Monday, January 21, 2019 • Morning Edition • "That smell was here before we went in."

NYCC: Tom King Least Bloodthirsty Person at DC Apparently?!

Written by Zechs on Sunday, October 07 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

NYCC: Tom King Least Bloodthirsty Person at DC Apparently?!

The DC writer now famous for "death" given a certain event he's writing, said "no" to the death of a Robin for DC Rebirth and cited it as, "a really bad idea."

At an NYCC panel spotlighting him today, Batman writer Tom King revealed that when Tim Drake, the newly reminted Robin was going bite it during the beginning of DC Rebirth, he didn't like it.  Not one bit, when Editorial proposed the idea to the writers that the character needed to die. Every writer in the room agreed to it, save King who took a stand on the topic.  

King said on the panel this:

If Arkham Asylum is a metaphor for evil, killing Robins is a metaphor for bad writing. What am I doing taking the piss out of Jim Starlin.


The story King is referring to is "Death in the Family" by Starlin, the first story in the Batman comics to deal with a death of a Robin. Of course not like DC in the past made a really bad story killing a Robin right to which King is speaking of?

Stephanie Brown Dead

Oh.. right.

Okay, not like any sane writers on any Batman comics during that time period took a stand against the move and that DC Editorial listened to their opinion and still went about it anyway. Cause- HA! Death = sales.




Oh, right...

Whelp! The more things change. The more they stay the same apparently.

Still, as we know Tim Drake did not die, and in a way, the story that was given of the character made Detective Comics run by James Tynion IV better for it, by subverting the genre slightly for revealing the character was alive to the readers, but not to the cast of the comic.

But that wasn't the only Tim Drake nugget revealed by Tom King. He also pitched to DC Editorial that he wanted to put the character on the Autism spectrum, but was turned down for "timing reasons".

Not like there ain't another current character in the Batman comics to explore who might be in the autistic spectrum.





In any case, King hyped up the fact that we can "look forward" to another "Big Death" when Heroes in Crisis #2 comes out on October 24th.



Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

Comment without an Outhouse Account using Facebook

We get it. You don't feel like signing up for an Outhouse account, even though it's FREE and EASY! That's okay. You can comment with your Facebook account below and we'll take care of adding it to the stream above. But you really should consider getting a full Outhouse account, which will allow you to quote posts, choose an avatar and sig, and comment on our forums too. If that sounds good to you, sign up for an Outhouse account by clicking here.

Note: while you are welcome to speak your mind freely on any topic, we do ask that you keep discussion civil between each other. Nasty personal attacks against other commenters is strongly discouraged. Thanks!
Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

About the Author - Zechs

Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Moment of the Week, and Durnkin Reveewz. He's also the official whuppin boy at the Outhouse. So he'll get stuck seeing stuff that no mere mortal should ever see. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. He's also brutally honest. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.


More articles from Zechs
The Outhouse is not responsible for any butthurt incurred by reading this website. All original content copyright the author. Banner by Ali Jaffery - he's available for commission!