While looking at this preview of Far Sector, an upcoming Green Lantern comic by N….

While looking at this preview of Far Sector, an upcoming Green Lantern comic by N.K. Jemisin & Jamal Campbell, I had an odd realization.

For years, the DC Universe was a draw for me. By comparison, Marvel felt unfamiliar. And I would read DC comics across the line, and Marvel comics that were off in some corner like Alias (now Jessica Jones).

Since the New 52, I’ve felt less & less connected to the DCU…and now I’m reading DC the way I used to read Marvel.

#comics

PREVIEW: Young Animal’s FAR SECTOR looks very good

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Green Arrow, Azirophale and Crowley from Good Omens, Wonder Woman and Captain America again, and Anger from Inside Out

A few more #cosplay highlights from earlier today at #LongBeachComicCon. #GreenArrow, #Azirophale and #Crowley from #GoodOmens, #WonderWoman and #CaptainAmerica again, and Anger from #InsideOut.

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Green Arrow

#DCComics #MarvelComics #Comics #LBCC #LBCC2019 #ComicCon

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Wonder Woman and Captain America, Gwenpool, Katana, and Ramona Flowers

Some highlights from the #cosplay I saw today at #LongBeachComicCon: #WonderWoman and #CaptainAmerica, #Gwenpool, #Katana, and #RamonaFlowers.

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#DCComics #MarvelComics #ScottPilgrim #Comics #LBCC #LBCC2019 #ComicCon

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Going to miss Vertigo…

Going to miss #Vertigo, but IMO it’s less the name than the editorial independence that matters. Not sure if DC Black Label will have that. #DCComics

https://www.comicsbeat.com/dc-consolidates-publishing/ @comicsbeat

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As for consolidating DC Ink and Zoom into DC Kids…I’ve got to agree with the commenter who points out that it’s likely to turn kids in the 8-12 target audience away from it. Kids that age don’t like feeling talked down to.

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I’m also listening to the audiobook of Final Crisis, which is adapted from the novelization …

I’m also listening to the #audiobook of Final Crisis, which is adapted from the novelization rather than directly from the #comicbook. It fixes a lot of the choppiness and sparseness that made the original hard to follow at times. Narrative fills in which details you need to glean from the artwork.

And of course having it all together avoids the problem of delays between chapters that plagued the original release, though that’s true of the collected edition too.

#comics #dccomics

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But wow, I’m really seeing the parallels with Dark Knights: Metal even more strongly than when I was just comparing to memory.

Barbatos, like Darkseid, takes over the world between issues, and we jump to a handful of heroes mounting a desperate resistance. The lynchpin of the multiverse – conveniently the main DC Earth – is in danger of being pulled “downward” into an unending hell.

They’re a lot more alike than any of the Crisis events are to each other or to Metal.

#comics #DCComics

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Oh, can’t forget fighting twisted versions of the heroes. Except in Final Crisis, it was the actual heroes having been brainwashed, not expendable alternates.

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I caught up on Flash War and its aftermath. I feel like it could have …

I caught up on Flash War and its aftermath. I feel like it could have been epic, but ultimately was just a way to break up #TheFlash family and set up the new Forces.

That’s a problem I’m having with DC #comics lately: Stories don’t feel like they start from the characters and new threats picking up where the previous story left off, they feel like they’re working backward from where everything needs to be to set up the next story and finding a way to get there.

#DCcomics #superheroes

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It’s been like that for a while. It was a problem with Flash: Rebirth, with Countdown, with Full Throttle. I sort of feel like the early New 52 escaped the problem and built more organically, at least some of the books I was reading. But those kept getting cancelled.

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If you compare Final Crisis to Metal, they’re both similar in structure: cosmic threat turns earth into a nightmare between panels, the heroes seek help from the multiverse to restore the world. But Final Crisis *finishes.* Metal sets up the alloys, the Challengers & Hawks, the crack in the Source Wall. It’s more like COIE in the way it works hard to set things up for the coming year(s) of stories.

#comics #dccomics

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How cool would this be? @theflash_ideas

How cool would this be? @theflash_ideas (@get_repost)
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How cool would this be?

#Repost @theflash_ideas (@get_repost)
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53days to get 2788 more supporters! ⚡️Link in @theflash_ideas Bio⚡️ #lego #legoideas #theflash #dccomics #thecw #grantgustin #daniellepanabaker #carlosvaldes #tomcavanagh #legofan #afol #moc #speedster #comic #toy #legostagram #instalego #minifigures #speed #teamflash

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Note: Here’s the direct link to the project, which wasn’t in teh original post due to Instagram’s no-links-in-posts thing.

Flash & Quicksilver at last year’s @wondercon. We’ll be posting photos from this year’s convention over the weekend

Flash & Quicksilver at last year’s @wondercon. We’ll be posting photos from this year’s convention over the weekend

Photo taken at: Wondercon Anaheim Convention Center

#TBT Flash & Quicksilver #cosplay at last year’s @wondercon. We’ll be posting photos from this year’s convention over the weekend!

#theflash #quicksilver #wondercon #jaygarrick #danicawilliams #flashbeyond #wallywest #dccomics #marvelcomics #xmen

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Flash panel at last year’s @wondercon. Keep an eye out for pics from this year’s con

Flash panel at last year’s @wondercon. Keep an eye out for pics from this year’s con

Photo taken at: Wondercon Anaheim Convention Center

#TBT Flash panel at last year’s @wondercon. Keep an eye out for pics from this year’s con!

