Sunday, August 31, 2008

Maybe Wonder Dog Ate Them, Too

Missing in action, Robin's supporting cast from his days at Hudson University:

What, Nightwing can't drop by for a visit??Wow, not even a whisper from any of these guys in nearly 30 years. Good to see Dick Grayson has such fond memories of his days in New Carthage.

Of course, these weren't the brightest bunch of folk in the DC Universe. Dick Grayson leaves Gotham and starts attending Hudson at precisely the same time Robin stops being seen in Gotham and starts being seen in New Carthage...and no one has an inkling, including the head of security and the police detective. Sheesh.

Maybe Zatanna mind-wiped them...or maybe Wonder Dog just got hungry.

Related but unrelated question: why does the DC Universe have so many more fictional cities than Marvel? Discuss amongst yourselves.

Robin's college cast of characters pin-up is from Batman Family #6 (1976)

2 comments:

De said...

We still have another couple of months to go in Batman R.I.P.. Morrison may yet surprise us :-)

Kyle said...

"Related but unrelated question: why does the DC Universe have so many more fictional cities than Marvel?"

I'm pretty sure it had something to do with the fact that Stan the Man copyrighted and trademarked all the "realistic" sounding names like "New York," "Los Angeles," "Latveria" and such.