Titans TV Show from DC Comics Starring Nightwing Probably Happening
Numerous outlets are reporting that TNT is close to green lighting a pilot based on DC Comics Titans series.
Entertainment Weekly reports:
In the pilot, Grayson “emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of new Super Heroes including Starfire, Raven and many others. Titans is a dramatic adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book titles ever.”
Before you get too excited it is reported that Akiva Goldsman who also wrote the movies that destroyed a Batman franchise, Batman & Robin, is writing.
So perhaps this is where Wally West may show up on TV? And how funny if Donna Troy ends up on screen before Wonder Woman.
Are you ready for a once a week dose of the Grayson? Did you just say the words, Matt Bomer?
What do you think?
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IS BRUCE WAYNE THE BEST PARENT FOR DICK GRAYSON?
This installment of The Arkham Sessions covers the final acts of “Robin’s Reckoning,” the highly-acclaimed two-part episode of Batman: The Animated Series, which explores the story of how Dick Grayson becomes Batman’s sidekick. As we learned from Part 1, Bruce refuses to allow Dick to become involved in the case of Tony Zucco, the man who murdered Dick’s family. For reasons unstated, Batman is determined to be the one to take Zucco down, causing a rift between Robin and himself. Despite Batman’s efforts, it is Robin who captures Zucco. In the emotional conclusion, Robin is faced with a decision that could change his life forever.
Is Bruce the Best Parent for Dick Grayson?
As Dick gets closer and closer to catching the man who murdered his parents, we begin to see some behavioral warning signs: reckless behavior, impulsivity, increased aggression, and angry outbursts. Dick’s obsessiveness with capturing Tony Zucco raises questions about his emulation of Bruce’s lifestyle as Batman and the potential that Dick is learning Bruce’s maladaptive coping related to his trauma.
THE ARKHAM SESSIONS: HOW PSYCHOLOGICALLY SIMILAR ARE BATMAN AND ROBIN?
The Arkham Sessions, hosted by clinical psychologist Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward, is a weekly podcast dedicated to the psychological analysis of Batman: The Animated Series. Nostalgic, humorous, and even a little educational, each episode promises to lend some insight into the heroes, villains, and classic stories of the Dark Knight.
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This week, we discuss the highly acclaimed, Emmy-winning episode of Batman: The Animated Series, “Robin’s Reckoning.” We cover Part 1, in which we’re shown Robin’s origin story. We discover who killed Robin’s family and how he joined forces with Batman.
How did Robin cope with the death of his parents?
Like Batman, Robin lost his parents suddenly and tragically. Like Batman, Robin also witnessed the death of his parents, which is considered a psychological trauma. We discuss how well Robin is coping shortly following the event and whether he shows signs of post-traumatic stress symptoms. We also discuss the common responses to childhood trauma, and what “protective” and “risk” factors can lead to different psychological outcomes.
How similar are Batman and Robin?
Robin’s story is a reminder that not all of us respond to trauma in the same way. In fact, important research in the area of developmental psychopathology has demonstrated multiple, diverse “pathways” following stressful events in childhood. Even though Bruce and Robin share a very similar story, they have different outcomes. “Robin’s Reckoning” asks us to contemplate whether Robin will grow up to be like Bruce. If not, does this mean we can gain a deeper understanding of how to prevent childhood trauma from having long-lasting effects in adulthood?
Listen to Part 1 for all of these topics and more, and come back next week for the exciting conclusion.
From Superman #76 (July-August 1952), reprinted in World’s Finest Comics Archives, Vol I
-at this point, Gotham City sounds like it’s in New York state. I don’t believe I have ever heard people refer to “upstate New Jersey” but people frequently talk about “upstate New York.”
-Dick has relatives? It’s fascinating how much more fluid Dick and Bruce’s family lives could be long ago. Now we would be wondering how Bruce got custody of Dick if Dick had relatives. In 1952, people must have accepted it as what it was intended to be - a way to get Robin out of the way for most of the story.