Preview: The Flash: Rebirth #1

Death in comics don't really mean what they used to mean. Ever since DC realized that killing off Superman was a horrible public relations disaster, the big two have been somewhat hesitant to kill off anyone else. Marvel did "kill" Captain America (Steve Rogers), and DC most recently "killed" Batman (Bruce Wayne...although I'd say I'm 90% sure he's not really dead). But one of the more poignant deaths had to have been that of Barry Allen in Crisis on Infinite Earths. Recent events in Final Crisis saw the return of Barry West, and now he's got his own series in The Flash: Rebirth. Geoff Johns returns to the all too familiar territory of The Flash in this series that features the start of an explosive and jaw-dropping epic that will reintroduce to the modern age the hero who single-handedly birthed the Silver Age of comics! This is legacy defining here kids, so it's kind of a big deal. Ethan van Sciver provides the illustrations and cover for the John's writing. The Flash: Rebirth #1 is the first of five issues and hits stores this Wednesday (April 1) for $3.99. You'll have to read to find out if this is the real deal or some sick April Fool's joke by the folks over at DC on Flash fans. Preview: The Flash: Rebirth