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Name: Chris Flinchbaugh

Bio: Flash, Justice Society of America, Brightest Day

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May 18, 2013 10:56 pm As a reader of Justice Society related books since 1991's relaunch miniseries I was really disappointed to learn that those characters couldn't exist in the New 52. So while it wasn't the same as any of the earlier JSA incarnations and there the idea of legacy was gone from the book, Robinson was doing great work on Earth 2 while navigating stormier than normal editorial waters. My excitement that the Earth 2 universe would expand soon with Robinson on another book apparently will be unfulfilled. If James can stomach more "property work" over at Marvel, I hope they scoop him up and turn him loose on perhaps their own legacy heroes: Invaders, Timely era stuff, or frankly anything else. Sadly, Flash is now the last book I'm invested in at DC. Meanwhile I'm enjoying, for the first time in years, some Marvel books on a monthly basis thanks to some other longtime DC writers who made the move. I didn't have a reason to look elsewhere before, but the New 52 has found me in exodus mode.
January 29, 2013 12:06 am I'm new to JIM as well save for a free Marvel app issue of Gillen's JIM run featuring Loki. So yeah, I know more about Asgard from the Thor movie than anything else and as far as I can tell we know all we need to know to enjoy the story. And enjoying it I am! The dialog is so much fun and the plot just keeps moving with excitement. Its not everyday both of those work in modern comic. Marvel's publicity has pulled off something amazing pulling me onto this book. Cheers to Kathryn, Valerio, Jordie, Clayton, and Lauren.
September 27, 2011 9:37 am Anyone else see the Francis Manapul-like (Flash) style for the art, washes, AND color in the preview? http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=9905
September 27, 2011 8:24 am While I was really looking forward to the CSI style Barry Allen that John's promised I was disappointed with the second half of the last series..... That said, Johns is on record as saying that he wrote that series' pacing based on Manapul's art and with his input. So for that, I am hoping we see more of the same as far as the fun art and incredibly dramatic framing that we saw in the first half of the last series. Like others, I LOVED the Flash family of characters (Jay, Bart, Max, Johnny, Jesse, Wally....) that became mainstays during the Waid run but I am willing to give this series a chance. After all, Flash has always been my favorite hero.
September 27, 2011 8:19 am From what I can cobble together, the delays with the previous Flash series mainly to do with writing delays and rewrites. Perhaps this was either caused or made worse by knowledge of the pending DCnU. Think about it, if the big reboot wouldn't have been happening would that Flash series still be continuing and would Flashpoint have had a somewhat different ending? My sense is that Johns had to change some things because of that.
August 30, 2011 9:36 pm I'm a bit skeptical of this as it LOOKS like just a big action book but if anyone can pull it off at DC with heart and verve it's Johns. And he's the reason I'm picking this up. Anyone else think the Finch variant is one of the worst quality covers they've seen from the big two in a while?
August 30, 2011 9:16 pm While I've enjoyed the epicness of Flashpoint and of course Johns' way of telling it all, I'm very disappointed in the lack of continuation of the story that left off in the Flash monthly title. There is a great mystery to solve and there hasn't been much time spent on it throughout. Sure there were other pressing matters like saving the existing world but Reverse Flash has barely been in this thing and I've read that his one-shot did little but rehash he last few issues of Flash. Barry Allen is a great detective. I'm disappointed we didn't get to see it here.
August 22, 2011 9:18 pm I'm thankful to have JSA heavy hitter Jerry Ordway on these final issues. At least we go out with an artistic bang that pays homage to the team's history.
August 16, 2011 11:29 pm This was my golden age of comics. Flash as written by Bill Loebs and followed by Mark Waid / Brian Augustyn was amazing. It's ridiculous they couldn't get a single artist who worked on the book in the 90s to do this. And while an Augustyn cowrite makes sense, DC didn't even ask Mark Waid to be involved. Ridiculous! Oh yeah, and who's that muscle bound chunker on the cover?
August 9, 2011 12:13 am Why oh why is this in black and white?!