THE COLORADO SPRINGS-GAZETTE on FLASH: REBIRTH
Mon, 03/30/2009 - 9:23am
Bill Radford, over at THE COLORADO SPRINGS-GAZETTE talks to writer Geoff Johns about FLASH: REBIRTH and the return of Barry Allen. Here's a sampling:
For five years, Johns wrote the adventures of another scarlet speedster: Barry's nephew, Wally West, who became the Flash after Barry's death. Throughout those years, Johns said, "it was always about Wally filling the boots of his uncle. It wasn't about speed. I can make a Flash book now about speed, and I don't think that's been done in a long time."
The Flash is Johns' favorite character in comics - and that need for speed is why.
"There's something about being able to move that quickly," he said. "Especially today, I think this speaks to the theme of everyone wanting things to move faster, everyone wanting more time for things."
But "The Flash: Rebirth" isn't just about the power of speed. It's also about Barry wrestling with some basic questions after his return from the dead.
"He's very much in the moment of ‘why am I back?'" Johns said. "‘Why now? Why am I needed? Am I needed?'"
FLASH: REBIRTH #1 hits 4/1 from Johns and artist Ethan Van Sciver.