The results are in, and Speed Force readers’ favorite Flash story of 2012 was….
Young Justice: Bloodlines! This episode of the animated TV series featured for the first time ever four generations of Flashes in the same episode: Jay Garrick and Barry Allen as the Flash, Wally West as Kid Flash, and Bart Allen as Impulse.
The top comic book story was Flash #0, retelling the origin of Barry Allen.
Here are the full results of the poll.
|Young Justice: Bloodlines||30||23%|
|Flash #0 (Origin)||23||17%|
|Young Justice: Coldhearted||17||13%|
|Flash Annual (Rogues)||13||10%|
|Earth 2 #2 (Jay Garrick’s Origin)||11||8%|
|Flash #6-7 (Captain Cold)||9||7%|
|Flash #13-14 (Gorilla Warfare)||8||6%|
|Flash #10 (Weather Wizard)||4||3%|
|Flash #12 (Glider)||3||2%|
|Flash #11 (Heat Wave)||3||2%|
|Flash #9 (Gorilla Grodd)||2||2%|
|Flash #8 (Turbine)||2||2%|
The “Other” choices were interesting, including two write-in votes for DC Universe Presents #12 (Kid Flash), which I literally thought of adding about 30 seconds after the poll went live, and several expressing dissatisfaction with the current book.
- The one where Wally West was re-introduced in the New 52, exactly the same way as he appeared pre-Flashpoint.
- They all made me sad and unhappy.
- Comixology reprints Flash 48-50 Wally west stops Vandal Savage and gets “the Shiny Suit” that he would wear icionically until Flash #107
- Absolutely Nothing; No Wally West Flash means no favorite story of 2012.
- Didn’t like any of it.
It’s much more varied than last year’s poll, though since 2011 was dominated by Flashpoint and the launch of the New 52, that’s understandable.