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.
For those inquiring, we love Jay Garrick and would never make him a baddie. No reinvention. Keep watching :) love that you're asking q's.— Greg Berlanti (@GBerlanti) April 20, 2016
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.