|Eighties and Nineties Message Board >> View Post|
Subj: Re: DC's new generation back in the day
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 at 02:38:41 pm EDT (Viewed 163 times)
Reply Subj: Re: DC's new generation back in the day
Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 at 02:46:21 pm EDT (Viewed 156 times)
Quote:Just like I really preferred a dead Barry Allen. Granted, I grew up after he was out of the comics so I didn't miss him. But it seems like you had a place for a lot of characters in the Flash family. Jay was the elder mentor, Barry was the dead father figure, Wally was the new adult trying to live up to Barry's memory, then they brought in Bart as the new kid. Four characters with four different places in the myth. When they brought back Barry it seemed like redundancy, he and Wally were too similar. At least before that when they grew up Bart into an adult, it was only after Wally was out of the picture. I don't even know about New 52, it's just Barry with Wally as Kid Flash right? Seems like such a step backwards. I can understand streamlining a bit, but I don't ever really see the point of rebooting and throwing out all that rich history.
I think the problem is if you like a particular hero you really don't want them to die just so they can serve as their replacement's object lesson. It almost seems to compound the annoyance seeing the replacement get all the glory while the original that you like isn't being used.
I know I felt that way about Sam Alexander as Nova over at Marvel.