Flash: Zoom Theory 2.0

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   Just a quick note on a theory that I postulated on Twitter two weeks ago to John Rocha. What if Zoom is the speed force made manifest? What’s more, what if it is specifically Jay Garrick’s speed force? It would make sense, both from a story telling point of view and as a point of logic as to what is happening to Jay.

Theoretical Spoiler: Flash’s Zoom Could Be…

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The Flash — “Enter Zoom” | Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

   Zoom. Who, on Earth-2, could Zoom be? While at work today I heard an interesting theory from one of my managers that began a very short trip to the identity of Zoom. My manager was in the ballpark but it just didn’t add up. Why would Zoom not just take Barry out, himself? What is the purpose of blackmailing other metas to do his dirty work? Obviously Barry can thwart his plans, whatever they may be.

   For a possible “Spoiler” read more…

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The #Flash Finale On The CW

Grant Gustin as The Flash
Grant Gustin as The Flash
Pepsi Super Series Collection The Flash (Moon) Glass 1976
Pepsi Super Series Collection The Flash (Moon) Glass 1976

   The Flash finale on the CW network hit ALL of the right buttons. This was the fledgling show’s opening swing and it hit home-run after home-run. Ever since Grant Gustin’s (@grantgust ) introduction as Barry Allen, on the Arrow, I’ve been excited about this show. It works. The inclusion of John Wesley Shipp (), the original Flash from the 1990’s, as Barry’s father is one of many nods to the past. Not only the old show received the hat tip, the comics were heavily referenced. The Flash is a love letter to the character’s fan base and an open door with flashing welcome sign to those who know next to nothing about him.

My anatomy isn't quite right but here is my Flash...
My anatomy isn’t quite right but here is my Flash…

   You don’t have to watch each episode to enjoy them either. Unlike some shows, if you can keep up at any point then you are along for the fun ride. It has a very Babylon 5 vibe to the way the stories are set up and is quite possibly THE best live action show I’ve seen on TV… ever. This is coming from a Trekker/Trekkie and hardcore Marvel fan.

   WB needs to see how this show is built and rethink their humorless dick policy for their theatrical releases. Barry doesn’t take everything to seriously. He cracks wise and a smile quite often.

   If you want to be entertained at a fast pace, do yourself a favor and watch the first season of The Flash. Head over to read Rob Bricken’s take on io9:

Hey Other Comic Book Shows, The Flash Finale Just Kicked Your Ass!

   As Cisco said, May the Speed Force be with you.