[comics] The Flash outruns the reaper 23 years after saving universe and dying … The Return of Barry Allen? …

Many fans had come to like the character better dead than alive after he was disintegrated saving the universe.

“That’s the point of comics – they don’t have to die, because they’re fictional creations,” said Grant Morrison, one of the writers behind the comeback.

“We can do anything with them, and we can make them come back and make them defy death,” Morrison said. “And that’s why people read comics, to get away from the way life works, which is quite cruel and unheroic and ends in death.”

The Return of Barry Allen?

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 at 2:40 pm and is filed under Comics, Grant Morrison.

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Barry Allen staying dead was arguably the one shred of credibility DC had over Marvel. Now, they’re in the Dark Phoenix zone.

So, who in fact stays dead anymore? Gwen Stacy’s come back, hasn’t she? I guess the Waynes are still in their graves.

Barry Allen was brought back in the Marvel comic Quazar in a speedster race and he was reintegrated but didn’t know his name.
He said his though his name was Buried Alien, but his shredded red/ yellow costume and blond hair we all knew who it was. I wrote to DC years ago and said if in a wink/wink way Marvel brought him back why couldn’t DC do the same in the DC universe.

Barry Allen returning could still “make sense,” in a comic book way. He’s come back through time a couple times already for various reasons. Being able to travel through time makes death a small hump.

When Barry seemed to disentergrate in the crissis, could be he only got trapped in the speed force and was stuck there as energy, and keeped him from ageing. It was mention that if something went fast enough it would be trapped in the speed force. So there you go.

Thanks for listening.

Marv Wolfman himself stated that when he killed Flash he left millions of split-seconds of time-travel during which Flash could be not dead.

That said, Barry Allen’s return was inevitable, being a comic book character whose conceit was relatively self-contained.

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