Flash Hints from C2E2

DC has been really cagey with Flash news lately, since the new direction is just getting started, but they’ve let a few hints slip at C2E2. Here’s a round-up from Newsarama and CBR’s coverage of the event.

DC Nation was light on Flash information…though Dan Didio joked that “as far as dead meaning dead in the DCU, once we get to Nightwing and Wally West, yes.”

At the Brightest Day panel on Saturday, Geoff Johns answered a fan who was upset that Flash #1 had a “Brightest Day” banner, but didn’t tie into the book:

Johns said, “It was a good issue, wasn’t is?” before explaining that the book would tie in to what happens in “Brightest Day” in some small ways, though “I didn’t want to start Flash #1 with a white power battery. I wanted him to fight the Trickster.” Sattler added “The bannering on the books is about a theme in the DCU…the stories are important to Brightest Day’s central story.”

He told another fan, who was confused about the number of Zooms running around, “If you look at Reverse Flash, I try to do everything in reverse…”

At the DC Universe panel, Ian Sattler answered a question about a Flash Secret Origin story by saying, “Sooner than you think.” Wally West will make an appearance in Justice League.

Robinson also said that he’s “very excited about bringing Jesse Quick to the team.”

Finally, at Sunday’s Flash/Green Lantern panel, Geoff Johns declined to answer questions about the current arc or about Flashpoint. He has plans for Wally West and the West Twins. We will “eventually” see the Tornado Twins and John Fox, but there are no plans for Inertia (he’s “really dead”) or Walter West (“but never say never”).

Someone else asked why the resurrected Captain Boomerang is already in jail, “Or is this based on his previous crimes?” Johns said yes. “Is there a legal precedent in the DCU for culpability for crimes you’ve committed before you’re resurrected?” “I’ll have Boomerang complain to the guards.”

The most interesting remark I found in the write-up was this:

“The Rogues always told Wally there was a mutual respect between them and Barry, and that was a lie.”

The funniest, though: Someone asked about Mopee. No one on the panel knew who he was, except Geoff Johns, who sighed and joked that he’ll be in issue #715.


9 thoughts on “Flash Hints from C2E2

  1. Craig

    I’m surprised no one at the con mentioned Wally West’s appearance in Magog #11 (listed in the July solicits), especially since its written and drawn by former Flash artist Scott Kolins.

  2. Touch of Grey

    We will “eventually” see the Tornado Twins and John Fox, but there are no plans for Inertia (he’s “really dead”) or Walter West (“but never say never”).

    I will never lose faith in my crackpot theory about how Thad could have survived being beat to death.

    Some days, it’s the only thing that keeps me reading comics.

    1. Perplexio

      If Prof. Zoom can change the past he can go back and rescue Thad before he gets pummeled to death by the rogues.

      But until that happens Thad is dead. I don’t think there’s any way DC could explain how someone could survive being beaten to death that wouldn’t pose a challenge to most comic readers suspension of disbelief.
      .-= Perplexio’s latest blog post: Harry Chapin – Sniper and Other Love Songs (1972) =-.

  3. Omar Karindu

    Given how often villains seemingly die only to return, I suppose there’d have to be DCU law dealing with resurrectees. I believe a few stories have mentioned the legalities surrounding heroes who pop back up.


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