Skyrider wrote:Except those people won't care. They're not going to avoid the show because a different kid (who's name they can probably only barely remember anyway) is Robin.
It's pandering to the wrong audience.
Especially since Dick Grayson is currently BATMAN. It's a little beyond silly to have him running around as Robin in a cartoon.
He was Robin on The Batman, Batman: The Animated Series, Teen Titans, The Brave and the Bold, and just about every other cartoon that's had Robin over the last 30 years, while in the comics he was Nightwing. He's the only Robin to appear in live action, doing so over about 5 decades since the 60's TV show, not even counting the serials that go back even further.
I'm not saying that would be a deal breaker for anyone if Tim was in the costume, but I think more than a few non-comics fans know Dick is Robin. The vast vast majority of the people that will watch this show will not know or care that Tim and Bart aren't on the show.
I really don't see any issue with this and by putting Tim or Bart they'd be catering to a vast minority of the potential audience. If I had to guess, I'd say they are using the Young Justice name solely because Teen Titans was fairly recently and it ties in with the Justice League name, not because it's based on the old series. I mean, the new Aqualad was never in YJ, nor was Miss Martian. Is anyone upset about their inclusion on the team? There's already a lot of new characters people don't know, but Wally (to a point) and Dick are the only ones people will really know that don't read comics. Even Conner isn't well known to non-comics fans and most of them think of Smallville or whatever when they think of Superboy, a young Clark not some clone.
I really think people making a big deal over this should calm down. Dick is Robin to 90% of the non-comics reading audience. I think they should have used Bart, but again Wally is much more well known (admittedly, mostly for being Flash). Plus, who knows, maybe after a year or two they will have those guys move on from the show and replace them with Tim and Bart.