Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Fantastically Flashy Flash - Superhero!

Today I went to the local comic book store Dr. Fantasy's Comics N' More and was just normally browsing through all the latest issues that came out within the past week - love #1 issues by the way - who doesn't?. As I was browsing through the very extensive selections I happen to come upon The Flash #1 (a fantastic issue).

We first start with a group called "Rogues". A small group consisting of Captain Cold, Wizard Weather, Heatwave, Trickster and finally Captain Cold's sister who remains to be unnamed but turns into an astral projection of herself (we'll get to that in a second).

This wonderful issue was written by Francis Manapul (Adventure Comics, Superman and Batman) and Brian Buccellato (Ghost Rider, Witchblade and Hellblazer).

Francis Manapul is currently a writer and artist living in Toronto, Canada and working for DC while Brian Buccellato is currently also an actor when not writing for titles such as the ones mentioned above.

Okay, so now you're wondering where is this leading to now. Well, okay, I suppose I should get back on track here. So here it goes.

We start off with revealing Flash's past talking about how his father would take him to the Flats in Utah, USA. Shows a little sentiment towards Flash by showing Flash at the same Flats his father took him to as a child. It particularly sets it up quite well when Flash mentions speed records being broken. I sensed a little bit of metaphorical foreshadowing when Flash mentions that while speeding down the flats, if you don't know what you're doing, you're getting to get hurt. The last few lines really set it up for the next few pages introducing the other main characters such as the ones named above.

Now before they got their powers, they were just simple people trying to "earn a living" - they even mention that even people on the wrong side of the law are trying to make a living, but by robbing banks.

Pre-Captain Cold (no names just yet - don't want to spoil the story) decided to take it to the next step (after their first foiled bank robbery by the Flash himself) but again like I said (dont want to spoil the story).

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