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servo


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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So I decided to check out Flash #50 since it was advertised as the end of the Flash Wars that been getting a lot of publicity lately. After reading it, I went to this message board and found nothing for the last five issues except a thread from #49 about whether the age-old "Flash/Superman: who's faster?" question had finally been answered - which appears to have little to do with the current story.

So is it just that the TV series is so interesting compared to the comic, or is the comic storyline not worth talking much about? Thanks!



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Reverend Meteor


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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    So I decided to check out Flash #50 since it was advertised as the end of the Flash Wars that been getting a lot of publicity lately. After reading it, I went to this message board and found nothing for the last five issues except a thread from #49 about whether the age-old "Flash/Superman: who's faster?" question had finally been answered - which appears to have little to do with the current story.



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    So is it just that the TV series is so interesting compared to the comic, or is the comic storyline not worth talking much about? Thanks!


I would read the comic but I find the current art dreadful.

I liked the Silver Age Barry stuff and the 80's-90's Wally comics...but that's about it. New 52 and onward I haven't read.





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Daveym 

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Location: Lancashire
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008



I have reviewed the book occasionally, I'm just behind on my reading!

I'm not particularly a fan of the current status-quo of Wally and Barry so seeing the two at war does not a lot for me. I think on balance it was a mistake to bring Wally back, he fits with the Titans line up Dan Abnett reintroduced yes, but with a new younger Wally West and Barry Allen as The Flash older Wally is surplus to any requirements, beyond the Titans book that is. Make no mistake - I think Wally is the by far better character over Barry, but DC have strong commercial reasons for backing Barry and Wally will therefore never really be able to be treated with the due he actually deserves in the DCU. He's sort of become the 'Captain Marvel' to Superman... doomed always to be in that deep shadow and kept from reaching what is his potential in the DCU.



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Dakota


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008



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    So I decided to check out Flash #50 since it was advertised as the end of the Flash Wars that been getting a lot of publicity lately. After reading it, I went to this message board and found nothing for the last five issues except a thread from #49 about whether the age-old "Flash/Superman: who's faster?" question had finally been answered - which appears to have little to do with the current story.



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    So is it just that the TV series is so interesting compared to the comic, or is the comic storyline not worth talking much about? Thanks!


These comicboards overall seem to have less traffic than 10+ years ago, as least some of them. Once the TV show started, most conversation on this board turned towards the show. I read the comic, and like the writing. The art ranges from OK to bad.
Sales seem pretty good for modern times, around 46,000 copies sold for each issue (that is double what the Green Lantern books have been getting, which I also read), so it is getting read, just not inspiring people to write about it.




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Knight


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008



I don't read the Flash because the art, at least for a while, has been butt ugly. Plus, with Barry keeping secrets to the point it hurts his loved ones, it makes him look like a total jerk for not telling them even WHEN they already know and they ask him about it and he STILL DOESN'T TELL THEM! Plus, with Barry acting more like Batman in a red costume rather than the optimistic hero I know, I've just been completely turned off by Barry Allen. And that's why I haven't bothered reading the comic because it ain't worth it.





It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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