Just a quick post here. I've been re-reading my issues of the Flash that comprise the storyline "The Trial of the Flash" and some of the opening pages by Cary Bates and Carmine Infantino have been wonderful. Often steeped in exposition to get new readers up to speed, it has yet to fall into the dead, weighty prose of Chris Claremont that so turns me off to his X-Men run.
This opener from the latest issue I read - #334 - is a prime example of why I am having so much fun re-reading these comics. It doesn't necessarily utilize it for catching readers up, but it does have a purpose in this issue's story. And I just love it.
So. Much. Fun.