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Wally West — The Fastest Man Alive!

Part One: Fleet Feet Who was Wally West? Let’s start at the beginning, and then skip a lot of inconvenient stuff. Barry Allen, the second Flash, debuted in DC’s Showcase 4 in 1956. A brilliant but slow-moving Central City “police … Continue reading

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Suit Up! 5

Part Five: The Present, the Past, the Future 2014: “You’re gonna fight a war, you’ve gotta have a uniform.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier didn’t just tone down the stars and stripes. It went from the vaguely gaudy to the … Continue reading

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Suit Up! 4

Part Four: Putting Together the Pieces 2012 – A Dialogue S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson: We made some modifications to the uniform. I had a little design input. Steve Rogers: The uniform? Aren’t the stars and stripes a little old-fashioned? Coulson: … Continue reading

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Suit Up! 3

Part 3: The First Avenger 2011 — “I Had Some Ideas About the Uniform.” Twenty-one years later, the embarrassment of the Albert Pyun cheapie erased from the memories of all but the hardest core of comics fandom, Captain America finally … Continue reading

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Deep Background

Hello. Welcome to my space. Here, when I get around to it, I’ll be discussing comics as a medium, individual comics, the place of comics in the larger artistic world, comics-based movies, and more than a few other things. A … Continue reading

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