A Year of Cool Comics – Day 191
Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we look at a much overlooked Grant Morrison story from the last issue of Secret Origins, a re-telling of the first meeting of the Golden Age and Silver Age Flash, with artwork by the late, great Mike Parobeck…
The story opens up with a really wonderful beginning…
That’s a really cool opening, right?
As you can see, the story is told by a young boy telling the story of what he did on his summer vacation. It is basically a re-telling of the ACTUAL first meeting of the Golden Age and the Silver Age Flashes (the ones on two different Earths).
Parobeck is a brilliant choice for a simple, old-fashioned story.
The page layout (with the drawings of the characters done in the kid’s art style) is really cool.
Check out a few more pages…
Be sure to check out this issue in the back-issue bins, especially to find out the “secret” behind just who the little kid is in the story!
Secret Origins #50 also has a good Alan Brennert Black Canary (the original one) origin plus some other cool stories by guys like Elliot S! Maggin and Denny O’Neil. The Denny O’Neil story is a Dick Grayson prose origin with illustrations by George Perez.