Flash cowriter Brian Buccellato talks to Newsarama about the Flash’s role in Batman: Zero Year — or rather Barry Allen’s role — and about the three Villains Month one-shots featuring the Reverse-Flash, Rogues, and Gorilla Grodd.
Most interesting is what he says about Zero Year:
Well, I guess I can reveal one of the other characters. Our Zero Year issue is an important chapter in the history of Barry and Iris. And it ends with an important moment that took place in the past.
The Zero Year issue will sort of explain why Iris feels the way she does. She goes to Gotham as a young reporter, and the two of them get involved in this adventure in Gotham City.
Another standout: his comments on how the Rogues differ from other villains.
The Rogues don’t want to run the world. They don’t want that. They have no evil machinations. They just want to clock in and do their job, which happens to be stealing stuff and robbing and getting money. That’s what they do. And then they want to clock out and have a beer and play pool and enjoy themselves. They’re working class villains. And they really don’t want the world handed to them on a platter.
Read the whole interview at Newsarama.
I like the comment about the rogues being working class villians! I think that’s a very accurate portrayal.