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Subj: Re: Weren't Wally West And Vandal Savage Major Or Arch-Enemies Post Crisis?
Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 at 08:49:58 pm BST (Viewed 170 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Weren't Wally West And Vandal Savage Major Or Arch-Enemies Post Crisis?
Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 at 01:46:37 pm BST (Viewed 199 times)
It's an interesting point to note that upon reflecting on Wally's debut as The Flash back in 1987 Vandal Savage could indeed be described as his archfoe.
Mike Baron made him Wally's first challenge in his debut two issues as he had a strong history with the Jay and Barry Flashes and was suitably threatening and mysterious as a concept, a very credible opponent for the new Flash - nowhere better put across than in that final page in issue #1. Savage returns later in the year for issues 13 & 14 thereabouts introducing the Velocity 9 drug, he then next appears in the run-up to issue #50, and thereafter I don't think anyone returned to him.
That's a bit of a shame really as while Wally was evolving fast after his fiftieth issue he still didn't have any foe who could be said to be his 'kingpin' figure, and Savage didn't have any other natural place to find a home in at that time.