FlashFest Bingo Word #2: Future Flash
Here are some panels from one of my favorite arcs from my favorite Future Flash’s series when he was still little! Impulse! I adored this series like no other. It’s very special to me.
In this series of issues (73-75) Bart (who is already from the future, mind you) meets Future Bart in the future! That’s a lot of future! Plus, he gets to see his mom and his grandparents! What more could you ask for?!
The answer is less heartbreak. I could always ask for less heartbreak from this series…
guess who was reading this only a couple of days ago and like crying?? it was me. It was me. (it was always me barry!).
“Carol!? You’re not gonna lose me! We’ll always be friends!!”
Seriously what the hell is up with Thad’s hair
I still don’t understand it
idk if your looking for an actual answer or anything but I’m pretty sure its because president thaddeous thawne is a self absorbed prick mostly. (in that he named thad after himself, and I would assume he manipulated thads genetic information to give him a more family resemblance)
This could play in with the whole hating the allens and hating bart especially (because of his symbolism re meloni and dons relationship) thing. like creating a thawne version of him, which was kind of the initial goal with the VR stuff.
So there are multiple motivations for this bit of symbolism here in text
plus on a meta level there’s the whole inversion thing they were going for.
OH ALSO!!! You could take the whole ‘splicing in thawne genes’ to mean that increased the dominace of genes in the thawne line within thads original genetic structure, which could have resulted in blonde hair among other things (this is nonsense comic science tho lol)
I seem to recall some of this reasoning bieng mentioned in the comics but i can’t find it anywhere with a quick scan so maybe i made that up? idk
yeah idk if you were being sincere when you were wondering about this or not so sorry if this comes off as obnoxious i just like talking about this shit. i can delete if you want.
on a side note i just want to mention again holy fucking god every time i talk about president thawne he gets even creepier god i hate that guy.
i hope you dont mind me asking but just wondering becasue you love bart so much, what did you think about how they handeled him becoming kid flash? the whole reading an intire library thing
#image heavy post, #abuse mention
Sorry this took so long to respond to but this is kind of a loaded question.
(also I’m gonna this preface by saying that it’s been a very long time since I’ve read the beginning of Titans v3 but I skimmed through the first 18 issue to be able to do this but if I’m missing anything important let me know)
Okay so while I like the reading of the SF Library and see it as a very Bart thing to do, I don’t like how the transition from Impulse was handled. Deathstroke kneecaping him was used as a way for Bart to realize that there are consequences to heroing/life and thus enabling him to show that he was ready to take on The Legacy.
But here’s the thing. Bart was already aware of the consequences and his place the legacy. After all, Bart was there when Johnny Quick happened
not to mention when he finally lost his own mentor
Max had been in life or death situations at least 3 times before the end of Impulse too, each time it deeply impacted Bart. Not only that, Bart had literally experienced death before FMA happened when one of his Time Scouts was killed/destroyed, he received the feedback/knowledge of that experience and it made him seriously consider quitting heroing. The people around Bart made him realize that there are consequences to actions too, like when he discovered one of his friends was being abused, he was faced with the situation of tearing a family apart w/ what could have been a false accusation (it wasn’t, but the abuse ended up being Preston’s mom and not the dad like Bart had thought) and his friend’s safety.
Even though Bart was raised in a VR, he realized long before his time in TTv3 that that’s not the way the real world worked.
[insert all of Impulse #1-89 here]
I love the last two panels because that is SO VERY Bart but the first panel leaves a sour taste in my mouth because if ANYONE was aware of the Legacy, it was Bart
Impulse: Bart Saves the Universe
written by Christopher Priest
art by Jason Johnson & Edwin Rosell
People told me slow my road
I’m screaming out fuck that
Imma do just what i want looking’ ahead no turning’ back.
If i fall if i die know i lived it to the fullest
If i fall if i die know i lived and missed some bullets
The Young Justice joined the foray when the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants showed up (this is back when Pietro and Wanda were still with them).
Tim told Bart to save Access, who was in Pietro’s clutches. Pietro wanted to teach him a lesson; Bart remained adorable, precious, etc.
I love all them speedsters!
Who else is hoping this little guy shows up on the CW at some point??
[ JLA v4 #1 ]
[bruce = grey, diana = red & clark = blue i beleive
the most important thing about this is that bruce aka batman is grey please look at his words.
please look at the things he says]
reposting this [original post] because I just need to remind everyone that this happened. this was a thing. this totally happened. this happened and it was important.
I don’t think a lot of people realize how important these sorts of interactions between Max and Bart are.
Think again, Max.Impulse #8