As Goes Lian Harper, So Goes.......?
At the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, Dan DiDio made a few pronouncements regarding the fates of Lian Harper and Wally West in the rebooted DCnU. Read 'em and weep.
On Wally West:
As for former Flash Wally West, there are apparently no plans right now to include him in Flash, although they didn't rule out his inclusion in other titles. When asked when we'd see him again, DiDio didn't hold out much hope, saying that they wanted to focus on Barry to make it easier for new readers. When the questioner pointed out that they were keeping around all four Robins, he said it was simply a creative decision they made.
It's even worse for Lian Harper fans:
On Arsenal and Lian Harper: Because they want to return characters to younger incarnations, Arsenal is now too young to have had children, so Lian Harper no longer exists.
Combine that with Donna Troy's post-Flushpoint MIA status and the Teen Titans reboot.
All this leads me to one conclusion:
Odds are that two fellow ex-Titan offspring will be keeping poor Lian company in The Land of "Never Was":
|Irey West aka Impulse II|
And I've also got a bad feeling that their mother (and Wally's wife) Linda Park will be chaperoning them there.
I hope I'm wrong, but I've got a strong feeling I'm not.
Between this, Cass Cain getting benched post-Flushpoint, and the recent "matchboxing" of Ryan Choi, I'm thinking DC's "target audience" DOESN'T include Asian readers.