One of the things that kept me going while I was miserable in school was Teen Titans Go! I had a small interest in the cartoon for a few months, but watching a dollar showing of Teen Titans Go! to the Movies was just what I needed during a particularly nasty weekend of schoolwork. I don’t think I’ve had that much fun at a movie in quite some time.
In news that would probably only interest me, DC’s recent Rebirth storyline has brought Wally West back into continuity. After reading his entire run as the Flash a few years ago, I was pretty bummed when the New 52 erased him from the mythos. Now he’s back, and I almost cried when I read Rebirth number one.
The entire issue revolves around Wally trying to break out of the Speed Force to primarily warn the other heroes that something is coming that will affect everything they know. The problem is, no one remembers Wally when he pops in and out of the Speed Force. It takes an impassioned, though resigned, plea to Barry to finally make someone remember him. As a Flash obsessive, these few pages were exceptionally emotional. I wouldn’t say I shed real tears, but it certainly got misty for a few minutes.
Now I’m excited for what’s to come. I’m excited to have Wally back, even if it’s as a part of the Titans series. I’m excited to see how he gets his life back, how he gets Linda (his wife) back. Yes, I’m excited.
I’ve always considered myself to be a Marvel guy, even though The Flash is probably my favorite hero. Marvel had the grittiness that I felt DC lacked, especially growing up. Marvel had all the mutants in the various X books, and they had the Thunder God himself, Thor. I always felt DC was too clean, too good. All their heroes wore capes and spandex, while everyone at Marvel wore ammunition belts and dusters.
Over the last few years however, especially when I get into The Flash hardcore two summers ago, I’ve found myself gravitating toward the DC aesthetic more than Marvel. While there are still a few Marvel titles I follow (namely Moon Knight), my interest in the DC universe is growing. I’ve been reading through the recent New 52 version of Justice League, and I just got a stack of single hero graphic novels with the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern. These are books I never would have considered reading growing up. That’s not entirely true. I did dabble in a few DC titles here and there in the past, but Marvel was by far my publisher.
My most recent interest is Cyborg. He’s a character I had zero interest in up until a few weeks ago. In reading the Justice League book however, I’ve become more attached the character. I’m super excited for his solo book coming in late July.
I don’t know when the lines truly crossed for me, but I’m enjoying catching up on the mountain of back catalog for the DC universe. It’s been nice to spend time reading comics like this spring, like I did a couple of years ago with The Flash. I just hope DC doesn’t let me down by prematurely canceling titles like they’re known to do.
Next weekend is the big ComicCON over at the state fairgrounds. You may remember I went a couple of years ago and found a bunch of Flash stuff. This is will be roughly the same. I’m looking for older Flash toys I haven’t been able to find outside of ebay. This time I’m taking more money with me. I didn’t really know what to expect the last time, so I blew all of my cash within 15 minutes, lol. I should do better this time, provided someone has something I want. Expect a summary of what I found when I get back.
So this randomly showed up on my doorstep a couple of days ago. It’s an awesome glow-in-the-dark variant of an Akira print by Joshua Budich. The sender? My buddy Blake of course. He’s been know to send me random stuff for my birthday and the like. I feel horrible that I rarely return the favor. That will hopefully change now though. Thanks Blake! Now I just to figure out where I’m going to hang it.