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Dan DiDio Teases Return of Wally West (Maybe)

It's probably nothing but it sure caught the attention of a lot of people.

Pretty much since the New 52 started, we've seen a lot of "Where is ___?" over characters that have gone missing. One of those commonly asked is Wally West.

For many of today's readers, Wally was the Flash they grew up with since Barry Allen, the original (not counting Jay), died in 1985. It makes sense that with Barry back, having two Flashes in a new universe could be a bit much.

Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Comics, on Christmas Day, posted the following message on his Facebook page.

"Merry Christmas to Everyone! Even you Wally. maybe I'll see you in the New Year."

Now this could just be a tease. Dan could be joking. Or maybe with the mention of Garth in AQUAMAN #14, there could be something in the works.

It's likely nothing but we won't give up hope.

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Posted by dondave

Bring him back!

Posted by Fhiz

They see me trolling, they hating, patrolling trying to catch me ridin' dirty

Posted by TheMess1428

People are going to hate him if he's joking.

Posted by Perfect 10

lol, Dan you bastard. cant believe he did that. hopefully something comes of it

Posted by Gambit1024

OH MY GOD DO IT!

Posted by danhimself

I won't believe it until I see it

and if he does come back then I want Cassandra Cain!!!!!!!

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@TheMess1428 said:

People are going to hate him if he's joking.

I think people already hate him lol.

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Posted by SUNMAN

I don't see it happening. What are they going to come up with a new persona for him? I mean why would they kill off Barry again at this point

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

Maybe its a new team that consists of Wally West, Stephanie Brown, Donna Troy, Garth, and M'gann M'orzz. :P

Wouldn't that be something?

Posted by bob808

I would love to see Wally West in the New 52.

Posted by Mega_spidey01

so DC  brings back wally marvel. marvel  mind/swap peter parker for otto octavius.

Posted by Kal'smahboi

Doesn't sound like anything to me.

Posted by TheMess1428

@Avenging-X-Bolt: I know. But more than they already do.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

@danhimself said:

I won't believe it until I see it

and if he does come back then I want Cassandra Cain!!!!!!!

This

Posted by The_Tree

I can't conceive of a way in which Wally comes back without major altercations that change him for the worse.

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Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I'm so not putting all my eggs into one basket on this. Until I see actual proof that Wally is in this new reality, I'm not believing anything. Besides, this could all be one awesome bait and switch maneuver.

Edited by colonyofcells

Daniel West has shown up and I prefer Daniel West and Wally West to be brothers and both can have super speed but they don't have to be super heroes so Barry is still the only Flash. Daniel West can be the new Zoom. For Donna Troy, the Wonder Woman writer seems to have zero interest in Steve, Etta, Cheetah, Cassie and Donna so it could be a while before we see Donna unless Donna shows up in Justice League first from Geoff Johns which is unlikely.

Posted by InnerVenom123

Sounds like just an offhand remark.

Posted by Icon

I just can't bring myself to like Wally all that much, but I do hope he comes back for the fans. A lot of ppl grew up with him being the Flash. I think Dan knows that, and that he is planning something (otherwise he wouldn't just throw this out there).

Posted by jointron33

Can Ted Kord fans also expect a stocking stuffer? At least a fridge stuffer?

Posted by Nightwing_Beyond

Wally has always been a popular character. He is a fan favorite on Young Justice so, it would only make sense for DC to capitalize on Wally's recent surge in popularity with introducing him into the new 52. Dan wouldn't say anything about Wally without reason.

Posted by BR_Havoc

Didio just did that to try to drum up some hype away from Marvel and the AMS 700 issue. Even if it is getting a ton of hate its still in the press.

Posted by CircularLogic

Fire Lobdell from Teen Titans, make a new team with Raven (not written by Dan Didion), Garth, Stephanie brown (and maybe Damian?) and move from there. PLEASE.

Posted by capelesscrusader

Would be interesting to see a Giant-Size X-Men approach with these characters. Say the entire League goes missing. Dick activates Batman's "Outsider" protocol or some such, gathering a group of unknown young heroes... Would be fun for a new take on the old-school Titans.

Posted by xtremekidx

they might be thinking of making the first incarnation of titans(that does not exist)into some secret(government maybe)organization...possible??and because of that wally has been hiding all this time??

