To catch up with modern times, The Flash needed to borrow from its past

The Flash is a friendly guy. It’s part of the character that comes with wearing the red suit. Barry Allen is bland and pasty but he smiles a lot and is handsome in the generic way that every comic book character from that era is. He’s now saddled with an awful angsty retcon origin bestowed by Geoff Johns, because…

“Superheavy” is the head that wears the cowl in Batman #50

When the final analysis of DC’s New 52 initiative is written, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman will be deservedly recognized as one of the line’s lasting highlights. With another (sort of?) reboot on the horizon, it’s worth pausing to appreciate what Snyder and Capullo have accomplished over the last…