I didn't make it to the comic shop until today, so don’t spoil anything for me. Now, allow me to scatter a few thoughts around here.
Remember when I wrote that the Justice League HAD to have a Flash? No? Okay, well, you’re forgiven, you’ve been busy and that was all the way back in February. A lot of water under the comic bridge since then. But I did write it and low and behold, nothing.
I'm sure this has much to do with DC’s uncertainty as to who exactly the Flash is going to be long-term, but in the interim we got no Scarlet Speedster. That’s just no going to fly. The League has to have somebody -- besides Superman -- who can move at the speed of light. I can’t tell you how critical this is. What to do, what to do…
What if instead of someone moving at the speed of light it was the speed of…well, I’ll let Meltzer tell it:
Lightning. Or Black Lightning in this case. Hmmm…wouldn’t he look great in red? If this really came to pass it would make for some sweet irony considering the bashing I took on several message boards for suggesting in this post that the new Flash might be black. (I don’t really think this will happen, I’m just having some fun. So leaveme alone message boarderers.)
Speaking of the Justice League, anyone else read GREEN LANTERN #15 yet? I don’t want to spoil anything, but the last page of that book completely displaces it within the current DC continuity as I comprehend it. My assumption was that what’s taking place in the first issues JLA was the one year later kickoff point. The big three are back and their getting the old band together. But GL, and one little passage from the new JUSTICE SOCIETY book, lead me to think that the current JLA story arc, issues 0 through at least 4, predates the rest of the DCU, meaning current stories are actually one year+. I’m getting a headache just thinking about it. I don’t need my books to maintain perfect geosynchronous orbit around their respective universe, but this just seemed silly and a little impatient. I’m sure it will all wash out in a few months, but what if the JLA is perpetually six months to a year behind the rest of the world? Kind of like Ford Motors?
For what it’s worth, I think DAREDEVIL is the best, most tightly written title Marvel’s publishing right now. I dread the moment Brubaker is forced to drag the book into the Civil War fray because it’s taken a toll on CAPTAIN AMERICA.
And did you notice there were no Civil War covers this week from Marvel? We interrupt this event from the Marvel Broadcasting Network to bring you your regularly scheduled comic books.
For the comic collector who wants everything I bring you two must have auctions:
Auctions close today at roughly 5pm Pacific. No bidders as yet. I was going to snag ‘em but Christmas is coming and this is just the kind of thing the wife would surprise me with.