Changes Coming to the Flash Comics

Van Jensen, half of the current Flash comic book writing team, has announced that he’s leaving the book after Flash #51.

As for the future, a bigger change is in the works. DC has teased some sort of “Rebirth”. Those original New 52 series are almost to issue 52. And another long-running creative team, Snyder and Capullo, are leaving Batman the same month.

There are rumors of a relaunch refocusing DC’s comics line to emphasize those characters who have the most media presence: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad in this year’s movies, Flash, Arrow and presumably Supergirl in TV. This of course has led to speculation of a return to previous continuity, though that seems more like wishful thinking to me than anything solid.

That said, superhero comics are wrapped in an ever-tightening circle of nostalgia, with new ideas jettisoned for old ones on a regular basis. Whether you consider this a return to form or a step backwards depends on whether you liked the particular changes involved.

One thought on “Changes Coming to the Flash Comics

  1. Steve

    I doubt it’s the return to continuity most are hoping for. Personally, i think the new Wally West deserves a chance, but ironically, it seems to be the editors who are most responsible for holding him back. There are still reports of blowback every time a creator wants to return him to costumed action or adventures.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *