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holtom2000 wrote:how can a completely different character they happen to be named wally West be anything but compared to the Wally West we all knew, loved, and the one that sold very very well I might add...
I dig revisionism as much as the next guy but while true Wally's Flash has had some incredible successes over the years, his last run was awful and the sales help prove it...
Flash #231 73k ranked #26 (the series and Mark Waid return)
Flash #236 41k ranked #50
Flash #240 32k ranked #69
Flash #242 30k ranked #81
Flash #247 26k ranked #99
If everyone loved him, why wasn't everyone buying his book? It's because Wally's time was done. It's no surprise to me that they brought Barry back - it was the only way to generate some excitement into a Flash character.