First Look: Grant Gustin as THE FLASH!

 Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen (left) and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen (right)

Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen (left) and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen (right)

When Grant Gustin was first introduced on Arrow (a show I have been adamantly following since season one) I was a little bit skeptical at first. Right off the bat my first thoughts were: the guy was very gangly and lacked the tuft of blonde hair and bright blue eyes comic book fans are used to seeing when referring to Barry Allen. Though after watching his episodes I grew to like his characterization of Barry Allen. By the mid season finale when (SPOILERS) he gains his super speed powers in quite the similar fashion as he did in the comics, I was holding back my excitement as my sister fangirl squealed with joy (I am so proud of the nerd I cultivated in my baby sis...).

Now with CW set to start a standalone Flash television series, we get a first glimpse of the costume... well... at least the cowl of it.

 CW's FLASH

CW's FLASH

First thing I noticed was the flash logo on the side of the cowl. I hope he still get's the logo on the chest of the costume as well but I like it so far. Much like how in the standalone Captain America film and Marvel's The Avengers, the "wings" on Cap's helmet ended up being less "3-D" and more practical, you'll notice the the same idea was applied to The Flash's lightning bolts on his cowl. Personally, I can't wait for this series and I hope this is the start of a more inter-connected DC Television Universe. Perhaps they will finally start throwing in more of the "fantastical" in Arrow. While I am a fan of the series, I do take issue with the way they handled some aspects like Count Vertigo's power being relegated to a recreational illegal drug (called Vertigo mind you) and Black Canary's "Canary Cry" being less of a meta-human power and more of a handheld device. Perhaps Ollie can start acting less like brooding Bruce Wayne and more like sarcastic Oliver Queen of the comics.

In other news, it looks like John Wesley Shipp, the man who played The Flash in the short-lived 1990 television series, will have a "mystery role" in the new series... perhaps this is the inclusion of Jay Garrick?

 Flash in the 90s

Flash in the 90s

But anyway, I'm looking forward to this... what are your thoughts g33ks? Diggin or not? Sound off in the comments!

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