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.