A few years back, when there was first talk about a TV show based on The Flash, I remember hearing people say that the character could get a stronger foothold with the American public in a time when shows like CSI were so popular. The argument was that people would have an easier time getting their heads around the idea that Barry Allen was a police scientist, and that blew my mind. I mean, is the day job really the thing that people should be interested in when they're watching The Flash? Isn't the part where he can run super-fast and fight guys with ice guns the more important part of that whole franchise?
Besides, I think we can all agree that it was way better back in 1991, when the Flash worked for the IRS as the world's first superhero taxman.
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On Tuesday morning DC announced titles, teams, and plot outlines for ten of its forty planned two-issue Convergence mini-series, which will coincide with the publisher's big event comic next spring and take the place of its regular monthly output. From the looks of it, there's plenty of fan-service involved for people who loved pre-New 52 DC continuity.
Not only is Renee Montoya getting her own two issues as The Question, written by Greg Rucka -- who initially put Montoya in that role -- and drawn by Cully Hamner; but there's a Stephanie Brown Batgirl series, a Nightwing/Oracle wedding story, a Wally West story, a Superman/Lois Lane marriage series, a Bruce/Damian Batman & Robin series, and so on.
When DC Comics launched its New 52 initiative in 2011, rebooting and updating the entire DC Universe, it meant making a number of big changes, from dissolving Superman's marriage to Lois Lane to Barbara Gordon's return as Batgirl. And one of the more widely discussed changes among a large portion of DC readers was the decision to eliminate Wally West from continuity, leaving Barry Allen as the only Flash.
But like so many heroes in comics who have disappeared for some time, his return was all but inevitable, and DC Comics has announced today that Wally will return to the pages of the Flash this spring.
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John Trumbull has gotten a bit of attention lately. A regular contributor to The Line It Is Drawn, a weekly art feature for the Comic Book Resources blog "Comics Should Be Good," a recent submission by Trumbull garnered far more discussion than he was likely expecting. Inspired by John Byrne and Terry Austin's famous cover from Uncanny X-Men #141, Trumbull created a New 52 spoof that features Wally
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Q: Which superhero identity change do you think has been the most beneficial to the character? The most damaging? -- @bryesque
A: With all the hubbub surrounding the reveal of the new Ultimate Spider-Man this week, it's no wonder that the idea of identities and legacy
DC's second panel of Comic-Con 2011, "DC: The New 52," was the first panel of the convention where DC took questions about its September relaunch. On the panel were Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras, Executive Editor Eddie Berganza, Justice League International writer and Green Arrow artist Dan Jurgens, Captain Atom artist Freddie Williams II, Captain Atom and Green Arrow writer J.T. Krul, Legion of Super-Heroes and Huntress
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