Is Barry Allen a Blue Lantern?

#1 Posted by deadpool101 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

I heard from a not-completely-reliable source that Barry Allen is "Blue Lantern Flash". Is this true?

#2 Posted by glforthewin (2355 posts) - - Show Bio

yes but only for 24 hours then he goes back to being regular flash

#3 Posted by deadpool101 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait so it was a one off thing? he was BLF for 24 hours and that was it? I mean, they can drag that out to several issues but...
#4 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio
@deadpool101 said:
" Wait so it was a one off thing? he was BLF for 24 hours and that was it? I mean, they can drag that out to several issues but... "
It was (and still is) a desperate action to counter the Blackest Night.
#5 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15258 posts) - - Show Bio

48 hours

#6 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio
@Son_of_Magnus said:
" 48 hours "
Nope, it's 24.
#7 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15258 posts) - - Show Bio
@AtPhantom said:
" @Son_of_Magnus said:
" 48 hours "
Nope, it's 24. "
O I thought they said 48 I guess I misread something
#8 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio

#9 Posted by Ms. Omega (4509 posts) - - Show Bio

 

Too bad he cant stay that way for more than 24 hours :(
#10 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad its only a 24hr thing. Seems like just the right amount of time.

#11 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

only one i would actually want to see keep it or at least get reinstated afterword is Scarecrow.

#12 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE: co-signed. He'd be a perfect addition to the Yellow Lanterns. Sinestro needs some name brand villains to roll wit.
#13 Posted by deadpool101 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

damn right! scarecrow is mr. fear. yellow lantern suits him great! and was that lex luthor as an orange lantern? and wonder woman as a saphire one? idk about wonder woman, but the idea of lex w/ a power ring is badass!
#14 Edited by deadpool101 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

    
 
  I found this pic of his basic costume 
 
So he can be BLF for 24 hours at a time? So every other day he is BLF? 
 
And how does he use both the power ring and his speed? does he do blue lantern stuff at superspeed or what?
#15 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio
@deadpool101 said:
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       I found this pic of his basic costume  So he can be BLF for 24 hours at a time? So every other day he is BLF?  And how does he use both the power ring and his speed? does he do blue lantern stuff at superspeed or what? "
No no no, he's a blue lantern only for 24 hours. Then he turns back to normal flash for the rest of his life. It's a one time thing, only for blackest night. As for your other questions, we don't know, we've yet to see him in action in the next issue.
#16 Posted by deadpool101 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

so he was oly BLF for 24 hours? ten doesnt that mean he isnt BLF anymore?  
and i think barry should get re-instated as a blue lantern after blackest night. either that or killed.

#17 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio
@deadpool101 said:
"so he was oly BLF for 24 hours? ten doesnt that mean he isnt BLF anymore?  

and i think barry should get re-instated as a blue lantern after blackest night. either that or killed."

The 24 hours aren't up yet. The entire Blackest Night so far takes place during one night.
#18 Edited by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio
@deadpool101 said:
"

so he was oly BLF for 24 hours? ten doesnt that mean he isnt BLF anymore?  
and i think barry should get re-instated as a blue lantern after blackest night. either that or killed.

"
i dont think you understood what he was telling you.
these characters just got turned into these new Lanterns.
nothing else has happened yet.
you should probably read the Blackest Night
comic if your interested.
#19 Posted by deadpool101 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

oh. sorry. I'm a bit rusty on newer comics. I've kinda been picking up bits and bobs rther than collecting whole series.  
 
thanks for answering my questios though. I think Barry would be cool as BLF if he kept it.
#20 Posted by DEGRAAF (7896 posts) - - Show Bio

@deadpool101 said:

"oh. sorry. I'm a bit rusty on newer comics. I've kinda been picking up bits and bobs rther than collecting whole series.   thanks for answering my questios though. I think Barry would be cool as BLF if he kept it. "


 

i agree.  
I think he should become a blue lantern full time. 
 
I also think scarecrow should be a yellow lantern full time, 
 
I would say that lex shouldnt stay a ornage lantern but find some way to replicate its power for him self. I also think brainiac would be a good choice to the orange ring always trying to gain more information 
 
I think the red lantern ring should have gone to doomsday and he should become a full time member 
wonder woman makes sense as the pink lantern just because she loves everything 
 
I like the choice for compassion as well. He needed a new persona 
#21 Edited by deadpool101 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

who were the other people in that pic besides Barry, Luthor, Scarecrow and Diana? And there have been a few pics of heroes and villians together. are heroes and villians uniting to stop the black lanterns and black hand?
#22 Posted by robbiesol (474 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambler said:
" @CATMANEXE: co-signed. He'd be a perfect addition to the Yellow Lanterns. Sinestro needs some name brand villains to roll wit. "

Triple signed.  
 
Scarecrow was made for a Yellow Ring.  Batman's hosed if he gets to keep it though. 
 
Luthor with an Orange ring would be perfect as well, and a nice boost to put him closer to Superman's level.   
 
I would honestly like to see both these villains keep their rings from here on out, if only to make them better threats to their respective heroes
#23 Posted by JediXMan (30976 posts) - - Show Bio
@AtPhantom said:
" @deadpool101 said:
"
       I found this pic of his basic costume  So he can be BLF for 24 hours at a time? So every other day he is BLF?  And how does he use both the power ring and his speed? does he do blue lantern stuff at superspeed or what? "
No no no, he's a blue lantern only for 24 hours. Then he turns back to normal flash for the rest of his life. It's a one time thing, only for blackest night. As for your other questions, we don't know, we've yet to see him in action in the next issue. "
Actually, Barry has used his Blue Lantern powers. He's shown the ability to create constructs (see Blackest Night: Flash #2)
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#24 Posted by burr787 (2504 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope that Scarecrow and Atom stay with their corps.

