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Nostalgia-Fest, 2010

Last week, I bashed the nostalgia-ridden Flash Rebirth, by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver. My main complaint was that the comic was less a narrative than a creepy love letter to Barry Allen and Flash stories from the Silver Age (roughly 1956-1970). Most of the comments more or less agreed with my criticism, but […]

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Flash Fact: This Comic Sucks

Flash Rebirth Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ethan Van Sciver Colors: Brian Miller and Alex Sinclair Publisher: DC Comics Nostalgia is the sentimental yearning for an earlier, happier era. The majority of superhero books published by DC (or Marvel) are more or less nostalgic, in that they constantly look backward to a mythical period when superhero comics were better. But the […]

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