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Forum: DC Comics October 2nd, 2011
Replies: 102
Views: 5,592
Posted By Stephen Henel
I'm glad Manupal hit it out of the park, and the...

I'm glad Manupal hit it out of the park, and the comic book world in general can be glad that his profile has been raised as a result of this success. His art is amazing, and his storytelling is what...
Forum: DC Comics September 27th, 2011
Replies: 47
Views: 2,857
Posted By Stephen Henel
Wally would be most interesting as one of a few...

Wally would be most interesting as one of a few refugees from the old DCU. If there's one thing that Barry's had a lot of luck with, it's dodging the accountability for a lot of his mistakes, such as...
Forum: DC Comics September 27th, 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Stephen Henel
I kind of like that he was more of a self-made...

I kind of like that he was more of a self-made hero than an extreme fluke of nature. I also like that Jay invented the formula and all the other speedsters tried to replicate it. It kind of gives him...
Forum: DC Comics September 26th, 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,463
Posted By Stephen Henel
Bart's initial costume looks just like Wally's...

Bart's initial costume looks just like Wally's from Young Justice. Looks like they want to appeal to fans of that character without actually including that character. Superboy seems to be made to fit...
Forum: DC Comics September 26th, 2011
Replies: 48
Poll: The costume
Views: 2,582
Posted By Stephen Henel
I would have gone yellow belt. Don't know why.

I would have gone yellow belt. Don't know why.
Forum: DC Comics September 26th, 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Stephen Henel
Michael Rosenbaum Returns as the Flash in JL:Doom!

http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2011/09/26/nathan-fillion-kevin-conroy-lead-cast-of-justice-league-doom/



This movie is also significant in that it's Dwayne McDuffie's last work. Can't wait...
Forum: DC Comics September 22nd, 2011
Replies: 92
Views: 4,663
Posted By Stephen Henel
You mentioned the importance of a steadying...

You mentioned the importance of a steadying influence in his life without naming a specific person, and I said that that influence doesn't have to be Barry Allen, it could also be Iris. If you think...
Forum: DC Comics September 22nd, 2011
Replies: 92
Views: 4,663
Posted By Stephen Henel
Yes, and also because science has evolved to the...

Yes, and also because science has evolved to the point where it's rapidly approaching what used to be fiction in the 50's. We know a lot more about lightspeed travel than we used to, and I have a...
Forum: DC Comics September 22nd, 2011
Replies: 92
Views: 4,663
Posted By Stephen Henel
In a Flash movie, you know they're going to redo...

In a Flash movie, you know they're going to redo the origin anyway. That's unavoidable no matter who they choose. Lightning strikes the kind of chemicals a forensic scientist keeps in his lab? It's...
Forum: DC Comics September 21st, 2011
Replies: 92
Views: 4,663
Posted By Stephen Henel
You asked how one could have a Wally West origin...

You asked how one could have a Wally West origin without including Barry in any way shape or form, which I answered. I explained why it wasn't necessary to have him. You mentioned how it was...
Forum: DC Comics September 21st, 2011
Replies: 92
Views: 4,663
Posted By Stephen Henel
Or the actual killing of Barry? Tragedy doesn't...

Or the actual killing of Barry?

Tragedy doesn't define Wally West, but it is a part of how he became the Flash in the comics. That much is undeniable.

But either way, none of these things, a stable...
Forum: DC Comics September 21st, 2011
Replies: 92
Views: 4,663
Posted By Stephen Henel
He needs "the ideal." This can be bought and sold...

He needs "the ideal." This can be bought and sold to him in any number of ways. It could be a normal human being. It could be he had family who was a cop or a soldier that died in the line of duty...
Forum: DC Comics September 21st, 2011
Replies: 92
Views: 4,663
Posted By Stephen Henel
I don't think it's too convoluted for Wally to...

I don't think it's too convoluted for Wally to have a scientist as a grandfather. You'd need a scientist anyway in any incarnation of the Flash just to explain what's going on. And that character...
Forum: DC Comics September 21st, 2011
Replies: 92
Views: 4,663
Posted By Stephen Henel
It's about living up to an ideal, and I don't...

It's about living up to an ideal, and I don't think the face of that ideal really matters as much when it comes to what makes Wally West Wally West. That moment in Justice League Unlimited where he...
Forum: DC Comics September 21st, 2011
Replies: 92
Views: 4,663
Posted By Stephen Henel
Fairly easily, in fact. Wally's grandfather was a...

Fairly easily, in fact. Wally's grandfather was a scientist that worked with Barry and actually created the iconic Flash costume. It's a simple substitution.

The more complicated substitution is...
Forum: DC Comics September 21st, 2011
Replies: 92
Views: 4,663
Posted By Stephen Henel
In a fictional universe (that is being rebooted...

In a fictional universe (that is being rebooted with new continuity, no less!) there really isn't any "logical" reason why a character can't show up. If continuity's out the window and anything can...
Forum: DC Comics September 16th, 2011
Replies: 48
Views: 2,944
Posted By Stephen Henel
Listen to the Ethan Van Sciver episode of the...

Listen to the Ethan Van Sciver episode of the word balloon podcast. Geoff and Ethan had been petitioning Didio to replace Wally with Barry for quite some time. In fact, Ethan actually rankles when...
Forum: DC Comics September 15th, 2011
Replies: 145
Views: 7,779
Posted By Stephen Henel
Amanda Waller's also super skinny and hot now.

Amanda Waller's also super skinny and hot now.
Forum: DC Comics September 12th, 2011
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By Stephen Henel
This may be where the misunderstanding came from....

This may be where the misunderstanding came from. I never said that comics should be MORE like soap operas. I simply said that they ARE part soap opera (and far more literary people than myself have...
Forum: DC Comics September 10th, 2011
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By Stephen Henel
Yes, even before the latest reboot, there's...

Yes, even before the latest reboot, there's hardly been a Geoff Johns book that went by where the past wasn't being tinkered with to serve the current story. That's pretty much the same thing as the...
Forum: DC Comics September 10th, 2011
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By Stephen Henel
I see what you're saying, but I guess to me a lot...

I see what you're saying, but I guess to me a lot of these changes in the DCNu have happened both because of the manipulations of the powerful elite, and because most of the population of the world...
Forum: DC Comics September 10th, 2011
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By Stephen Henel
But it's not a change. Not in any way, shape, or...

But it's not a change. Not in any way, shape, or form. You'll notice that the concept of continuity has in no way been abandoned by the DCNu. The first issue of Justice League is a Flashback to a...
Forum: DC Comics September 9th, 2011
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By Stephen Henel
Except they're not myths. They're comics. Comic...

Except they're not myths. They're comics. Comic books are equal parts explosions and soap opera. That's the way it is. And it's impossible to tell a soap opera story that doesn't collect more and...
Forum: DC Comics September 8th, 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,815
Posted By Stephen Henel
I'm not even talking about how it affected Wally...

I'm not even talking about how it affected Wally or the other Flashes, I'm talking about how it affected the theme of the story that Johns was trying to tell. If the theme of that particular story...
Forum: DC Comics September 8th, 2011
Replies: 40
Views: 2,761
Posted By Stephen Henel
I think if DC adopted a policy of "people who...

I think if DC adopted a policy of "people who complain about something will never be pleased," though, they'd have to give up on the entire DC fanbase at some point.
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