Monday, 20 April 2015


Here's The Flash and Kid Flash, whizzing through the desert at several hundred miles an hour, passing a suprising amount of pyramids, careening to a stop every now and again to strike a pose and show off their matching outfits.

This incarnation of The Flash was created in 1956, and Kid Flash arrived in 1959, which is why they are called Barry and Wally, respectively. Aquaman was called Arthur; Batman, Bruce (see also The Hulk); Thor, Donald. I very much like the fact that, no matter how hard and cool and dark and trendy they might become in contemporary reboots, the most legendary characters of the comic world have old men's names.    

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