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Kid Flash

Alias: Bart Allen

Titans Member
Joined:
Teen Titans (fourth series) #1 [2011]

Related Links: Bart Allen (Pre-DCnU)

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Hero History


Hailing from the 31st century, hyperactive speedster Bart Allen arrived on the doorstep of Mother Bernice’s Home For Wayward Boys with no memory of his past. Witnessing the success of other heroes of this era, Bart created a makeshift costume of his own and dubbed himself Kid Flash. But the speeding samaritan’s first mission was less than successful, as his attempt to stop a small fire caused a raging inferno instead.

This act led to events whereby Kid Flash was abducted by N.O.W.H.E.R.E., a mysterious organization that captured and corrupted meta-human youths for their own nefarious purposes. After Kid Flash escaped their secret complex alongside the super-powered Solstice, they joined Red Robin and a group of targeted teenagers to form an impressive resistance force known as the Teen Titans. Together, they were able to rescue the living weapon known as Superboy and dismantle N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s secret complex in the Antarctic.

Kid Flash’s makeshift debut in TEEN TITANS #1 [2011].
Kid Flash’ displays his powers in TEEN TITANS #7 [2012]. 

Powers & Abilities


Kid Flash is a super-speedster, who is still exploring the full nature of those powers.

 

Essential Reading


Teen Titans #1-6 [2011-2012]: Tim Drake, Batman’s former sidekick, is back in action when the nefarious N.O.W.H.E.R.E. organization seeks to capture, kill or co-opt super-powered teenagers. As Red Robin, he’s going to have to team up with the mysterious and belligerent powerhouse thief known as Wonder Girl and the hyperactive speedster calling himself Kid Flash to stand any chance at all against a living, breathing weapon with roots in another world! They – along with a few other tortured teen heroes – will be the Teen Titans. First DCnU appearances of Red Robin, Wonder Girl and Kid Flash in issue #1. First DCnU appearance of Solstice in issue #2. First appearance of Skitter in issue #2. First appearance of Bunker in issue #3.
Teen Titans #7-8 [2012]: The team stages an assault against N.O.W.H.E.R.E., but they are captured and tortured under the sadistic psychic scalpel of Omen. First DCnU appearance of Omen.


Scott Lobdell on The DCnU Teen Titans


Call It A Comeback: Lobdell Returns with DCnU’s TEEN TITANS
courtesy of http://www.newsarama.com

Like all big news stories, DC’s announcement that they’re cancelling their entire existing line of DC Universe series and launching with 52 new books in September — alternately called a revamp, a reboot and the “DCnU” — contained many smaller stories within that major development.

One of the more noteworthy undercurrents of DC’s relaunch is the Scott Lobdell comeback. The writer is on three of the new 52 titles — Teen Titans, Superboy and Red Hood & The Outlaws — or, nearly six percent of the initial new DC Universe.

Scott Lobdell on the DCnU Teen Titans: I have to say I don’t really see things as being that dramatically different as much as I am seeing things being dramatically the same.

Tim Drake is still Red Robin, Cassie Sandsmark is still Wonder Girl, and everyone is still pretty much exactly who they are, just with a little custom fitting.

My first draft of Teen Titans read as if it were Teen Titans #101 — maybe a brief few months after [J.T. Krul]’s run which was ending with issue 100. People were very excited and supportive of it, but soon it was decided I didn’t go far enough: they wanted this book to feel like an issue one, not a continuation of a series cancelled by low sales. They wanted readers who were picking up Teen Titans #1 to feel like they were picking up the first issue of a new series… and so that is what Brett and I delivered.

Having said that, when the idea of Teen Titans was first created it was a book about sidekicks hanging out together. But we’ve come a long way from sidekicks – which was reflected first in Marv’s run where they are all their own super heroes, and later in Geoff’s run, where Teen Titans became about the newer generation of heroes being shown the ropes by the most recent generation.

Because that had all been done before (and done so extremely well by those guys) I didn’t feel like it was in anyone’s interest in going back and retelling those stories. I wanted to look at the idea of the Teen Titans if they were being formed right here and now. What would bring them together, and why would they stay together?

Again, Marv and George and later Geoff and Mike have given us some of the best comic stories of the past 30 years. Nothing I’m doing will change how great those stories were and will be now and forever.

 


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