Random Blogness: The Flash and the Dumbest Idea Ever
Flashpoint is the big DC event for the summer. As with most comic crossover events, I’m not really keeping up on it. However, I did get a look at some of the closing pages of Flashpoint #2, and it made me laugh quite a bit.
In a nutshell, Flashpoint‘s plot is that Professor Zoom, a villain of the Flash’s, has gone back in time and mucked around with things quite a bit, turning heroes into villains and villains into heroes as a result. Aquaman and Wonder Woman are engaged in a war that threatens several continents, Batman is actually a murderous Thomas Wayne, and other odd stuff. In the case of Barry Allen, aka the Flash, he never got his superpowers. He’s also one of the only people who realizes how messed up the world is, and he’s out to fix it. But first, he plans on recreating the accident that turned him into the Flash. It apparently doesn’t occur to Barry that an origin of, “I spilled a bunch of toxic chemicals on myself and then got struck by lightning” isn’t something he should try to go through again. So we get the following pages:
Barry Allen: He might have called himself the Flash, but he wasn’t exactly the brightest bulb in the box.