View Poll Results: Who was Flash/Barry Allen's greatest writer?

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  • John Broome/Robert Kanigher (Silver Age)

    11 18.33%
  • Cary Bates (Bronze Age)

    19 31.67%
  • Marv Wolfman (COIE)

    0 0%
  • Mark Waid (Post-COIE)

    12 20.00%
  • Darwyn Cooke (ELSEWORLDS)

    3 5.00%
  • Grant Morrison (FINAL CRISIS)

    1 1.67%
  • Geoff Johns (FLASHPOINT)

    3 5.00%
  • Francis Manapul (New 52)

    4 6.67%
  • Joshua Williamson (REBIRTH)

    5 8.33%
  • other

    2 3.33%
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    I have to say I LOVED Waid's portrait of Barry in JLA Year One. While the Flash has always been a favorite of mine, I always did find him a bit dull Pre=COIE. I hated Wally under Baron, but soon fell in love with the character once Messener-Loeb took him over, and Waid just cemented that. His portrait of Barry in JLA Year One also cemented my love for Barry.

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    I have to say, I'm surprised how high Waid is rating considering how little he wrote of Barry (especially compared to most on the list!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by married guy View Post
    I have to say, I'm surprised how high Waid is rating considering how little he wrote of Barry (especially compared to most on the list!)
    It's more than you might think at first: he wrote THE LIFE STORY OF THE FLASH, which is the definitive book on Barry Allen's life and career. There were also twelve issues of JLA: YEAR ONE, around seven issues of FLASH/GREEN LANTERN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, and frequent guest appearances in Wally's FLASH title throughout the 1990s.

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    John Broome Is the best and most important Flash writer by a large margin. It's really a shame more people aren't exposed to him nowadays.

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    NOTE: Thread originally started in July 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buried Alien View Post
    Who do you consider to be the greatest writer of the Flash/Barry Allen's character?
    With 47 people having voted, the top three responses are:
    * Cary Bates (Bronze Age) = 14 votes
    * John Broome/Robert Kanigher (Silver Age) = 10 votes
    * Mark Waid (Post-COIE) = 10 votes

    All other poll options have less than five votes each.

    And "Marv Wolfman (COIE)" doesn't have any votes yet.

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    I voted for Darwyn since I really liked his Barry in New Frontier.

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    Cary Bates hands down. No one else is even close.

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    Cary Bates. I just finished purchasing the complete run from 300-350, and now I have an uninterrupted run from 270–til the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post


    And "Marv Wolfman (COIE)" doesn't have any votes yet.
    It's ironic too, as many consider COIE # 8 to be Barry's finest hour.

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    REMINDER: Thread originally started in July 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buried Alien View Post
    Who do you consider to be the greatest writer of the Flash/Barry Allen's character?
    With 56 people having voted,
    * Cary Bates (Bronze Age) = 17 votes
    * John Broome/Robert Kanigher (Silver Age) = 11 votes
    * Mark Waid (Post-COIE) = 11 votes
    * Joshua Williamson (REBIRTH) = 5 votes

    All other poll options have fewer than five votes each.

    And "Marv Wolfman (COIE)" still doesn't have any votes yet.

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    Mark Waid (Post-COIE), followed closely by Cary Bates (Bronze Age), then by John Broome/Robert Kanigher (Silver Age), IMO.
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    If we look at Barry's history, gotta be Cary Bates. However, if we shift slightly to "best Barry has ever been written", I gotta go with Morrison.
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    REMINDER: Thread originally started in July 2018.
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    With 59 people having voted,
    * Cary Bates (Bronze Age) = 18 votes
    * Mark Waid (Post-COIE) = 12 votes
    * John Broome/Robert Kanigher (Silver Age) = 11 votes
    * Joshua Williamson (REBIRTH) = 5 votes

    All other poll options have fewer than five votes each, with Francis Manapul (New 52) currently at 4 votes.

    "Marv Wolfman (COIE)" still doesn't have any votes yet.

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    My vote went to Cary Bates (Bronze Age). You can't beat childhood memories, sadly. (T^T)


    Quote Originally Posted by John Venus View Post
    I voted for Darwyn since I really liked his Barry in New Frontier.
    I know, right?! Glad to know Cooke is getting some love...


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