Results: Favorite Flash Stories of 2011

The results are in! Here are readers’ favorite Flash stories from 2011, as voted on at twtpoll:

Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato’s current New 52 storyline, “Mob Rule,” is the clear winner, with Flashpoint taking a solid second-place spot and the DC Retroactive: The Flash 1980s special a respectable third. the 1990s Retroactive book and Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost round out the top 5, with the rest of the stories — including the second half of the Geoff Johns’ run on the regular series — barely represented at all.

Full results after the jump.

Story Votes
Mob Rule* 71 36%
Flashpoint 41 21%
DC Retroactive: The Flash 1980s 30 15%
DC Retroactive: The Flash 1990s 15 8%
Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost 9 5%
I didn’t like any Flash stories this year. 9 5%
The Road to Flashpoint 4 2%
Flashpoint: Citizen Cold 4 2%
DC Retroactive: The Flash 1970s 4 2%
Other (write-in)*

  • Young Justice issue 0
  • That one Wally West Story – oh wait, that never happened.
  • the return of wally west
3 2%
Superman #709 (race with the Flash) 2 1%
All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #3 (team-up with Flash) 1 <1%
Superboy #5 (race with Kid Flash) 1 <1%
Tiny Titans #41: The All-Flash Issue 1 <1%
Total 195

*Note: I moved one of the “Other” votes to “Mob Rule” since the reader entered “New 52 Flash”


12 thoughts on “Results: Favorite Flash Stories of 2011

  1. Brian Fowler

    Surprised Mob Rule is running away with this so far.

    Retroactive 80’s was, imo, literally the best Flash story in the last 4 or 5 years, at least.

  2. Kyer

    I’ve noticed with polls that recent memory seems to play the biggest factor. If two really good stories were put out, the last one is the one that will get the most votes regardless of anything else.

    I voted for the 80’s retro, but then I haven’t seen anything much more than the previews of the Flash stories. Wouldn’t touch the Flashpoint anythings with a ten-foot-pole doused with antiseptic.

  3. Imitorar

    I went with Mob Rule. The ’80s Retroactive was good, but I don’t like that early era of Wally’s book much. I nearly went for Superman #709, but that’s not really a Flash story. It’s a Superman story guest-starring the Flash.

    As to The Road to Flashpoint, well, the first issue was very good. Why someone would vote for it, though, I can’t imagine.

  4. flashfan

    So…I just typed a very well written comment, but didn’t fill my email in, so it was deleted.. But, I’ll try again.

    I voted for superboy #5 mainly because I’ve been reading Impulse, Young Justice, and Teen Titans over the past couple of months, and have developed much love for Bart Allen.

    For the future, I’m not interested in the new 52 The Flash so much, because, to me, Wally West was the flash I grew up with and loved (Although I do consider early Wally a bit whiney, self-obsorbed and frustrating, but that stems from me knowing what he becomes later on). The JL and JLU cartoon series is what started my interest in The Flash.
    In saying that, I will be reading The Flash and Teen Titans, mainly so I can see if there will be any interaction between Bart and Barry. I’m very interested in Bart’s storyline in the new 52 (is he from the future, or is the name a coincidence?). It would be interesting to see what titles people are most anticipating for 2012. For me, like I said, it will pretty much be TT….and maybe Blue Beetle.

    Lets hope this posts >>

    1. Kelson Post author

      I’m so sorry it ate your first comment. It should have still been there when you hit the back button, but I can see that it’s not working properly. I’ll see what I can do to fix that.

      1. flashfan

        Sorry, hope I didn’t come off angry. It tends to happen to me a lot, so much so that I normally copy the comment I’ve written before posting it! Haha. The comment section must be my evil nemisis.

  5. Jay C. Flashfan

    This is a bit late but I’m catching up on Flash issues as I’ve stepped away for a few years. My favorite non-2011 Flash that I’ve read recently is Flash TMA #13, 2007 (the death of Bart Allen). There was something very M. Night Shyamalan-ish about the storytelling.

    Lots of catching up to do. Off to read Final Crisis, Rebirth, Blackest Night, and Flash Point. I hope it keeps getting better.


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