I am a fan of The Flash in concept and design. He is a character, much like The X-Men that I am always interested in reading, but usually always disappointed in. More so now that Barry Allen is back. I can’t give a flying fuck. Wally West is The Flash to me. And yeah, he’s still around, he’s still called Flash, but it’s not the same, and I don’t care that he’s wearing the John Wesley Shipp costume. Barry taints all.

I did draw Wally here wearing the John Wesley Shipp costume, but I also made it shiny like Mike Wieringo did when he was drawing the character. I always loved that, and his whole take on the book and characters. Wieringo was a fantastic artist, and it’s still devastating that he’s gone.

As has been pointed out to me, I seem to gravitate toward “evil opposites” for favorite villains, and I have always loved Professor Zoom/Reverse Flash. No real reason for it.

Even though he did not specifically ask for it, the drawing is dedicated to Joe G.

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    • joe g. on May 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I’ve always liked ‘evil opposites’, too. Bizarro, Sinestro, even Sabertooth and Venom. But The Reverse-Flash is definitely my favorite, and I thought the new Zoom was a great character in his first story, before he was totally overused.

    Thanks for the kickass drawing.

    • Eric on May 16, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Even I read the first new Zoom storyline. His speech pattern was annoying, but I thought his motivation and concept was great. ‘course I haven’t read a Flash book since, when it went all “One More Day” at the end of it.

    • jason young on May 18, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Your color work is getting better and better… I’m seriously jealous. Oh yeah, and Flash is pretty cool. Although I haven’t read any since Grant Morrison’s run on it ended. “Run”. HA! I’m hilarious!

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