Speed Reading: Kolins, Johns, Morrison

IGN is running an interview, the Geoff Johns Marathon, in which the writer talks about just about everything he’s working on, including Flash: Rebirth (via trmnlvlctyyy at Comic Bloc). Among other things, he writes:

Right now I’m looking at the Flash with Rebirth, and I want to see how I can make this mythology even bigger. It’s already huge. The Flash has an awesome base, so cracking it open even more has been an incredible challenge.


The Flash has always been my favorite character since I was a kid. And it’s fun to get back to writing Wally West. I wrote him for five years. To get back to him and then write Barry Allen. Like I said earlier, I get to take what I’ve learned over the last several years writing comics and apply it to the Flash. Because I started writing the Flash almost when I started writing comics, and now I get to look at everything I’ve done to this point and see how I can apply that onto my original work on the character. I want to continue to elevate my writing, and hopefully I’ll achieve that.

Newsarama interviews artist Scott Kolins on Faces of Evil: Grundy, which reunites him with Flash and Final Crisis: Rogues’ Revenge collaborator Geoff Johns.

Finally, MTV’s Splash Page wonders why Grant Morrison can’t talk about a Flash movie, given the number of NDAs he’s signed in connection with various film projects. [Edit: Since the original page has vanished, I’m attaching a quote from the Google cache so you can have a little context. Thanks, Rockin’ Rich.]

“Yeah, that’s the kind of thing I can’t talk about,” Morrison said. “Yes, I have talked to them. I’m deeply involved in those discussions. I know what’s going down with all of that, and it’s actually really exciting. But beyond that, I can’t say anything. I wish I could tell you. I’m sure announcements will probably be made at some point, but I can’t say anything.”


12 thoughts on “Speed Reading: Kolins, Johns, Morrison

  1. Kelson Post author

    Yeah… to get back to Wally “and then to write Barry Allen.” There’s no doubt Wally will be in Flash: Rebirth, but it’s less certain that we’ll be seeing much of him outside of The Titans once the relaunched monthly gets going.

  2. Jason West

    @Kelson: God, i hope you’re wrong…i’ve become impartial over the past couple of months: i simply love The Flash. they’re all amazing in their own way. BUT. my fave is Wally West. he’s what got me into comics. so, i really hope we have nothing to worry about, Wally-wise. (i am NOT picking up Titans unless Geoff Johns starts penning it!)

    @Brandan: eh. only semi-amazing. a Geoff Johns-penned script would be fan-freakin-tastic!

    .-= Jason West’s latest blog post: Geoff and EVS =-.

  3. Kelson Post author

    That is odd!

    Rich, I hope you don’t mind that I edited your comment a bit. In the past I’ve run into issues where some browsers (*cough*IE6*cough*) couldn’t handle the long, non-wrapping line with a similar layout, and I wanted to make sure it didn’t cause any problems like that.

  4. Brandan

    MTV Splash has never been too reliable in the first place. Not that I believe they cooked up the story, but a lot of their stuff has been debunked recently.

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