okay so I was just innocently reading Red Robin when all of the sudden at the end this panel shows up
look at this little shit
Fucking Dan Didio has been planning to kill Dick Grayson for years and I mean I’m probably new to thisfact but just look: He finally got to live his dream, the ass (Injustice)
PEOPLE WERE HOLDING HIS LUGGAGE HOSTAGE TO ENSURE DICK’S SAFETY
Okay, so I knew about DiDio wanting to kill Dick off in Infinite Crisis. (And frankly, while there’s no love lost between me and DiDio, I highly doubt that’s the reason for Dick being killed off in Injustice.)
I also knew that there were people in the industry (such as Geoff Johns and Mark Waid) who went to bat on Dick’s behalf and managed to talk DiDio out of it.
BUT I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS LUGGAGE HANDLER.
And I have no idea why people everywhere are not telling this story, because it is awesome. Airport Luggage Handler Guy is officially my new hero.
I mean, he held Dan DiDio’s luggage hostage. Yeah, that’s illegal as heck and I’m frankly surprised he wasn’t fired for it (for all we know, he was), but did this BAMF let that stop him? No, he did not.
Now that’s commitment to protecting your favorite character, my friends! xD
You know what makes everything better? Dick’s sense of humor. That’s what.
Writing a funny character is hard, I think, because humor is such a subjective thing. What’s knee-slappingly funny to one person will just sound stupid to another. Personally, my sense of humor tends to run more towards snark and deadpan humor, so snarky!Dick tends to be my favorite.
“Be careful, Red Robin. They’re wearing sunglasses at night. Which means they’re very, very cool” still remains one of my favorite lines of all time. xD