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Barry Allen Is Feeling Better

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theflash_comics.jpgTouch?, DC. Touch?. As soon as I say you’ve got nothing going on, you resurrect Barry Allen, a.k.a The Flash (well, a Flash, at any rate), the one who died in Crisis on Infinite Earths back in the mid-’80s. We can blame Grant Morrison for this, as it’s his doing as shown in today’s 50-cent DC Universe release.

I could go on a huge tirade about how this is pretty much the last comic death to have meant something, and now every future comic death will lack any sort of legitimacy (in fact, I think the only hero who’s currently dead with any kind significance is Captain America, like he won’t come back), but I doubt any of you were thinking otherwise, Barry Allen notwithstanding.

I will say with this?after bringing back Supergirl, Earth-2 Superman, Alex Luthor, and all those parallel universes?DC has now totally destroyed everything they managed to accomplish with Crisis on Infinite Earths. Well done!

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.