The Flash


As you can tell I like The Flash.

My memory is going, but one of the very first comic books that I ever got was this Brave & the Bold.  It had Jim Aparo doing the art.  Loved the scene where The Flash while carrying Batman vibrates through a wall to get into the disco club.


Crisis on Infinite Earths was just great for a geek like me.  It had every superhero that loved in it!  I was huge DC fan.  And what made this even better was it had my favourite artist doing the pencils, George Perez.  To this day still love his work.  I remember buying this book on the newsstand.  With the newsstand you had no clue to what was going to happen with the next issue.  So when each issue came out I was in a huge shock just by looking at the cover.   So when issue 8 came out, I did not know what to do.  In the previous issue they had just killed off Supergirl.  Who cares, it was Supergirl.  Issue 8’s cover need no explaining, I knew what was coming at the end of the issue.  It was a great story.  Great way for a hero to die.

The Flash comic book, written by Cary Bates and pencilled by Carmine Infantino.  There was a love and hate relationship at this time with Infantino’s artwork.  I did not hate it, yet there was something to it.  Those square jaws and wavy hair on everyone.  Took me years to realize that he was a very gifted artist (same way people see Picasso when he started doing cubism).  Jack Kirby is another one (this is a story for another time).  Now I tend to look at his early Flash stories for inspiration.

By the way, when I mean The Flash I mean Barry Allen.

So far love the TV show.