Mark Waid Has Seen THE FLASH Pilot, Says It's "Really, Really Good"

Following on from an interview a few days ago, comic book writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come, Superman: Birthright) has shared his thoughts on the CW's first episode of The Flash. Check out what he had to say after the jump.

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By staypuffed - 5/24/2014

Several days ago, acclaimed comic book writer Mark Waid spoke in an interview about the CW's upcoming The Flash pilot, voicing his concern over the murder of Barry Allen's mother, but showing his enthusiasm for the tone and visuals. Over on his Twitter, he revealed that he has seen the pilot, and enjoyed it quite a lot! Here's what he had to say: 

 

 


 
After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only "meta-human" who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion -- and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won't be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become... The Flash.
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Amputech - 5/25/2014, 12:31 AM
They seem to be taking this show seriously. Should be good.
Jollem - 5/25/2014, 12:43 AM
superman enjoyed being superman. when he wasn't dealing with serious, important stuff
BatManiac - 5/25/2014, 12:53 AM
The show looks insanely good. I can't wait!

BatmanRobinNightwing - 5/25/2014, 12:57 AM
I read this on twitter the other day , the CW sent the pilot episode out to media members and so far the reviews ive read say its excellent and true to the character of flash. I have high hopes for this knowing Geoff johns and everyone behind Arrow are creating this. Cant Fking wait
mgeoff88 - 5/25/2014, 12:57 AM
Hell Yeah! Those are the kind of things you want to hear with a new show.

I guess we can expect more people to watch the pilot soon. I hope The Flash pilot gets a lot of great buzz like this.
Pedrito - 5/25/2014, 12:57 AM
Good to hear!
I trust Waid's judgement.
Arrowhead77 - 5/25/2014, 1:31 AM
Sweet! Not a fan of Waid, but this amps up my excitement for this show even more!
CoulsonLives - 5/25/2014, 1:34 AM
BUT... Does Jay Garrick exist in CW's Flash?
Maybe an alternate dimension? Please? That would be crash!

EVEN BETTER IDEA! Bart Allen!
Wait, SaveThoseIdeasForSeason2...

And now I miss Young Justice... :(
thebearjew - 5/25/2014, 1:40 AM
his. mother being killed hasnt always been part of his orogin??
thebearjew - 5/25/2014, 1:40 AM
*origin
thebearjew - 5/25/2014, 1:42 AM
ya jollem i agree
it would be really wierd for superheroes to smile while punching bad guys
Insomnia - 5/25/2014, 2:10 AM
Braniac.... There source is TMZ..... A site that is even worse than cosmicbookmovie
HypeExMachina - 5/25/2014, 2:10 AM
^ some of the worst casting speculation I've ever read
Brainiac13 - 5/25/2014, 2:13 AM

@Insomnia

I know.....but could be fun as an article. ;)
SonGoku - 5/25/2014, 2:16 AM
@bluedude

Not always. His mother's death first became a thing in Flash: Rebirth.
Insomnia - 5/25/2014, 2:17 AM
Tucks... While i don't think that TMZ is a trustworthy source at all, would you really be suprised after all this suprisecast Warner has announced recently for this movie if Callan was the Joker?
HypeExMachina - 5/25/2014, 2:18 AM
oh god now a video is playing with that annoying TMZ voice, they can't be serious. Callan Mulvey is one of Luthor's henchman... or Brainiac. he's probably some guy in a neck brace filing a lawsuit against against Superman for peripheral damages.. like The Incredibles.
QuestiontheAnswer - 5/25/2014, 2:36 AM
Flash is now his own father though. Damn continuity errors. Anyway I trust Waid, one of the better writers out there.
BatManiac - 5/25/2014, 2:59 AM
Callan Mulvey as the Joker?

McGee - 5/25/2014, 3:00 AM
Praetorian - 5/25/2014, 3:13 AM
Hasn't everyone who watched the five minute "trailer" seen the pilot?
MrReese - 5/25/2014, 4:12 AM
Bring it on!
sameoldthing - 5/25/2014, 4:47 AM
Waid writes Daredevil currently. I wonder if he got confused watching The Flash pilot since his costume is burgandy in color like the movie DD costume?

I hope this show is good as far as writing/acting/directing/action...because the costume color is wrong!
Bright Red people..not that hard to do,Flash has ZERO need for darker suit. Makes no sense.
Klone - 5/25/2014, 5:06 AM
"Remember, this heretic hated MoS. Let's never let him forget like the savage retards that we are"
Pasto - 5/25/2014, 6:28 AM
I was sold from the 5 minutes trailer with all the goods, him liking it is just the icing on top.
Nomis - 5/25/2014, 6:29 AM
I can't believe Mark Waid actually had something positive to say about a DC property.
codydriscollsrightarm - 5/25/2014, 6:39 AM
While I like some of his comics, Waid is a moron. His opinion means nothing to me.

"He enjoys his job", "His mom shouldn't have been killed" waah waah. He sounds like a whiny nerd.

The pilot is getting positive feedback on twitter. I'm so excited about this show.

"Arrow" is the best Comic Book TV Show ever, I'm pretty sure "The Flash" is gonna deliver also.
soforizo - 5/25/2014, 6:41 AM
"@gberlanti @AJKreisberg Seriously, you two. #Flash is really, really good. You made it work. Thanks for remembering he ENJOYS HIS WORK."
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Good for you Mark, but I smell a cheap shot at another property somewhere in there. *Sigh*
soforizo - 5/25/2014, 6:44 AM
@Klone

You sure like to defend your own, don't you MAK?
codydriscollsrightarm - 5/25/2014, 6:50 AM
@soforizo

Good for you Mark, but I smell a cheap shot at another property somewhere in there. *Sigh*

Like I said, he's an idiot.
DrunkenNukem - 5/25/2014, 7:02 AM
Great news...

DAMN IT!.. I WANT TO SEE THIS SHOW NOW!

JoJo1982 - 5/25/2014, 7:38 AM
This show Can put cb tv shows on a whole new level

It's gonna be gooood
Klone - 5/25/2014, 7:40 AM
@sofo

I hate DC zealots more than Marvel ones.
EpitomeofAwesome - 5/25/2014, 7:43 AM
Cool! Can’t wait to see it
Masterpace - 5/25/2014, 7:45 AM
I hope that the visuals will be on par with those from the trailer throughout the entire series...I hope they didn't spend all their VFX money on pilot to "make" people watch it. ;D
marvel72 - 5/25/2014, 7:49 AM
the flash looks good but its definitely gonna feature some dodgy writing & annoying characters,you can tell that from the five minute trailer.
soforizo - 5/25/2014, 7:49 AM
Klone - 5/25/2014, 7:40 AM

@sofo

I hate DC zealots more than Marvel ones.
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Dude you hate EVERYTHING DC more than Marvel/Fox/Sony stuff. That's how you roll.
GL - 5/25/2014, 7:55 AM
I want this apart of the DCCU so bad :-(
dnno1 - 5/25/2014, 7:56 AM
Brian Lowry over at Variety gave it a B+ (see http://variety.com/2014/tv/columns/cw-upfront-scorecard-the-flash-just-might-catch-lightning-in-a-bottle-1201181069/). His one concern was whether the special effects used in the pilot would transfer over to the regular series. Might be a good question for Berlanti and Kriesberg.
ThePowerCosmic - 5/25/2014, 7:58 AM
Waids approval! Nice. I'm down to give it a shot.
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