Talking Flash with Geoff Johns

Just a quick note since I’m kind of swamped today. DC has posted the first half of a two-part interview with Geoff Johns where he talks about his history with the Flash back to watching Challenge of the Super Friends and what he likes about the character. On the new series, he says:

All you need to know when you read the Flash #1 is how to read. Flash 101, and a few twists and turns, are within the pages. Francis did a stunning job, raising his art even from the amazing Adventure Comics.

On a key characteristic of Barry Allen:

Barry Allen is someone who has made a decision to help others during his own life and he made that decision even before he became the Flash.

The Rogues of course will be a big part of the new series, but they won’t be the only villains:

Barry will be meeting some new villains, one in particular that is going to be the strangest killer he’s ever faced. And I think with 64th Century magicians and talking gorillas that’s saying a lot.

Head over to The Source to read the whole interview. Or the whole first half, anyway. Part two goes up tomorrow.

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3 thoughts on “Talking Flash with Geoff Johns

  1. Will

    I am becoming depressed over how little I have been reading these excerpts. Although I have your blog in my RSS reader (and always will), I am spending less and less time reading through your posts. It’s absolutely nothing to do with you though. It’s to the contrary in everything that DC is doing to The Flash. My lifelong obsession is continuing to dwindle at an alarming rate!

    Keep up the good work though, hopefully I’ll come around at some point!

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  2. I.Strange

    I love this whole paragraph, especially the last two sentences:

    GJ: I think deep down we all want to be the best we can be. I find characters who acknowledge that and attempt to do that inspiring and relatable. Barry Allen is someone who has made a decision to help others during his own life and he made that decision even before he became the Flash. To me, that speaks volumes about the kind of person he is. The Flash moves ahead in life, despite the things that knock him down. That’s the hero I want to look up to and the hero that will inspire us all to be better people.

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  3. papa zero

    I’m happy to hear the air of optimism in reflections on the character.

    The greater focus on the crime lab and killers as well as threat of the villains as presented in Rebirth definitely suggests some darkness but what little glimpse we’ve had thus far seems like a very fun approach.

    Hopefully we can get some occasional storylines of substance that don’t require death and destruction! 😛

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