Saturday, January 28, 2012

JLA - Flash...

The Flash is another cool legacy character. At any given time there could easily be 4 Flashes running around the DC Universe. Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West and Bart Allen have all been the resident speedster at any given time.

I think just because of my age and when I started reading comics, Wally is the Flash Im most familiar with. Though I think the most substantial transition I've read regarding these 4 was Bart leaving behind the childish "Impulse" persona and officially becoming Kid Flash. But that again is mostly due to only reading DC Comics on a regular basis for the last 7-8 years.

Over all I love how Wally adds that much needed light heartedness to the big guns of the JLA team. I also enjoy when writers have been creative with the use of his power and how he defeats his rogues gallery. Very cool stuff! The only books I've read recently that focused on the Flash is the Geoff Johns/ Francis Manapul run on the book. Which does have a great combination of showing him use his powers creatively and give you a sense of his character. It's starts with the trade called "The Flash: The Dasterdly Death of the Rogues" You can get it for 40% off at my blog's sponsor INSTOCK TRADES!

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  1. You Have to read Waid's run on Flash! Johns connected a lot of the dots in the Flash universe, but Waid created all of those dots! Born to Run, The Return of Barry Allen,
    Terminal Velocity, Life Story of the Flash... really you just need to start with issue 73 and keep going! And artists like Greg LaRocque, Mike Wieringo, Salvador Larocca, Oscar Jimenez, and Carlos Pacheco this was the perfect book for years! You are cheating yourself if you don't read these!

    1. Don't forget Pop Mahn, Scott Kolins, Angel Unzenta, and Paul Pelletier.

  2. Congrats on hitting 200 SOTD's!