Answering the concerns that Johns current portrayal Of Barry
Allen is so different from his silver and bronze age characterization.
“Everyone is in a very different place at the beginning of Flash Rebirth to the end, because I didn’t
want to open up with a big Flash parade, and Barry running in with a big
smile,. I might as well have started with Flash #1 and we’d be off and running,
but there were other emotional explorations with Barry Allen and the Flash
team. I wanted to go against expectations and do a 180 on everything. Flash is back,
but Barry Allen isn’t…that’s what the story is about.
The great thing about it is it allows me to explore him
emotionally... I love the discussion and debates, because I know where this
story is going …I remember when we did The Sinestro Corps Wars, and Kyle at the
end of the first issue was possessed by Parallax. People went crazy! They
couldn’t believe how we could do this (laughs) …and Ethan was saying ‘We should
tell them that he’s not going to be Parallax,.’ And I said “No! Let them get riled
up, because they should, but we know where this story ends.’ … In Flash Rebirth
Barry is searching for the same answers…this story is trying to solve a crime,
but Barry is moving much too fast to do that.”
On Blackest Night’s further exploration of the multi colored
Lantern Corps. “Every one of my artists has brought their own take on the desi
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