That time Superman became the Flash…

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Action Comics 314, by the Superior Curt Swan.

   Check out this awesome post from the blog of Dial-B-For-Blog about this story by Edwin Hamilton from Action Comics number 314. Drawn by Curt Swan, this is a fantastical tale from DC comic’s technicolor Silver Age. They really don’t make them like this anymore, and I doubt if they could or even that it would be acceptable by today’s standards.

   Visit Dial-B-For-Blog’s post here: dialbforblog.com/archives/306. I was reminded of the awesome tale by Thomas Perkins, @TNPerkins4 on Twitter, this morning. Swing over and check out his awesome artistic skills.

Flash: Zoom Theory 2.0

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   Just a quick note on a theory that I postulated on Twitter two weeks ago to John Rocha. What if Zoom is the speed force made manifest? What’s more, what if it is specifically Jay Garrick’s speed force? It would make sense, both from a story telling point of view and as a point of logic as to what is happening to Jay.

Theoretical Spoiler: Flash’s Zoom Could Be…

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The Flash — “Enter Zoom” | Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

   Zoom. Who, on Earth-2, could Zoom be? While at work today I heard an interesting theory from one of my managers that began a very short trip to the identity of Zoom. My manager was in the ballpark but it just didn’t add up. Why would Zoom not just take Barry out, himself? What is the purpose of blackmailing other metas to do his dirty work? Obviously Barry can thwart his plans, whatever they may be.

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JAY GARRICK’s Arrival in CW’s THE FLASH Teased (Got JSA?)

   Jay Garrick’s hat shows up in a teaser for the new season of THE FLASH. This has made the rounds on most of the sites, but I just had to repost the image. This fills me with both excitement and trepidation. I hope they do the heroes of Earth-2 justice.  Perhaps even Justice Society…

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“Legends of the #Superheroes”: An Odyssey Better Left Unfinished

Legends of the Superheroes - TV Guide ad 1   The best thing that happened on TV when I was nine. It was January, 1979, and there were two hour long shows. One aired per week on NBC. I was able to see the first and was SUPER excited to watch the second part. Well, because I don’t remember the details, I lost my TV privileges, and wasn’t able to watch the second part. My life was over! There wasn’t this widespread device called a VCR, at least not in my life. Once something was on TV as a “Special Event” that was it, game over if you missed it. It sucked to be me. Who knows, I could have become s much more than what I am today! DAMNITALL!

   Fast forward to, roughly, 2004-ish, my internet was still dial-up, due to where I was living, and I had just discovered that both parts of this were being offered as something called a “torrent”. I had no clue what that was so I dug deeper and discovered that I couldn’t access it. Enter my best friend, since we were 12, I asked him to download the episodes and he agreed to. He was interested too so it was a win – win. Right? Well… no. He told me to not expect too much out of the show. Did I listen? Hell no! My inner nine year old was already to, FINALLY, complete the journey that he had set out on a quarter of a century earlier.

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