Posted my late Flash (Flash is always late, isn’t he?) on Comic Twart.
The Flash is one of my favourite characters. As a kid, I used to read the Flash at around the tail end of the Infantino run. The “Trial of Barry Allen” arc, I think. I still remember the issue where the Flash was racing against time to save Fiona Webb, who sealed herself up in a sensory deprivation chamber after being trapped in a rockslide or something… I don’t know. I might be making all of this up. Still, I was fascinated by this guy who, at the point I first read about him, had been through a hell of a lot.
I read about him next at around Crisis. In fact, I read the issues where he was already dead first as I couldn’t find the issues to fill my run until later. He always seemed to be a guy doing huge and great things, and paying the price for it.
Hm. It’s late and I seem to be rambling. I can probably talk about the Flash for hours, though. I’ll leave it with this: my favourite Flash story of all time is Mark Waid’s “Return of Barry Allen”. Not only is it a great superhero adventure story but it also contains everything essential about a great story, period. People interested in the character would do very well to get a copy of that story and read it.
Anyway, that’s it.
Superman: Sure officer I’ll put the man down…just as soon as he makes a full confession to someone who still believes the law works the same for the rich and poor alike.
i knew there was nothing to worry about. even with all the bravado, he still knows what matters most.
“If anyone in the world’s been bullied, then Superman exists to take out the bully, no matter how big or smart or armed that bully might be,”
“A lot of people were losing their jobs and losing their livelihood [in the 1930s], and a lot of people were realizing there was corruption in high places,” Morrison said. “I think we’re at that time again.”
“Superman is just a guy who is very young at this point, and he has big ideas about what is right and wrong, and he has the power to implement those ideas.”
Superman doesn’t have the elderly Kents urging him to make nice with the world.
“It means that he can maybe go a little too far. To a certain extent, he enjoys being on his own because no one can get hurt and it’s all down to him. But at the same time, that means there’s no limit on him as he loses his temper.”
“So what we’re trying to do is bring back that proactive Superman, but also allow him to change and to make these mistakes and to get beaten up a bit, and to have to come back and rethink his mission,”
“I wanted to see him sweat a little and to bleed a little, and to restore him to a kind of humanity that we could all understand before moving him on.”
Evan “Doc” Shaner says:
“Nate Cosby, the writer I’m working with on Buddy Cops, has been doing these small quotes from different characters as if he were writing them. After begging him to do one for Cap, he wrote this. Taking a quick break the other night, I thought this would be fun to adapt to a 6-panel comic and practice a little “acting”. The end result is the comic above.”
Forgive us a moment for partaking in meme humor, but we had this idea and I really wanted to see Chris draw it SO HERE WE ARE.
If you’re in the dark as to what we’re referring to, there’s an old phrase called ‘caviar problems’ or, more recently, ‘first world problems’, which refer to the shit we hate, but in the context of our privileged American backgrounds.
I don’t know why I explained all that. Most of you will know what it means. But it’s Christmas time and I give you the gift of an explanation.
Batteries not included.