#theflash #wondercon #dccomics #throwbackthursday #comiccon #comics

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It’s Flash Appreciation Day! Visit our site and eight other fan sites to celebrate the Scarlet Speedster and help the Hero Initiative help comics creators in need

It’s Flash Appreciation Day! Visit our site and eight other fan sites to celebrate the Scarlet Speedster and help the Hero Initiative help comics creators in need

It’s Flash Appreciation Day! Visit our site and eight other fan sites to celebrate the Scarlet Speedster and help the Hero Initiative help comics creators in need!

#theflash #comics #dccomics #jaygarrick #barryallen #wallywest #bartallen #speedsters #heroinitiative #flashappreciationday

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When Barry Met Wally

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Wally West is set to appear on the Flash TV Show in this week’s fall finale, so now is the perfect time to look back at how the first meeting of Barry Allen and Wally West has been portrayed over the years.

Silver Age: Flash #110 (1961)

flash-110-when-barry-met-wally-1The cover features the Weather Wizard in his first appearance, while a backup story introduces Kid Flash. Iris West’s nephew Wally — a huge fan of the Flash — comes to visit her in Central City, and she arranges a surprise: Her friend Barry Allen knows the Flash, and he just might be able to introduce him!

It’s a DC comic from the early 1960s, so Wally is basically the 1950s media ideal of a ten-year-old: Well-mannered and wide-eyed, saying “Gosh!” and “Jumping Jets!” and otherwise waiting for his elders to speak.

flash-110-when-barry-met-wally-2Interestingly, Wally is wearing a bow tie when they meet, but Barry is not.

Barry talks up how the Flash sometimes stops by to use his home lab, and makes a quick-change to surprise the boy, and as he talks about his origin (in surprising detail, minus of course his identity), the accident repeats itself. Wally immediately gains super-speed, and immediately starts speeding around in costume.

Flash #110 – Story: John Broome. Art: Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella.

Post-Crisis: Born to Run / Flash #62 (1992)

born-to-run-when-barry-met-wally-1“Born to Run” is actually the second post-Crisis retelling of their meeting, but the first (Secret Origins Annual #2) didn’t add or change anything.

This time around we get the meeting from Wally’s point of view, set in the 1980s. Wally is visiting his aunt Iris for the whole summer, a welcome escape from the parents who don’t understand him. He sees his idol, the Flash, stop an armed robbery (and actually helps a little), on the way to meet Iris’ fiancé Barry Allen. At first, Wally is thrilled to meet a police officer…only to have his hopes of excitement and danger dashed as Barry turns out to be just a grown-up nerd.

Now it’s Barry who decides to introduce him to the Flash, and this time Wally is skeptical — until the Flash really does show up, and the scene continues much as before. It takes a bit longer for Wally’s speed to kick in, but once it does, he’s off and running.

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Since Wally was the star of the current book at the time, and storytelling had moved toward strong characterization and multi-part stories, “Born to Run” brought a much more interesting presence to both characters. Getting past 1950s archetypes helps as well, and we see the beginnings of the more irreverent, slightly hotheaded Wally who eventually inspired the animated Justice League characterization.

Also worth noting: Wally’s home life has changed drastically. In the 1960s, he grew up in a picture-perfect family. In the late 1980s, that was revealed as a sham. In 1992, the sham was retconned away and his family had always been dysfunctional, with Iris being the only one he could really relate to.

Also: still no bow tie.

Flash #62 – Story: Mark Waid. Art: Greg La Rocque and Jose Marzan, Jr.

New 52: Flash Annual #3 (2013)

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new-52-when-barry-met-wally-2This Wally isn’t a fan of the Flash. In fact, when Barry first runs into him, he’s spray-painting anti-Flash graffiti, because he blames the Flash for not saving his mother when Grodd took over the city for an extended period of time during Forever Evil. Barry is not impressed, and brings him in to the station, where he’s picked up by his aunt Iris, whom he barely knows, but is his only remaining relative. Iris, unable to relate to Wally, convinces Barry to help him out as sort of a big brother.

As far as speed goes, Wally doesn’t pick it up until five years in the future. He’s present when Barry dies in battle, and the power transfers to Wally, who vows to use it as a hero…and to avenge his friend’s death.

It’s a drastic change: We get a Wally who starts out despising the Flash instead of idolizing him, who doesn’t get along with Iris at all, and whose family is not just dysfunctional but full-on broken before he’s orphaned. And of course he’s not a speedster in the present day, only the future.

Flash Annual 3 – Story: Robert Venditti and Van Jensen. Art: Ron Frenz and Livesay.

Flash TV Show (2015)

In this version, Wally West is Iris’ long-lost brother, not her nephew, and a lot closer to her in age. What brings him to Central City, what he thinks of the Flash, and how he gets along with Barry remain to be seen.

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Finally caught a Flash poster in the wild. I’ve seen a freeway billboard and a bus wrap, but couldn’t stop for a picture either time. Moving too fast

Finally caught a Flash poster in the wild. I’ve seen a freeway billboard and a bus wrap, but couldn’t stop for a picture either time.

Moving too fast

Finally caught a Flash poster in the wild. I’ve seen a freeway billboard and a bus wrap, but couldn’t stop for a picture either time.

Moving too fast. 😉 #theflash #barryallen #poster #billboard #superhero #comics #dccomics #flashtvshow #itsgotime

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Jay Garrick couple at @longbeach_cc last year. 2 more days

Jay Garrick couple at @longbeach_cc last year. 2 more days

#TBT Jay Garrick couple at @longbeach_cc last year. 2 more days!

#theflash #cosplay #jaygarrick #lbcc2014 #comics #dccomics #longbeachcomiccon #comiccon #superhero #throwbackthursday

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