Whew, should have expected this. This one is actually sort of maybe a little bit tough.
My top five favorite DC Comics characters are all Robin. At one time, when I was a little kid watching the ’60s Batman show, I liked Dick Grayson most because I only knew of him, but I knew he was my favorite. When I discovered a trade paperback copy of A Death in the Family, Jason became my new favorite. I had never read anything in the superhero genre so dark as I was still pretty little, and I just found him so tragic.
The later seasons of the animated series introduced Tim Drake—in that world, sort of a mashup of Jason and Tim—and he became my new favorite. I loved that he was portrayed in that cartoon as a young kid rather than a teenager. I loved his simple new black, red, and yellow costume design.
Steph’s purple costume as Spoiler caught my attention right away. I tried to buy every comic with her in it. I was really excited about her as Robin, but unfortunately, it didn’t last, and was kind of the beginning of a really ugly end for her. I’m actually looking forward to seeing her some more in the New 52.
Tim held my top spot for quite some time. I loved that he was basically a Batman fan who figured out Batman’s secret identity on his own and just joined him as Robin. I read Young Justice and the Robin solo ongoing, and I pretty much loved everything about him during that era, especially his friendship with Bart, Kon, and Cassie, but when Jason showed back up in Hush, I really got back into him and his whole Red Hood storyline. I was an angsty teenager myself at the time, and his rage really spoke to me. Oh well, I’m not embarrassed.
I didn’t like Damian at first, but he grew on me fairly quickly. The Batman & Robin arc with Dick and Damian as the Dynamic Duo was so perfect, and even after that, the New 52 issues with Bruce really being a father to Damian were so cute and touching. I love the idea of Batman as a father, not just to Damian, but to all his little orphaned Bat-children. That relationship—due to Damian being Bruce’s biological son, no doubt—was really played up and explored, and I love it.
So, I guess I have to say my favorite version of Robin is Damian Wayne as Robin from the comics. A very close second would be Tim Drake from the comics.
Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil
thank you for this.
And then from his initial investment of >$1,000,000, the Fisher Pen Co. was able to make a lot of money and grow the overall size of the U.S. economy and create lots of jobs.
So essentially a story that is supposed to be about government inefficiency turns out to be a story about how the U.S. government worked with a private company to make space travel safer while also stimulating economic growth.
The moral of the story is not that the Soviet Union was more efficient. The moral of the story is that by failing to allow private investment in innovation, the Soviet Union was doomed.
Incidentally, Paul Fisher, who invented the Fisher space pen, was a fascinating guy. He had this plan to eliminate income and property taxes with a progressive asset tax and even ran for President. And the Fisher Space Pen Co. is still a going concern, still employing people, and still generating a return on Fisher’s million-dollar investment.
Dang, now I get it. I never knew.
"He was tall. Said he was a researcher. That he was happy. Well, he didn’t say but he looked happy. Your aunt saw him too, and from what Gwen told me she wanted to punch him. She didn’t though, and apparently they had a talk. Gwen thinks she heard your aunt crying, but that’s probably just Gwen. MJ saw him too.
Your aunt is doing well. The Captain says hi, and I think Mr. Stark was trying to but Director Chang called him for a meeting. Gwen misses you. Flash called your aunt last week to say sorry. He said he knows it doesn’t mean much and she almost hung up on him. But you know, he’s sorry.
I never saw your face when you were alive, but this Peter Parker looked like you but with a broader face. I think that’s because of age.
Your aunt asks you to say hello to your uncle.”
Okay okay, fuck, I have to catch up on Ultimate. Damn.
Well thank you for the kind words :) I still have much to learn about drawing women
25 year old Chen Yen-hui recreates makeup looks from the Tang dynasty
Tang dynasty makeup was fuckin’ on point.
In Shops: 3/26/2014
A look at Nintendo’s new development studio
This is Nintendo’s new development studio in Kyoto, Japan which is roughly the size of Nintendo’s nearby headquarters.
The site was built to “centralize Nintendo’s game development.” I wonder if that means we’ll be getting first party titles pumped out even faster….here’s hoping! [❤]