Sunday, January 13, 2008
A poster on Scans Daily commented on how new Nightwing writer Peter Tomasi has removed some of the "Dick" from Mr. Grayson, having characters refer to him as "Richard."
Obviously, Mr. Grayson's first name has been the source of many a cheap shot at the Bat-clan, though it must be remembered that at the time the character was created, "Dick" was a popular name for young men. (actually, I have no idea if that's true or not, but it sure sounds good dunnit?)
However, it should be noted that Nightwing #140 indeed contains several "Dicks." So I see Tomasi as not removing the "Dicks" from Nightwing completely, but merely providing some variety as to the nomenclature of the character.
I hope that clears things up.
-- Occasional Superheroine, who saw the cheap shot inherent in this topic and went for it.