Episode 155- Bastard Talking Down to Me- Nightwing- Year One

Trentus Magnus July 5, 2016

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In this week’s ball-tearing episode, Magnus continues a Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson megaseries, the focus of which revolves around the evolution of their relationship. At times it’s romantic while other times it’s more like a sibling rivalry.

The idea for this megaseries came from a Batman comic book reading project your emperor embarked upon not long before recording these episodes. That is when the Babs/Dick relationship subplot first came up on the radar. It was a totally new idea to Magnus!

This week the curtain rises on Nightwing #101-#106. A little storyline called Nightwing- Year One, written by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty and pencilled by the mighty Scott McDaniel.

This storyline sees Dick Grayson say goodbye to his life as Robin and begin crafting a new identity for himself. How did Bruce and Dick ever have their falling out? Why did Dick choose “Nightwing” as his new alias? Will Jason Todd do as well running the Gauntlet as Dick did?

One thing that unfortunately isn’t explained is just what the hell Dick was smoking when he designed the high-collared first version of his Nightwing uniform. But, hey, you can’t have everything, right?

Then again, this story doesn’t require any squinting to fit into your head canon. So there’s that, eh?

Finally, Trentus Magnus Punches Reality has always depended on music. Even so, of nothing is that more true than this Babs/Dick megaseries. Further, this week’s theme song comes recommended by J. David Weter But You Can Call Him Dave, who said this little tune has always reminded him of Dick Grayson.

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week. On the other hand, there has been a fair amount of feedback (and feed-forward!) a few weeks ago so this subject hasn’t been entirely ignored lately.

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in only a few more weeks!

In the meantime, though, don’t let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader’s ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that’s a promise!

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