08.1.2008

The Future of the Flash

FLASH WEEK concludes here at ONCE UPON A GEEK…

Okay, first let me say that I’m in New Orleans and smashed as hell.  Seriously, I’m friggin’ hammered right now.  I’m drinking my second hurricane, after several drinks (which included a “hand grenade”).  I sorta kinda can’t feel my face right now.  So whatever I say in the next few paragraphs may be stream of consciousness.  Needless to say, I’m feeling pretty good right now.   :)

In regard to the future of the Flash:

First, there is the current monthly Flash comic that will continue for at least a while longer.  You can see upcoming issues at DC Comics.com.

From what Geoff Johns said during interviews, Bart Allen will return in “Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds“.  It wouldn’t surprise me if he becomes the Flash of the 31st century going forward.  You could retroactively squeeze this time in his last issue as the Flash.  After he figures out he’s going to die, and before the rogues kill him.  Or it may be revealed that the adult Bart was from a parallel Earth.

“Flash: Rebirth” starring Barry Allen is on the horizon.  It’s coming our way, whether we like it or not.  So watch for this mini-series by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver.

It’s pretty much an accepted assumption that there will be a subsequent monthly series to follow-up on “Flash: Rebirth”.  The real question is who this series follows. Will it strictly follow the adventures of Barry Allen, or will it alternate between Barry, Wally, and Jay?  Also, which Flash will be a member of the JLA?

Additionally, there have been LOTS of discussions recently about the potential live-action “Justice League” movie,  This project has been on and off again … so who knows what will happen.

Kid FlashLooking forward, Wally’s daughter (Iris West) eventually took on the mantle of Kid Flash during Kingdom Come.  She currently appears in the Flash comic.  Whether she eventually graduates to the “Kid Flash” role remains to be seen.

John Fox is the Flash of the Justice Legion Alpha.  He’s the Flash of the future that spent some time in our era.  Cool character.

Wrapping up FLASH WEEK here at ONCE UPON A GEEK, here are a few web sites of interest:

Flash: Those Who Ride the Lightning

Crimson Lightning

Speed Force

Long live the fastest men (and women) alive!

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