Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Flash: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues HC [2010]


THE FLASH: THE DASTARDLY DEATH OF THE ROGUES HARDCOVER

The Renegades have brought the Flash into the 25th century to stand trail for the murder of Mirror Monarch. In the present the Top visits Iris to retrieve the evidence box Barry Allen was working on. The box contains evidence that the Top’s ancestor has a criminal record and he will be blacklisted in the 25th century. The Flash escapes 25th century and arrives in the present to save his wife.

The story introduces seeds for the upcoming DC event Flashpoint and the introduction of Hot Pursuit. Geoff Johns may have been overwhelmed as duties at DC Comics increased as well as his work on both Brightest Day and Green Lantern. Overall the story is a bit dull and nothing I would expect from the first arc of the Flash.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – 3 OUT OF 5