Dan Slott ignores that Barry Allen acted in defense of Fiona Webb
@Batdude21 What's to stop OLDER fans from saying that Jay Garrick is Flash? Not a murderer like Barry Allen who snapped Prof. Zoom's neck!
— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) July 3, 2013
(Speaking of which, there was a storyline in the Spider-Man daily comic strip published by King Features a year or so ago where Sabretooth hounded Spidey, whom he thought knew the whereabouts of Wolverine, culminating in a showdown at a Florida auditorium where both Logan and Victor Creed wound up in a stalemate. But not before Victor threatened to cut Mary Jane into ribbons if Spidey didn't tell him where Wolverine was. Logan thankfully turned up to confront him. But what defeated the story was Spidey's failure to go ballistic on Sabretooth for threatening an innocent woman who happens to be his wife to get answers Spidey didn't have. It was so poorly written and thought out, I was disgusted and haven't read the daily newspaper strip since.)
Once again, Slott has proven he just doesn't understand heroism. Cary Bates' story for concluding the Silver/Bronze Age Flash may not have been perfect (the trial part did go on a bit long, I admit), but the premise that Barry would be forced to take drastic measures to save the life of an innocent was handled well enough and far from the poor taste seen in comics today (and that can include Johns' run on the Flash with his dismal cardboard caricature of the Reverse-Flash, right down to the repetitive violence and other perverted signs that littered his take). And Slott commits the error of criticizing a fictional character instead of the writer who took the direction he presumably dislikes to start with. I think that shows just how much he really cares about Peter Parker too.