Thursday, July 8, 2010
The Flash Ring Wardrobe
According to Ash, the Flash keeps his costume inside of his ring as opposed to wearing his costume under his clothes. Apparently the Flash suit is folded very small, and then it grows to normal size like a raft filling with air, which is the analogy given in the comics. However, this explanation isn’t very good. Even when a rubber raft is deflated, it takes up quite a bit of space. Additionally, the material of the raft doesn’t stretch; it just gets inflated. If the Flash suit is a raft, then the Flash himself is the air. His suit would take up the same amount of space as a shirt and pair of pants, which would not fit in a ring. Additionally, where does the Flash store his normal clothes? Are all of his clothes made out of the special-raft-spandex? When I complained about this, Ash’s clever retort was, “It’s only a comic.” I then asked why everything has to be ret-conned and line up with continuity if “it’s only a comic” is a valid explanation. Ash has yet to answer me.