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… because the more I see past references in later comics to what actually happened, the more confused I get.
Okay, so we’ll start with this most recent scene, which is from Justice League of America #7 (2007):
So, according to this, Dinah was the only person there for him during that time. Simple enough, right?
… Except that back in Arsenal #1 (1998), he said this:
That he doesn’t know what he would have done without Dinah and Hal there. Which is particularly confusing because in the JLA scene, he specifically says that Hal wasn’t there for him, and therefore it “isn’t Hal’s victory”.
So… was Hal one of the people who “ran off” or “threw him out”, or was Hal there for him during that time? Because it kinda can’t be both, Roy.
To make things even more confusing, when you go even further back to New Titans #101 (1993), you find this exchange between Dick and Roy:
By the way, Dick is a complete jerk in this issue and I wanted to smack him in the face numerous times (“I’ll take ‘Sentiments You Will Practically Never See Expressed on Lu’s Blog’ for 500, Alex!”), but that’s not the point here. The point is, this exchange makes it sound an awful lot like Dick was also there for Roy when he was getting over his addiction.
Now, this issue is from the time period when New Titans had basically become a hot mess, so I’m perfectly willing to consider that maybe Marv Wolfman had no idea what the heck he was even writing here and none of this actually happened the way Dick and Roy seem to think it did in this scene.
… But bad characterization and writing doesn’t necessarily equal bad canon continuity, so maybe Dick and Roy are talking about something that actually did happen.
In short: What the heck actually happened here?! Who was there to support Roy when he was getting over his addiction? Only Dinah? Dinah and Hal? Dinah, Hal, and Dick?
Because I’m kind of thoroughly confused by this, right now.
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