Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The Flash: Rebirth #2 (July, 2009)
Barry Allen had turned up alive after nearly a quarter century of comics had passed him by while trapped in the Speed Force. Unbeknownst to him, a plan was established amongst his friends and family for just such an occurrence. For instance, his former superior at the Central City crime lab, Captain Desmond Frye, was notified by Iris Allen that her husband was back from his stint in a "witness protection program" and ready to return to duty. How was that possible? "Wonder Woman used her government connections to account for your absence over the last several years... The Justice League assumed you'd want to pick up where you left off." It would have been simple to allow Batman to be the one waving that magic wand, as he'd done to create the Diana Prince identity at the Department of Metahuman Affairs that established those "government connections," but it was nice that the Amazing Amazon got credit for the solid instead.
"Dead Run" was by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver.