Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I must admit that I was a bit skeptical when Impulse first appeared in the pages of The Flash, as I have an aversion to the trend of insta-kids in comics (offspring that appear out of the blue, fully grown). I soon grew to like the character, as the fact of his rapid aging was not just a means to an end, but truly informed the character and how he perceived the world around him. His self titled series was the kind of humorous superhero comic that we don't see enough of anymore. I also liked the character growth that Bart Allen was given upon his graduation to the Kid Flash role. I did not, however, like when he was given yet another instant growth spurt and became the next incarnation of The Flash. Not too many other readers liked this either, and that decision has thankfully been reversed.
I used a Thing image here by the great Scott Kolins - here's a Kolins-illustrated page from the Thing: Freak Show mini-series: