Monday, January 16, 2012

Mace to the Face

Barry Allen, a.k.a. The Flash. One of the most beloved, respectable, courageous heroes of all time. He's also a tragic hero, losing his wife Iris, being put on trial for the murder of Eobard Thawne, a.k.a. The Reverse Flash, and dying in Crisis on Infinite Earths, ultimately becoming part of the Speed Force.

Nothing, however, was as catastrophic as when Big Sir, a man whose body was considerably more powerful than his brain, bashed Barry's face in with a mace. He smashed Barry Allen so hard that his face looked like Mr. Potato Head. I don't know if I have ever felt as bad for a comic book character as I did when I saw this:

-The Flash #341 (1985)

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