nietoperz wrote:I'm a bit squeamish about this. I generally trust Johns, but Wally is one of my favourite characters while I have always found Barry really dull. I think bringing him back is a step backwards...
Barry was always pretty dull back when he was alive. Same thing with Hal Jordan. But Johns actually made Hal more interesting than he'd been in years.
Perhaps it does deface a perfect moment from Crisis bringing Barry back. But maybe Johns can work some magic here. After all, in the few moments he alluded to Barry's past, he revealed some things that never would have been printed 20 years ago.
Johns retroactively made Barry do the mind-wipe thing on some of his villains in the wake of Id Crisis. And we knew he wouldn't stay dead forever. Even Wolfman thought of a neat way to bring him back. Perhaps that is the method Johns is using. If so, I heartily support more Barry Allen stories.