>>78703753 think you mean welcome to comics. there's an old Spidey comic when Hobgoblin first finds one of Green Goblins lairs with all of the Goblin equipment. Hobby talks about Norman must of been nuts because he invented the goblin glider and instead of using it to revolutionize transportation and selling it to everyone he kept it to himself to attack spider-man. and Hobby does the same dam thing.
>>78696744 >Tell me this guy didn't invent dimensional travel and promptly use it to... start robbing banks.
The vast majority of Flash's rogues gallery can be summed up with two words: wasted potential.
They're all very intelligent on some level with technology that puts others to shame, but they don't want to take over the world or ruin everyone's shit: they just want to make a few quick bucks and hang out.
>>78696744 If he breaks a mirror with someone trapped inside they die.
>Tell me this guy didn't invent dimensional travel and promptly use it to... start robbing banks. The Flash's rogue gallery aren't super-villain tier bad guys. They only err slightly over the side of morally gray and in fact have defended the city and it's inhabitants on multiple occasions.
>mirror master should be a JLA villain. Using his crazy abilities to do not so crazy crimes is his way of staying off the radar of the Justice League, he would rather vs just Flash. This is much of the reason they don't attempt to use lethal force vs the Flash, they don't want to attract unwanted attention.
TLDR: Flash's rogues essentially pump the brakes and stick to blue collar crime because they aren't that bad of people and they don't want superman knocking on their door.
I fucking love this explanation for why guys like Weather Wizard and Mirror Master aren't going around fucking up everybody.
If you kill Lois Lane or try to destroy Metropolis, Superman is going to punch your fucking head in and bury you where the sun don't shine.
If you stick to ripping off banks and keep it impersonal, you get a slap on the wrist, a bit of banter and, if you're lucky, the odd opportunity afforded to you by an underestimation of your capabilities.
>>78704703 >what you're saying is they're a bunch of down to earth lads who know how to have fun? Yeah. They have a mutual understanding with Flash that there rivalry is cat and mouse, not life and death.
When is Captain Cold going to do something again? It's been years. He didn't even get to shine when there was a Justice League arc specifically about most of their powered people being out of commission.
>>78704937 >He didn't even get to shine when there was a Justice League arc specifically about most of their powered people being out of commission He killed Jonny Quick. How is that not shining? I mean hell, the villain of a speedster killed a speedster!
For all his power, the Flash is a hero who gets by on skill and ingenuity more than anything else, and that in my mind makes him the definitive silver age hero. His foes all specifically counter him in ways where he's forced to adapt and better himself, giving way to his "Flash Facts" and "Speed Tricks" that turned super-speed from a one-note power into a veritable arsenal.
There's no doubt in my mind that he's one of the most creative and unique heroes in cape comics and his stories are perhaps so consistently readable entirely because he allows the best writers to fully tap into that creativity and the worst to force themselves to be less simplistic.
>>78705344 Well it slows anything down around it, so how would he get it? He can't run in and grab it and he can't throw something at it. Magnets maybe? Not that it matters, Cold can recreate the gun very quickly with gear you find in a hardware store.
>>78705346 I'm pirating it, I want to keep up on Flash but I will not reward this creative team with my $ >>78705369 I do because I liked the silver age and am yet to read the best Rogue arcs in Wally's run.
>>78705477 >I'm pirating it, I want to keep up on Flash but I will not reward this creative team with my $
I feel you, but it's just not worth it to me. What I saw was mediocre enough that the next good writer on the book will just ignore everything anyway. Not that continuity itself matters, but there's no benefit to keeping up with something that isn't enjoyable and likely won't matter down the road.
>>78705245 It's no fun when everyone can do it. Same with Hobgoblin. Who wants to go through the trouble of mass-marketing transportation and owning a business when you can be the Cool Kid that has the only one, use it however you want, and get rich anyways?
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