EVERYBODY’S TALKIN’ ABOUT THE FLASH #6
Thu, 02/23/2012 - 2:00pm
Captain Cold makes his return in THE FLASH #6, available this week. Speaking with POPMATTERS about the re-imagined rogue and what’s on the horizon for Barry Allen, co-writers Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato also addressed the design of the series and their unique use of real-life science to tell a science-fiction story. “We have certain goals in terms of where we want to take Barry Allen, and the Flash,” said Manapul. “And what ends up happening usually is we’d kinda just look around the internet and do some research and see what science we can incorporate into our story. There’s been certain instances where the science has dictated more where we’re going. But for the most part the story has always been pretty clear, and it just so happens that certain science fits and falls right into what we’re doing. It’s pretty amazing what’s out there, what’s real and what’s happening and what’s about to happen. And what we’re able to do is even take speculative science and bring it a little further as if it was real. So that’s what we have in this medium.” “I don’t think we’re scientific geniuses or anything,” Buccellato continued, “but we have some vision for the character, and we’re inquisitive and we’re able to find scientific explanations to justify the stories we want to tell.” And CNN’s GEEK OUT highlights THE FLASH #6 as part of their New Comic Wednesday, saying that the story by Manapul and Buccellato highlights “everything that is great about the speedster – his Midwestern setting and blue-collar roots in his secret identity as Barry Allen, and his way of fighting crime both in and out of costume (he was all over CSI before most people knew what that was).” THE FLASH #6 is available in comic book stores this week.