Through USA Today, DC released new information on the future of the Flash and the re-introduction of Wally West. Included was the cover image to the upcoming Flash Annual #3 featuring a new blue-color costumed Flash.
Of course, various comicbook readers so very obviously reacted with shock and dismay. At this point, some of those readers could just cut and paste their responses from news story to news story – it’s the same old tired complaint: “Not muh DC!”. Poor babies. But wait! To those lamenting the color scheme of this “new” unknown Flash, is it really that much of a drastic departure from what has come before?
When I think of Blue Speedsters, probably the first one that comes to mind is John Fox, the Flash of the 27th Century. To be fair, when he would later join the Justice Legion A of Grant Morrison’s DC One Million he would change his color scheme to the typical red and yellow:
And then there’s Blue Trinity, the Russian speedsters from the early post-Legends Wally West Flash run:
Anyway, you get the point.
PS/ Wally West grew up in Blue Valley. Just sayin’.