It looks like it’s time for DC to revisit Barry Allen’s origin. At the DC World’s Finest Panel at New York Comic Con Saturday, writer Joshua Williamson revealed that 2019 will be the year of The Flash: Year One. Bleeding Cool’s Madeline Ricchiuto was on the scene at the panel to bring us this breaking news. Though Williamson referred to The Flash: Year One as “this year the book we’re announcing…” he later seemed to imply the Year One story might take place in the Flash’s ongoing title in Spring 2019 instead. We’ll have to seek clarification on that.
“Barry Allen’s sense of hope and optimism is such an important thing,” Williamson said, revealing that the story would follow Barry from his mother’s death to getting his powers to “the hero we know today.”
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