Dick being shitty at climbing the ropes started as a throwaway joke in the commentary of the first print volume of HEAT, but for whatever reason it’s stayed in my head and I’ve referenced it a few times since then. I don’t know why, but I like the idea that Dick is presented as a pretty good wrestler who happens to have some glaring deficiencies. Like being bad at climbing the ropes. Which is a little ironic, considering the first banner title banner for the site was an image of Dick leaping off the top rope with a flying headbutt.
Also, if any of you are going to the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, let me know! I’ll be attending that show for the first time. I don’t have a booth, but I’ll be wandering the halls and probably getting very drunk, as is my convention pattern.
Next Week: Uninvited guests.