Mister Miracle and Sheriff of Babylon artist Mitch Gerads welcomed his newborn son into the world. Not only did he welcome him into the world, but he gave him a solid comic book name, West Allen Gerads.
Gerads made the announcement in typical comic book fashion, “We have a new release! I’d like to introduce you all to my new color flatter, West Allen Gerads!!”
We have a new release! I'd like to introduce you all to my new color flatter, West Allen Gerads!! ⚡️⚡️??? pic.twitter.com/SLcedgnHJQ
— Mitch Gerads (@MitchGerads) September 12, 2017
Fans of The Flash will instantly recognize the name as Barry Allen’s wife’s married name. She went by Iris West-Allen starting in the late ’60s up until the 2011 Flashpoint reboot of the DC Universe’s continuity.
For fans of the television show, Iris West-Allen has played a prominent role in all three seasons so far since her name first appeared in a byline from a future newspaper in Season 1 Episode 1.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed Iris West-Allen would continue to play a major role in The Flash Season 4 with the marriage of Barry and Iris.
A number of friends and comic book professionals congratulated Mitch and his family on their newborn son:
Congratulations Mitch! We could not be happier for you guys. Your life is now complete.
— Meredith Finch (@finchmeredith1) September 12, 2017
— Jason Latour (@jasonlatour) September 12, 2017
— Rick Remender (@Remender) September 12, 2017
Best thing in the world.
— Jonathan Hickman (@JHickman) September 12, 2017
AHHHHHH!! Congrats, you guys!!!!!!
— ?CHRIS SAMNEE (@ChrisSamnee) September 12, 2017
— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) September 12, 2017
Congrats!Someday a relative will buy the baby one of these. Thank them and then donate it to Good Will. pic.twitter.com/9Ugsi4AyCV
— Jeff McComsey (@Jeff_Mccomsey) September 12, 2017
Yes!!! Congratulations to you and your wife! Welcome to the world, West Allen!!! ⚡️⚡️⚡️
— Joshua Williamson (@Williamson_Josh) September 12, 2017
We’d like to express our own congratulations to Mitch and his family! We look forward to West Allen Gerads hitting the treadmill and breaking some speed records!