Another grisly superhero death: Georgia-area superhero/car dealership mascot Mr. Service suffered a terrible fall and was decapitated in the process. His head was stolen shortly afterward. Of course, everyone knows no superhero ever really dies forever, but the fact that this one helped sell Chevrolets probably doesn’t bode well for his resurrection in the near future.
Tim O’Neil does not care for this Barry Allen resurrection business either: O’Neil talks about the first issue of Flash: Rebirth in this post, pointing out the fact that Barry Allen’s been dead in real time for 23 years. I hadn’t thought of it this way before, but his first appearance was in 1956, meaning he was only “alive” in real time for 30 years. In other words, he’s been dead, like, two-thirds as long as he was alive now. That seems kind of significant, doesn’t it?
Since I’ve so far just linked to negative reactions to Barry Allen’s rebirth, here’s a positive one for “balance”: EW’s Ken Tucker has a post up entitled “’The Flash’ and ‘Secret Warriors’’: Are these the two best-written super-hero comics right now?” The answer is, of course, no, no they are not.
The first inter-company crossover?: Halo and Sprocket cartoonist Kerry Callen has discovered a 1967 Captain Action and Action Boy comic in his basement, one that features the titular characters dressing up as Superman, Batman, Robin, Aqualad, Captain America, The Green Hornet, The Phantom and The Lone Ranger. Man, Captain Action is like a one-man Crisis On Infinite Earths…