Marc Guggenheim came in next. He moved Bart out to LA and had him training at the Police Academy. It turned me around. I was really enjoying the book again. I liked where the book was headed. And then they killed Bart. I was picking up the Flash monthly when Bart first appeared, I picked up his solo book, I bought Young Justice originally just for Bart. I’ll admit it here, those last couple pages of Fastest Man Alive hurt.
So after all that, what Flashness do I have to show you? Check it out after the jump.
One of the highlights of my collection; the original art for the cover of Flash: Fastest Man Alive 9. The story behind this is pretty awesome. When it was announced that Ethan Van Scriver was going to be doing covers for the Flash I teased him that he would be returning to the Flash just when I was too broke to purchase anything. I was going to be getting married soon so I didn’t have the cash for things like art. My wife went behind my back and bought the art for me. As you can see it makes a fantastic present.
I love this cover. Not just because I own it either. Ethan actually worked on the Impulse book, so he was a perfect artist to have Bart in all of his costumes. An interesting note, the background wasn’t supposed to be a dull flat color. It was actually supposed to be a red spiraling mass like a black hole or something. It looked much better then the background DC added. Bart is back to being Kid Flash, so even though he is no longer the Flash I still love this cover. Come back next week and I’ll share some more Impulsiveness that I just picked up.