April 9, 2011

airawyn:

Georgethecat speaks!: Judd Winick talks Batman and Robin #23-25 ~Newsarama~

fuckyeahjasontodd:

From Newsarama. Some great stuff:

Yeah, he’s been locked up, but he won’t be locked up for long. Jason is in Arkham Asylum, but he makes request for transfer, which he gets. I won’t give away the discussion he has that gets him transferred, because it’s fun. But a…

Winick: Robin really hates his guts. And Damian is such a wonderful character because he’s such a little man-child. I know he’s supposed to be a 10-year-old, but when you write him, he’s not a 10-year-old, you know? He’s a grown man in this little body. So he really finds Jason to be disgusting and thinks he should be locked up for the rest of his life. He has no sympathy for him at all.”

Nooooo.  Damian is not a grown man in a child’s body.  He’s a ten-year-old with knowledge and abilities that no kid should have, but he’s still a ten-year-old.  And… he finds Jason disgusting and thinks he should be locked up?  I mean, if this is intentionally meant as Damian being hypocritical and trying to prove that he’s rejected his own dark past by projecting his feelings about it onto Jason, then that could totally work, but I don’t know if that’s what Judd means here.

And… I don’t know if I could buy that Dick hates Jason.  I can buy that he’s got a lot of anger at Jason, tied up with a lot of guilt and other feelings that might appear to be hate on the surface.  But Jason’s still family.  

It makes sense to me in a weird way that Bruce would deny that Jason is family, because Bruce has massive, massive control issues and does not deal with emotional stuff well, and I think it makes it easier for Bruce to cope with Jason as Red Hood by putting him in a little box marked “villain”.  (Though this will never fix Bruce’s love and guilt and mess of other feelings over Jason, but Bruce has been squishing his feelings into tiny boxes with neat labels for years and he thinks that it works.)

But Dick is not Bruce.  Dick wouldn’t give up on family.  (Rise of Arsenal was Skrull Roy and doesn’t count.)  That was one of the things Morrison got right with his Jason story.  Dick won’t let Jason hurt people, but he won’t stop trying to get Jason back, either.

TL;DR: WINICK, DON’T WRITE AN AWESOME JASON AND THEN FUCK UP DICK AND DAMIAN!

Haha, yeah, pretty much all of this. It’s kind of like… the relationship complexities are not nearly that simplistic. And the bolding is mine for emphasis. 

(via thats-what-sidhe-said)

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    Often, I feel like fans understand the characters and their relationships better than the writers do. Seriously. And...
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    *0*
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    ahhhh jayyyy
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    :\ Winick, stop it. Just write Jason and have everyone else inform you on others’ characterizations and how they would...
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    Haha, yeah, pretty much all of this. It’s kind of like… the relationship complexities are not nearly that simplistic....
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    “Winick: Robin really hates his guts. And Damian is such a wonderful character because he’s such a little man-child. I...
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    “He thinks that if Dick Grayson was the one who was murdered, Batman would have definitely killed Joker.” I never...
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    Oh, man, this is both making me squee and breaking my heart. Because I totally think Jason believes that if it had been...
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    ;-; Bruce loves you both…. :««««