A lot of what bugs me about the ongoing Grayson sexualization/objectification drama is that the people who have issues with the book seem to have a fundamental lack of understanding about how things work in that industry.

There is no writing for a universal audience. Even if the team was writing a Chose Your Own Adventure comic, they couldn’t encapsulate the needs of every single Dick Grayson fan. The comic would be a mess!

Next, we’re getting issue 13 now. King and Seeley? Are probably on like 15 or 16 at the very least.They already have their plots in mind and all they can do is take concerns into consideration for the next arc. Your comments literally have nothing to do with what happens in the Agent Zero, potential coup currently going on. Fans only affect whether a book continues on, we don’t have any power over the plot.

The team does not know what triggers you. They cannot write to your triggers or avoid writing your triggers because they do not know you. 

While I empathize with anyone who is triggered or just uncomfortable with the preview of Grayson #13, accusing the Grayson team (especially Tim Seeley who has been dealing with so much shit on his personal time) of doing this on purpose is messed up. The guys don’t know what will trigger you. The scene is uncomfortable and it’s something I understand being upset by, but at the same time, no one’s twirling their mustache and cackling about triggering survivors of sexual assault and harassment.

Also: everyone’s experiences are different. Just as the team doesn’t know what your individual experiences are or how Grayson makes you feel (prior to you tweeting them), you also don’t know how they feel or how your fellow DC fans feel. You may be uncomfortable (and that’s valid) but someone liking the comic you hate for reasons you disagree with doesn’t make them a horrible person. It might make them someone with poor taste but who are we to judge that?

Whether you love or loathe Grayson, the  fact is that there’s not much you can do to change anything. The team knows how you feel about it if you’ve told them and they have a pretty good idea of how the like/dislike portions are split in fandom. All you can do is support books you love and that’s really the only thing that matters.

How does Grayson #12 leave people confused about the relationship that the Robins have with one another?

How is that something people aren’t getting that they’re brothers with a bond that’s supposed to be deeper and stronger than what they share with Bruce.

I get that it might come out of left field because King & Co are the only people focusing on it at the moment but it’s not confusing at all. On top of that the issue actually validates the fandom’s general view while answering questions about the Batfamily situation.

I don’t get how anything is confusing about the Robin relationship we see in the book, only in the path it took us to get there and that isn’t the fault of the Grayson team at all.

#NCBD 8/26/2015 – Grayson #11

Spoilers and images for the issue abound. Read at your own risk if you’re not up to date!

“It’s Grayson versus…Grayson? To save Agent 1, Dick must face his most dangerous enemy yet: himself.”

This week, the only book I’m reading for #NCBD isGrayson #11.

Thanks to my ridiculously short attention span, Grayson is the only comic I’m reading that I remember to pick up every month from Comixology.

And boy is it worth it.

I mean, it’s got two of my favorite writers (Tom King and Tim Seeley) on the plot with King taking up writing duties for this month , fantastic art and colors from Mikel Janin and Jeromy Cox, and of course, my actual favorite superhero turned superspy in the starring role.

This issue’s summary had me hyped from the first time we saw solicits go out a few months back and of course, the book lives up to the hype.

Wanna read more? Head on over to my blog for the rest of the review!

Grayson #11 was such a fantastic issue! 

I love how the arc is shaping up and how we’re definitely getting forward in the very dark, very complicated plot. I’m planning on writing a longer post with spoilers for later (to make up for skipping a review for #10) but for now: if you like gorgeous art, superheroes, less than super spies, and Dick Grayson being a quippy badass, you’d better be reading Grayson.