Crimson Lightning Returns

The blog Crimson Lightning chronicled the adventures of the Scarlet Speedster for just over a year, from July 2006 through August 2007. Brian Dixon (who has also indexed most of Flash v.2 and all of Flash: The Fastest Man Alive) provided commentary, historical notes, and links to Flash-related news. Early last year, he embarked on a project to review every episode of the 1990 Flash TV series.

A year ago, 2/3 of the way through the TV project, he stopped updating the blog. His last post was August 24, a year ago yesterday. Crimson Lightning was actually part of what inspired me to launch Speed Force. Its demise had left a vacuum to be filled.

Dixon posted again today, declaring his intent to pick up the blog again.

At the very least, I vow to complete my project of cataloguing and reviewing the episodes of The Flash television series. I’d also like to offer occasional commentary, panels and pages, and general tomfoolery when time allows for it, particularly since the coming months promise big things for the Flash family. Indeed, although the comic book crossovers of the modern era take themselves deathly seriously, I’m interested in reminding everyone–myself included–why we all turned to comic books in the first place. Superheroes are fun, they make us smile. Comic blogs should make us smile, too.

Welcome back!


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