For the last few months, Richard Grayson aka the first Robin aka the human Nightwing has eschewed his usual short form, Dick, in favor of calling himself Ric Grayson.  The story is…  something, but I’m not sure if going by Ric-with-no-k is actually any better than the possibly crude nomenclature he’s used since 1940.  It reminds me of a guy I used to work with in radio who insisted on going by his ill-fitting air name (as opposed to a lot of people for whom their alias was more or less their real name) and undermines a little bit of the drama of his traumatic brain injury, leading to today’s roc-n-rol query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also thinks that Ric will age as badly as (and much faster than) Dick ever did, asking: Is changing the former Robin’s name to “Ric Grayson” any improvement to your ear?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


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