#25 Posted by Paragon (7293 posts) - - Show Bio

Scarecrow was the next in line for the Yellow Ring of Sector 2814, but just as he was about to receive it, it was intercepted by Hal and John, then destroyed by the Guardians. This was way back in GL #27.

#26 Posted by robbiesol (474 posts) - - Show Bio
@Paragon said:
"Scarecrow was the next in line for the Yellow Ring of Sector 2814, but just as he was about to receive it, it was intercepted by Hal and John, then destroyed by the Guardians. This was way back in GL #27. "

I remember this.  He was in the Asylum at the time I think.   
 
He needs to keep this ring.  It would be sweet.
#27 Edited by deadpool101 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

Agreed. Not sure about Lex tho. He should fight supes w/ it and then give it up. i think at the end of blackest night, batman should come back as a white lantern and save the universe. then give up his lantern and return to normal. perfect way to bring the coolest DC hero back and end blackest night at the same time! Scarecrow needs to keep the ring. He is getting old and boring as a normal villian. ever since knightfall he's sucked. But w/ the ring, he's the coolest yellow lantern ever. Joker should have all the rings, one for each finger, and kick everybody's ass!
 
 
Serious question: If blackest night has only taken place over one night, how man y comics have there been of it? (issues) is it like an hour per issue?

#28 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7909 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not follwing Blackest Night as such just here and there, I'd like to pick this one up could some one inform me of which issue Scarecrow + everyone become Lanterns please?

#29 Posted by deadpool101 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah I'm not following it either really. I pick up bits of info here and there but I haven't been collecting. It sounds like a pretty cool story. But I'll probably just get bits and pieces here and there and wait for the graphic novel to come out w/ the whole story in one book before I read the whole thing. Are street level heroes involved in it? Like Green Arrow and the Batman family? What are they doing in this whole lantern crisis? Or are they all wrapped up in  the battle for the cowl and other stuff like that?

#30 Posted by reaper2923 (2778 posts) - - Show Bio

God I hate that I like Flash as Flash

#31 Posted by deadpool101 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

What do you mean?

#32 Posted by Rorschach's Ghost (32 posts) - - Show Bio

 Personally I'd like to see Barry get the Blue Ring that left Hal after this is all over for simple reasons.  And really, going from a red 'Flash' to 'Blue Flash' isn't that big a stretch.
 
- First off, since Wally West is almost identical to him in every way, he doesn't have that same iconic feel. Two identical flashes hinder both characters in my opinion. If he was a blue lantern, the Blue Flash can be involved in different things. 
 - Secondly, blue lanterns only have their powers in the presence of a green lantern and otherwise can only use spaceflight. So without a GL, he's still the traditional flash. Not only does that make him useful to the BL Corps but, it doesn't 'over power' him.
 - Thirdly, Hal Jordan needs a 'partner' in sector 2814 (each GL is supposed to eventually get a BL to boost their abilities) so Hal and Barry as friends and partners would only be able to access above average powers when together. As Hal is frequently off doing other things and theres 4 Earth GLs all in different places, Barry could pop up in the nick of time in many places or have a plausible reason to not always be around as a blue lantern. 
 
Scarecrow could also keep a ring after this is all over as (mentioned in previous post) he was supposed to get one before. I don't think its that big a deal as Crane has been kind in a rut for a long time. With 4 green lanterns for Earth and Batman MIT (missing in time lol) I don't think he'd be over powered. Plus if he actually leaves earth to go find new things to be afraid of / use to frigthen others, he could go cause some really chaos and amp up the Sin Corp rep as terrifying. Basically he could graduate from a back up Bat villain. I'd like to see him making Scarebeast constructs myself haha :)
 
The nature of the OL make Lex keeping a ring unlikely(though he is in kinda a rut) and Wonder Woman, Atom, and Mera as lanterns makes them sorta over powered in my opinion. They don't need the extra help creatively I don't think.

#33 Posted by deadpool101 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree w/ everything you said. I don't think Lex should be an OL. but that thing about hal and barry working together makes perfect sense! they were like best friends when barry was alive so it only makes sense now. it also makes wally cooler cuz he's not just "one of the flashes".
#34 Posted by Rorschach's Ghost (32 posts) - - Show Bio

Exactly! Barry and Hal have established their legends, died, and returned to life. While I'm glad they were both brought back, they were also both replaced by guys (Kyle / Wally) that are deserving characters in their own right. I'd like to see Barry and Allen team up and be part of larger scale plots (like the recent Corps wars and Blackest Night)  but, give some of the spotlight back to Kyle and Wally in terms of handling the smaller scale more personal stories that really let their personalities stand out. 
 
Kinda like how DC recently (and temporarily) killed Bruce Wayne. Bruce will be involved in his own HUGE Bruce Wayne VS History arc. The scope fits as he's such a well established iconic character. By giving the spotlight to Dick Grayson for awhile, we are able to enjoy all the small scale Gotham crime stories and villain schemes from a fresh perspective and let Dick & Damien shine.

#35 Edited by deadpool101 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah. Okay i have some questions about bruce's death: 
 
It was Darkseid that killed him right?  
And has he been brought back yet? 
When he will / did come back, was it as a black lantern?  
 
P.S. Damian is a little asshole (but is still a pretty cool character!)
#36 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

Atom, Barry and Scarecrow should get inducted into the actual corps they're currently representing. Don't really care about anyone else.

#37 Posted by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

The only one I'd like to see remain a lantern is Scarecrow. He's awesome as a Bat-villain, but he's been a bit over-used. I'd like to see something new done with him.

#38 Posted by daredevil21134 (12121 posts) - - Show Bio

hmmmm

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