Images in the header are from an archived version of lelola.net, a site that fueled my journey as a teenaged weeb.
Who made this series?
While the first official piece of Weiss Kreuz media was the 1997 light novel “Weiß: Forever White”, the most well-known piece of media for the franchise is the 1998 anime series Weiss Kreuz. That initial and poorly animated series came from studio ufotable and was directed by Hitoyuki Matsui, produced by Jikenta Nishikawa an Hikaru Kondō, and was written in-house at ufotable.
Grayson was a series primarily created by the writer
duo of Tim Seeley and Tom King with art primarily by Mikel Janin, colors by Jeromy
Cox, and letters by Carlos M. Mangual. There are other writer and artist teams
across this series, most notably for the final arc once the main workers were placed
on other DC books. We’ll get to them in a minute since naming them will be
going in hand with me fussing about them.
What’s this series about?
Following the Forever Evil event that took place
across several DC books back in 2013/2014, Dick Grayson’s identity as Nightwing
was revealed to the world. As a result of that identity crisis, Dick Grayson
goes undercover to hide his connection to Batman/Bruce Wayne at St. Hadrian’s,
a private finishing school for female supervillains and spies first seen in Batman,
Incorporated. So Dick winds up doing double duty as a spy and as a teacher
to the next generation of spies, all going along with Dick’s globetrotting
adventures as an agent of the mysterious SPYRAL.
With “Series Squee” I’m trying to do something new (that can be regular content) by sharing the love for some of my favorite series so that y’all could get a better look at what I like and why I like it.
Note: in this first installment, I cover horror-fantasy manga Angel Sanctuary and I talk about the series’ weird fascination with incest and a character that is frequently portrayed as a transmisogynistic joke in the series.
I’m bad at describing series, but I’ll copy and paste the description from Wikipedia:
It focuses on Setsuna Mudo, a teenager who learns that he is the reincarnation of an angel who rebelled against Heaven. After the death of his sister, he travels through Hell and Heaven to reunite with her.
With just seven days to find his beloved sister Sara in the afterlife, Setsuna goes to hell, only to find himself sitting in judgment of the very angel who condemned his soul to life after life of suffering. But the only way out of the pit is through it, and how much time can Setsuna waste on revenge? Meanwhile Heaven is falling apart as assassins move in to murder God’s highest ranking angels! Will there be a universe left when-and if-Setsuna gets out?