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DC Brings Back Barry Allen

posted Jul 25, 2008, 6:14 AM by Vu Sleeper
From Vu

I saw the news that Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver are bringing back Flash (Barry Allen), see excerpt below.  Although I love Johns' writing and Van Sciver's Bolland-esque detail art style, I have to confess that I'm not thrilled about them bringing back the Flash.  It defeats the whole point of the original Crisis.  I can't say I'm that excited about all the new Crisis series either, it just seems like there is a lack of originality.

DC Brings Back Barry Allen
July 25, 2008

DC Comics made a number of announcements at the San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday none of which was bigger than the news that Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver were bringing back the long dead Silver Age Flash, Barry Allen, in a mini-series entitled Flash: Rebirth, which is slated to debut in early 2009.  Fans will remember that Johns and Van Sciver formed the creative team on the highly successful resurrection of Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern in the similarly titled Green Lantern: Rebirth series from 2005.  Since the Green Lantern is now one of DC’s top titles, Dan Didio and company are clearly hoping that Johns and Van Sciver will be able to perform their magic on the Silver Age Flash who took a “dirt bath” more than two decades ago during the Crisis on Infinite Earth event in 1985.