David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

something nice in Nightwing #104

Here's something sweet I just noticed in Nightwing #104, on the third-to-last page. Dick is facing down Penguin in the club.

DICK. "Tell it to the cops."
BABS. [tapping Dick's shoulder] "Uh..."
PENGY. "Find me a cop in Gotham I don't own. I'll make a down payment tonight."
[Wide shot: Babs beats the stuffing out of goons. Dick continues to stare down Penguin.]
DICK. "I know a cop who has a price over your budget, Penguin. Ever run into Harvey Bullock?"
[Over Dick's shoulder, Babs kicks a guy in the jaw. Blood (and, one presumes, teeth) is flying.]

I didn't process it before, but it's a neat bit of character business: Dick doesn't move at all when the goons rush them. Yes, it makes him look cool and unworried, but it also shows that he trusts Babs absolutely to deal with any threat that's coming. He's in the enemy's lair, he hears a ferocious fight behind him, Barbara Gordon's all that's standing between Dick and a serious pounding or death at the hands of professional muscle... and he doesn't even turn around.

That's trust, man.

  • APED: the book

    I've been busy with some other things, so this took a while, but it's now official: if you are so inclined, you can now buy my book. It's a…

  • APED: "a poem every day concludes"

    Well, this is it. I have now officially written a poem every day for a year. I started January 9, 2009, and January 8, 2010, makes the…

  • APED: "there are happies, ever after"

    There are happies, ever after, but little mermaids turn to foam; the gravest hearts give way to laughter, some cats turn king, and don't come home.…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded