[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.”