Interesting write up. I don't know if it should be one of those things one should read too deep into.
I confess, I do not read Justice League, but it might be that they simply didn't know what to do with Barry for this story, and used the "Oh, he's doing stuff in his own title" excuse. It is a good excuse if they don't know what to do with a character and need to get rid of him briefly.
Plus, since comics have a fluid timeline, just because "Death of the Family" and "H'el on Earth" is going on, doesn't mean that it is going on exactly at the same time.
Post by xBarryxAllenx on Dec 29, 2012 8:43:57 GMT -5
You do have a point - and of course Hal isn't in the story because he may be, uh, otherwise...dead at the moment. Still, I consider The Flash to be an important part of any iteration of Justice League in which a Flash has been a member, and while I do love the storyline I miss seeing him there. Hopefully we will see him again soon in JL.
I would believe to be as simple as wanting to give Aquaman serious "face-time" with the trinity.
I think you may be right here. That may mean a more "Flash-centric" story down the road sometime in JL.
In related news, Flash and the rest of the League are going to be involved in the "H'el On Earth" storyline in the Superman line of books. There is supposedly an upcoming battle between Flash and Supergirl...that one should be interesting, as they have written Supergirl in a way that makes her a challenge for even Superman. Stay tuned for that one, folks!
Post by dallinturner on May 28, 2013 13:48:06 GMT -5
Barry Allen is STILL absent from the Justice League. Since issue #14, he has only appeared once, and that time he acted a lot more like Wally than Barry. But think about that — only one appearance in half a year? Does Geoff Johns really like this character?