The Flash Boss Greg Berlanti: We Would Never Make Jay Garrick Evil

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Last night's episode of The Flash gave fans some insight into the backstory of Zoom, and seemingly implied that Jay Garrick wasn't a real person, but a creation of Zoom, who was never a real hero at all.

Needless to say, a great many classic Flash comics fans weren't happy -- including veteran comics scribe Mark Waid, who tore into the show on social media.

The outcry didn't go unnoticed, and today we have a new wrinkle in the mystery as showrunner Greg Berlanti promised fans "we love Jay Garrick and would never make him a baddie."

You can see the tweet below.

Many fans have speculated that we'll see the "true" Jay Garrick -- either hailing from another Earth or revealed as the man in the iron mask, a prisoner of Zoom we've seen a few times this year. Last night, Waid dismissed that notion as not a genuine fix for the damage he felt had been done to Garrick on the show.

The Flash airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.