Originally Posted by Master Zik
Originally Posted by Jays25
Originally Posted by sunshineblotters
Right now the flash movie is the only movie I look fwd to in the entire cu except SS and GLs. Don't mind him being gay at all. But I can understand why hardcover fans would want a true to the original adaptation. But does him being gay or straight make a difference as long as the personality is intact (i.e. not a flamboyant dude who calls attention to his sexually every two seconds)
That's not usually what happens in all honesty. Take Wally West for example. They made him African American in the New 52 comics and along with that they made him a troubled kid who takes part in vandalism. Had his father abandon him and his mom, and made his mom disappear during a supervillain incident. So now he stays with his aunt, again taking part in said vandalism and being arrested by the police, and needs good old saint Barry to swoop in and be his father-figure. Many saw this as DC butchering a fan-favorite character, who had held his own comic book for years after Barry Allen died and arguably done a better job than Barry, and basically making him the same person in name only and making him African American for the sake of diversity purposes. (The fact that DC had already tossed the character aside and subsequently ignored him beforehand when Barry returned to life also didn't help matters)
Though i'm still looking forward to any movie or cartoon with the Flash, as he's one of my top 3 DC heroes.
Damn that sounds like it really sucks.Filled with stereotypical black ppl cliches
. I usually don't agree with it at all but I understand how some of Marvel editorial feels it's better to get a woman to write certain female titles, a black person to write certain black characters, a Latino to write a Latino character, a Muslim to write a muslim character, etc. It usually avoids these cringeworthy pitfalls and brings way more authenticity than these white guys that can't ever get that specific perspective.
On a side note, I feel that overall change with the New 52 was so arbitrary and based off favoritism
for the main writers guiding things. If you gonna start over make Jay Garrick the Flash, the OG especially coming off a few decades with Wally as Flash after Barry died. Same for GL, should've been Alan Scott getting that new start but guys like Geoff have their favorites so the golden age dudes get shoved off in to Earth 2.
Yes to both.
And understand, I like Geoff Johns work on Green Lantern. The entire mega-arc he did was great, and the only reason I don't have it all collected right now is because DC is re-releasing some of it at least in the omnibus format, which I prefer over regular trades. Hal Jordan's my favorite Green Lantern, so I have zero issue with him receiving spotlight. But I don't necessarily think John's gave Kyle Rayner his due. And as you say, if you're going to start over with a reboot, don't half *** it. That's pretty much my biggest problem with the New 52. They talked about wanting to make things more accessible to new readers and start fresh, but neither Batman or Green Lantern really did. Flash is some of the same, keeping Barry Allen around and continuing to act like numerous other people haven't held the title and done well with it. Jay Garrick especially has never once gotten the amount of focus that the others have, only being featured in team books like JSA for the longest time now.
Though really, I didn't like how they changed things and threw all the Golden Age characters back to Earth 2, but in the same book, instead of giving them their own books. I can get that you only want a certain amount of comics at a time, but Jay and Alan at least deserve the chance to have their own titles. I'd in fact probably be more interested if there was a title featuring Barry and then another featuring Jay, just like Batman has Bruce, ****, Jason and his team, etc. That way you can follow whichever character you prefer and tell different stories, but still have overlap to connect everything together now and again.