Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Barry's Back

Barry Allen was the fastest man in alive. A forensic scientist with a heart of gold, Barry always seemed to be running a little late in life. That was until a fateful accident made him faster than he could possibly imagine. Donning on a gold and scarlet costume, Barry took to the streets fighting crime and righting wrongs for years as The Flash. His colleagues admired him. His city loved him. His nephew idolized him.


In 1986, Barry Allen, died saving the multiple universes from a great evil during the Crisis of the Infinite Earths. His death brought forth the modern age of comics as well as allowed his protege, and nephew, Wally West to step into his yellow boots. For the last twenty-three years, Barry has only appeared in flashback stories, or time travel arcs. Unlike other heroes who have died saving the universe at one point or another and was rewarded with a second chance, Barry's death stuck. Until the Final Crisis.


The 2008-2009 crossover event Final Crisis brought Barry back from the land of the dead. The world had been taken over by evil. Many heroes had fallen in battle. But like the Crisis two decades ago, Barry Allen returned to save the day!


Now, acclaimed fan favorite writer Geoff Johns and artist Ethan Van Sciver, takes the helm integrating Barry Allen back into the DC Universe in the miniseries entitled Flash: Rebirth. A man out of time, has Barry returned to a world that's finally caught up with him? The series explores how Barry copes with this new world, the lives of his loved ones and how his return has affected them, and a mysterious villain killing off fellow speedsters. And most importantly, what will happen to Wally now that his uncle has finally returned to reclaim the mantle of The Flash? Johns and Van Sciver were the creative team that brought fans the successful miniseries Green Lantern: Rebirth. This is the one fans have been waiting 20 years for. Issue #1 is now out in stores!

2 comments:

hostile17 said...

When I was little I used to play superhero and I usually played the Flash and I used my alter ego as Barry Allen. I have missed him. Welcome back Barry Allen, may you stick around a long long time

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