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Subj: Re: DC's new generation back in the day
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 at 05:43:58 pm EDT (Viewed 75 times)
Reply Subj: Re: DC's new generation back in the day
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 at 02:38:41 pm EDT (Viewed 83 times)
Quote: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.
Understandable. I know you said you've been reading Silver Age Barry. Probably the first Flash comic I ever read was Crisis on Infinite Earths where he dies. Going forward, he was dead and major character deaths weren't so easily reversed, so I suppose having Wally look to him for inspiration was the silver lining. It's just the status quo I was familiar with and liked.
Still, if you bring back Barry you might as well turn Wally back into a teen, so they have a different role in the story. That doesn't leave much place for Impulse who was a better character than Wally Post-Crisis, in my opinion.