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Ancient One

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Bobby H

Member Since: Fri Oct 03, 2008
Posts: 496
Subj: Re: Dan DiDio has left DC Comics.
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 at 08:34:12 pm EST (Viewed 141 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Dan DiDio has left DC Comics.
Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 at 02:44:07 pm EST (Viewed 157 times)

    I was never a big fan, but unfortunately I'm also quite cynical. I have a bad feeling that his replacement will make me long for the good old days of Dan DiDio.

    To me his legacy will be bringing back Barry Allen unnecessarily

    The one good thing he did (IMO) was giving the go-ahead to bring back Hal Jordan

I've never understood this ambivalence towards Barry Allen.

Yes, it's true that his book wasn't great in the 1970's and 80's but then, neither was Hal Jordan's.

I think the only reason Hal is lauded today while Barry isn't, is they didn't kill Hal in the Crisis. He survived and went on to have better stories written about him in the late 80's and 90's. Barry never had that opportunity.

But let's not forget that Hal Jordan is the only major character in DC's catalogue who makes no appearance in Crisis on Infinte Earths. Not one solitary panel features him.

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