COMICS: THE FLASH Creative Team Reveal The Identity Of 'Daniel West'
In a lengthy interview with Newsarama, The Flash creative team Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato have revealed exactly how Daniel West (introduced in last month's #0 issue) is connected to the West family. As you should already know, the significance of that name has a lot (everything?) to do with fan favourite Flash, Wally West; a character who is sadly missing from "The New 52" continuity. Unfortunately, the introduction of Daniel doesn't mean that DC are opening the door for Wally's eventual return...at least not yet! Check out the excerpt below and make sure to click on the link at the bottom of the page to read the Q&A in full.
...and you might just be disappointed! Co-writers Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato have revealed the identity of 'Daniel West' and it appears as if his introduction has nothing to do with any secret plans to bring back fan favourite Flash, Wally West. Read on for details!
Francis and Brian, DC called out the fact that Daniel West appeared in The Flash #0. Why was his appearance significant, and why was he specifically called a member of the "West family?"
Francis Manapul: Well, you only need two people to make a family. He's Iris' brother. I think we'll stop at that.
Brian Buccellato: Obviously, we get asked questions about the West family from time to time, and unfortunately, we always have the same answer. Daniel West and Iris are siblings. And that's the West family that's in the New 52 currently.
Currently. But it seems to open the door for more West family members, doesn't it?
Manapul: I guess that's open to interpretation.
OK, we'll leave it at that. But I know you guys are all about themes. How does Daniel West play into the themes of the story?
Manapul: With Daniel West, as you see in issue #0, he was arrested all those years ago, and now we've seen him resurface in Central City after he's finishing up his sentence. And he's trying to create a home for himself and trying to go back to his own life. And that's part of the running theme in the story. Coming home.
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