Comics Ate My Brain

September 17, 2007

Sunday Soliloquy

Filed under: batman, crisis, flash, sunday soliloquy — Tom Bondurant @ 12:28 am
Single-handedly and anonymously, the Flash saves the Multiverse’s five remaining Earths.


After this point Barry starts jumping around in time, interacting with Kid Flash, the Joker, and Batman, so it’s not really a soliloquy anymore. Also, I wasn’t in a mood to dwell on Barry’s death. It’s enough to say that I think this scene holds up as a fine sendoff to the character who introduced DC to its Multiverse. Barry’s monologue is one of the few instances in superhero comics where, “realistically,” a character would talk to himself as he literally ran out his life.

[From “A Flash Of The Lightning!” in Crisis On Infinite Earths #8, November 1985. Written by Marv Wolfman, pencilled by George Perez, inked by Jerry Ordway.]

Man, now I’m depressed. Let’s see if this helps:

That’s better!

[From “That’s Really Super, Superman!” in Bizarro Comics, 2001. Written by Ivan Brunetti, drawn by Evan Dorkin.]

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