone who wasn’t really feeling you in the first place, then you get all high and mighty on a one-time goddess? Bitch, please.

Fast forward to Final Crisis. I love Final Crisis. I know it got all smooshed and convoluted at the end, but the layers and implications of that story were fascinating to me. We all now know what happened there, and have lived an entire year without Bruce Wayne. True, I’ve had The Return of Bruce Wayne to chew on for the past six months, but it gave me sort of an odd feeling. It was Bruce, but it was him through time; Bruce doing the genius things that he does, but not quite the same as him being in the present DCU. Continue reading