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Yossarian1373

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tonystark61

Subj: Re: Bad art and bad idea.
Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 at 07:39:36 pm BST
Reply Subj: Bad art and bad idea.
Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 at 05:39:01 am BST

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> > Oh...this is so STUPID. The Brady Bunch Flash. I can see a sitcom sometime in the future on the Family Cable Channel Network. Is this the best that you could come up with, Waid? Do you really enjoy writing this swill? As if the Bart Beaver Cleaver days weren't bad enough. What a horrible time to be a Flash Fan. Such a letdown. Sheesh.

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> First of all, the art was horrible. Terrible. And this is a Mark Waid storyline? Hard to believe. They would have been much better off letting Bart live and continue the story they had going. It was far superior.



I flipped through the book at the shop today and was shocked by how bad the art was and laughed at how stupid the idea of a family of superheroes was. I put the book back and immediately dropped Flash from my pull list. What audience was DC aiming for? Certainly not Flash fans.



First, I think we need to relax a bit. It's one issue. Generally, monthlies aren't written to be "done in one"s anymore. So, you need to give the team a chance to finish one story before passing any sort of accurate judgment. The new art will probably improve in time or they'll replace Acuna. Personally, I'm always up for new perspectives on drawing the Flash and some of the coloring effects in this issue were neat, particularly when Wally's trying to escape the squid-looking guy.

Second, Flash family. The kids having powers are a natural progression of Wally's story. Through his entire run, especially under Waid's writing, there has been a large focus on Wally maturing as a super-hero and as a person. He's married. He and Linda had already had children. There are a few different directions you can go in with children: powers vs no powers, the kids being in constant jeopardy, non-powered kids dealing with superparents, etc. I think it's a good idea making these kids a large part of Wally's superhero career. Because the alternative is to have him be constantly asking himself if he's being a good father while he's running around saving lives and, as everyone pointed out during Bart's run, Flash should be as melodrama free as possible. And looking at this as "Brady Bunch Flash" is kinda the glass is half empty approach. Batman's had kid sidekicks forever and they created great stories and ideas. Hell, if it weren't for superpowered kids, Wally wouldn't exist. Why not try the glass is half full: The Incredibles + Flash = pretty sweet comic potential.

Again, this is the first issue. Personally, I think it's a start. Probably too low key a start but there are some good ideas here. But, it could turn out that all these ideas were dumb and they'll fail miserably. But how about we wait until they have failed before lodging so many complaints?



> > > Oh...this is so STUPID. The Brady Bunch Flash. I can see a sitcom sometime in the future on the Family Cable Channel Network. Is this the best that you could come up with, Waid? Do you really enjoy writing this swill? As if the Bart Beaver Cleaver days weren't bad enough. What a horrible time to be a Flash Fan. Such a letdown. Sheesh.
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