Random Superhero Comic Thought

A death is the least effective “big reveal” you can do in superhero comics these days. Everyone’s seen it before, and since this past year brought back both Bucky AND Jason Todd, even the previously sacred passings are no longer sancrosact.

Has anyone started speculating on whether the lead in the new Flash series is really Barry Allen yet?

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3 Responses to “Random Superhero Comic Thought”

  1. Jer Says:

    I’m glad we’re finally reaching the point where death in comics has absolutely no meaning at all. I think its a big mistake to try to pretend that a death is “shocking” or anything other than a stunt. These are fictional, corporate-owned characters – any of them that are killed off can be brought back to life at a moment’s notice if its what the company thinks will sell.

  2. James Schee Says:

    Oh yeah, every Flash based board I’ve seen has at least 1 (usually more) threads with speculation of whether it is Barry.

    Especially with it being written by the people behind the Barry Allen Flash tv show.

    But yeah, these days the death thing is so over done that I don’t bat an eye. EIC of the comic companies might say “this time the deaths are for real!” Yet as they prove themselves with the deaths they have undone, if a creator comes with what looks to be a lucrative idea any character can and will come back.

  3. Kelson Says:

    The Barry theory has been floating around since Countdown to Infinite Crisis. Actually, now that I think about it, it’s been floating around since we learned DC was working on a “Crisis II” and figured there was a good chance Wally would be replaced. Barry fans pointed to Green Lantern: Rebirth, and speculation started going wild.

    I’ve dropped out of the message board scene for the last couple of months, but last I looked the front-runners were still Barry and Bart.

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