I got The Flash: Secret Files and Origins today, and while it was fine, the story was OK enough, and Manapul's art was fantastic, Geoff Johns' need to explain everything is really getting on my nerves.
First of all he gave us the origin of Hal Jordan's bomber jacket. Great, thanks Geoff, we needed to know that.
Then, the origin of Barry Allen's bowtie, because a forensic scientist couldn't possibly have chosen to wear anything as nerdy as a bowtie on purpose, we need to devote a whole load of time explaining why he ended up wearing one all the time.
Then Superman: Secret Origin has everyone connected to each other. Parasite gets his origin thanks to Luthor and Superman's already there when he goes on a rampage. Also, Lois Lane has a romantic past, albeit brief, with the man that goes on to be Metallo. Haven't we seen this before? Oh yeah, Carol Ferris used to date Green Lantern supervillain Hector Hammond, and I can't remember fully, but I'm pretty sure it was an accident with Abin Sur's ship that went on to give Hammond his transformation and served as the public debut of Hal as Green Lantern.
Now, reading the Secret Files and Origins, it's hinting that Mirror Master and Weather Wizard are both going to learn the true, dark secrets of their individual weapons, because a guy with a wand that controls all the weather has to be taken very, very seriously and there must be a reason for every little thing that happens in comics.
I DON'T GIVE A SHIT WHERE THE STUFF I LOVE COMES FROM, I JUST LOVE THE STUFF I LOVE