Posted by colonyofcells

Maybe Wally and Donna are in the Secret Defending Titans ?

Posted by Omega-Man

Personally Didio is just a troll anyway. Look what he did to Cassandra Cain.

Posted by SmashBrawler

I'll just wait and see.

Posted by colonyofcells

Cassandra Cain can probably be reintroduced as working with David Cain and both Cains should make great Batman villains.

Posted by benette_rivera

Now, this is what you call INTERESTING :)

Posted by Mbecks14
Posted by BoyWander

I'll say it again. Wally, Garth, Mia, Cassandra and Damian need to get together and form Young Justice.

Posted by JamDamage

well, he's got a whole year before anyone can actually call him a liar.

Edited by sentryman555

@capelesscrusader said:

Would be interesting to see a Giant-Size X-Men approach with these characters. Say the entire League goes missing. Dick activates Batman's "Outsider" protocol or some such, gathering a group of unknown young heroes... Would be fun for a new take on the old-school Titans.

I REALLY like this idea! Bringing back the Outsiders in this way with the old-school titans would be awesome! Maybe have Dick, Vic, and Kory start it together. It would mean losing Kory on RHATO which would be a little sad but if it was for something like this I wouldn't care!

Posted by stephens2177

@Mr. Kamikaze said:

Maybe its a new team that consists of Wally West, Stephanie Brown, Donna Troy, Garth, and M'gann M'orzz. :P

Wouldn't that be something?

woukd totally support this team.

Posted by Ganthetsward20

I like Barry over Wally, so i dont want him back unless he will be another type of hero i really dont want two flashes.

Posted by arnoldoaad

My Theory

Flash: Earth One

Posted by colonyofcells

Garth is already back. As for Mia, maybe she hooked up with Connor Hawke and they both lived happily ever after.

Posted by OutlawRenegade

@capelesscrusader said:

Would be interesting to see a Giant-Size X-Men approach with these characters. Say the entire League goes missing. Dick activates Batman's "Outsider" protocol or some such, gathering a group of unknown young heroes... Would be fun for a new take on the old-school Titans.

That sounds like the solicit for Justice League 18--The Grid.

Edited by venomyak

Maybe he is talking about someone he knows named Wally?

:(

Posted by garrettsgonewild

Bring back the Original Teen Titans! GARTH DONNA DICK WALLYYYYY!!!

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

At least we are getting one of the pre-new 52 characters back! Now Donna Troy and Stephanie Brown need to return!

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@sentryman555 said:

@capelesscrusader said:

Would be interesting to see a Giant-Size X-Men approach with these characters. Say the entire League goes missing. Dick activates Batman's "Outsider" protocol or some such, gathering a group of unknown young heroes... Would be fun for a new take on the old-school Titans.

I REALLY like this idea! Bringing back the Outsiders in this way with the old-school titans would be awesome! Maybe have Dick, Vic, and Kory start it together. It would mean losing Kory on RHATO which would be a little sad but if it was for something like this I wouldn't care!

uggh, hate that idea (no offense). Luckily the outsiders are already coming back in Katana's series

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Posted by Cavemold

hmm looks like somewhere next year than.

Posted by colonyofcells

I also miss dc's quicksilver (max crandall) and johnny chambers (Quick).

Posted by HushoftheWind

Honestly, i think there was original version of the teen titans roster with Grayson, Roy, Kory, ect. on it but instead of calling themselves Teen Titans i think the new 52 is going to refer to them as Young Justice. It make sense with popularity surge of the Young Justice cartoon.

Edited by colonyofcells

Instead of Teen Titans, it is also possible to use the Justice League brand name by using the group name Young Justice League or Justice League Academy for Superboy, Tim, Bart and Cassie. The adults Dick, Wally and Donna can use the name Titans since they are not teens anymore.

Posted by Twentyfive

I don't really care about most of those characters. Please just bring back Montoya.

Posted by Mercy_

What BS. The DC editors seem intent on consistently stringing along fans of the forgotten (Wally, Cass, Steph) with false hope and vague teases, only to never have it come to fruition. It's complete and utter bullhockey. I'll believe it when I see it, in the form of him being back in comics.

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Posted by Mercy_
@Twentyfive

I don't really care about most of those characters. Please just bring back Montoya.

Her, too!
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