It's Dick's fault that everybody believes that Bruce is older than them, people expects that if you're the parent figure of a 15 yo you're at least 35 and married.
“22 year old puts on bat costume to punch criminals, has no powers” is hard enough to wrap your head around but throw in “24 year old adopts 12 year old who also punches criminals, has no powers” and that is not something that would ever occur to anyone
like OBVIOUSLY batman must be an older man who knows what he’s doing, and not just some traumatized 20-something accidentally collecting traumatized children
haha wow referring to bruce wayne as a 20-something really puts things in perspective. batman: probably actually younger than joey from friends.
Nightwing: Old Friends, New Enemies Secret Origins (1986-1990) #13
“But Bruce… well, he tried to be supportive.”
Is… that what that panel is?
Man. I’ve had my definition for supportive wrong for a long time.
I get that he’s being somewhat ironic, but it still looks weird seeing it constructed this way.
It depresses me to no end that Dick’s complications with school – which, I mean, ultimately I maintain that collegiate studies aren’t for everyone and it’s a broken system to try and force everyone to think that they should go to school – makes him feel like a “failure.”
It’s completely in character for Dick to react that way. It just hurts my heart and soul :(
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