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Subj: Re: DC's new generation back in the day
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 at 09:14:37 pm EDT (Viewed 82 times)
Reply Subj: Re: DC's new generation back in the day
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 at 05:43:58 pm EDT (Viewed 90 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.
Quote: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.
If I'm being honest post crisis Wally is the one I found interesting. The Silver Age Barry stories were great...but not BECAUSE of Barry. He just has great Rogues IMO and those stories were just really nifty and mostly self contained.
I can see why people didn't like Barry being killed off. My opinion is that Wally as a character was better Post Crisis (those early Wolfman era Titan stories he was a bit of a brat IMO)...but his solo title just wasn't as fun as those Silver Age Barry stories. So Wally had involved into an interesting character but I wasn't always interested in the plots he was put through.