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For the most part agree with this.However,there was that moment in Blackest Night when,while in the superhero graveyard Barry asked Hal who else they had lost and Hal's ring projected images of all their fallen friends and allies,and when Barry saw the images of Ralp and Sue Debny he had to sat down(or did he fall on his knees?can't remember which) because the immense grief he felt at the moment.
It made me remember why the other characters,the fans and myself missed Barry so much and was for that moment,really glad he was back.Sadly ever since his return there had not been(as far as I know) any other moment like that.
What you just described here is exactly what is missing from DC Comics, all too often:
Heroes showing emotions other than weakness or anger.
All too often, DC either has heroes who are "hotheads" or have feet of clay. Or, in Bruce Wayne's case, the suppression of emotion is viewed as some kind of strength.
It isn't. It's actually a horrible flaw.
Heroism is something that DC fails to show so often, you have to wonder if they even understand it. Heroism isn't Hal Jordan being a douche so huge that some can barely stand to read books with him in it. Heroism is Hal Jordan being able to overcome great fear, look around him and see that Sinestro is a fascist and Black Hand is a psychopathic nihilist, and resolve himself to standing against them, with allies or without, so those who are defenseless are kept safe.
That doesn't mean the heroes have to be perfect. Yes, they can lose a fight, be outmaneuvered. But what makes the medium work is that, at the end of the day, Batman IS smarter than the Joker and Riddler and Two-Face and Hush. Batman might lose a battle, but he doesn't quit, and because of that resolve, he wins the war. And more often than not, his skills are such that his victories aren't miracles; they are the result of training and discipline and skill and determination and courage.
When I look at DC now, Hal Jordan...they are characters. They fight crime and villains. But far too often, they don't remind anyone of heroes. HEROES.
Which, in my case, means I lose the suspension of belief that you have to have to read a comic book in the first place, and then I start asking questions like, "Um, if Batman's so smart, why is Joker killing dozens/hundreds/thousands of people again, and the people of Gotham City are still saying, 'Wow, everyone! Let's put Joker back in Arkham Asylum again so he can figure out his next plan to kill dozens/hundreds/thousands of people again! Maybe it won't be this time...guess we'll find out!"