Now we know why the last two runs of The Flash have been so bad. DC wanted us to hate Bart and this new run so much that we would cheer when they brought Barry back. Gotta hand it to the big wigs at DC-didn't see that one coming!
> Now we know why the last two runs of The Flash have been so bad. DC wanted us to hate Bart and this new run so much that we would cheer when they brought Barry back. Gotta hand it to the big wigs at DC-didn't see that one coming!
You know, this makes me really angry. Wally has been solidly established as the Flash for way too long for this to happen. They took all meaning from every great story Kyle was a part of when they brought back Hal. You KNOW that they are going to do the exact smae thing now with Wally. They have been producing crap in the Flash comics just to make Barry look that much better in his return. Wally is too good for this. He's one of the best written and most in depth heroes in all of comics. His developement from Kid Flash to now is rivalled in the DCU only by Nightwing.
Aside from his death in Crisis, was there EVER any truly great, truly epic Flash story when Barry was wearing the mask? Barry is a much more compelling character when he is dead, and an inspiration to Wally. I know that the writing style and the stories told were different then, but really... Wally has been the star of every great Flash story ever written. So many writers have spent so much time developing his family, his continuity, his developement as a hero, his supporting cast (the most solid in superhero comics IMO), and all of that is going to be cheapened the second Barry takes over the book. As a solid reader of Flash for the last 23 years, if this is what happens, I'm out. :-@