Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Devil Comics Review | The Flash: Who is Hunter Zolomon? Zoom Revealed

During the second midseason of the Flash we were introduced to Hunter Zolomon who was the Earth-1 doppelganger for Jay Garrick. Later Jay is killed by Zoom and he revealed himself as Hunter Zolomon. One of the major differences between the television series and comics is that Barry Allen is the first to encounter Zoom and not Wally West. 

In the comics Hunter Zolomon is a profiler who was introduced to us by Geoff Johns during his tenure on the Flash. He first appeared in The Flash: Secret Files & Origins #3 as Hunter Zolomon before taking on the mantle of Zoom in The Flash #197. Zolomon’s back was fractured by Gorilla Grodd and he begged Wally West who was the Flash to go back in time and change events. Wally refused so Zolomon used the Cosmic Treadmill to go back himself however the Cosmic Treadmill blew up and he became Zoom. We also got a team-up between the Reverse-Flash and Zoom which will hopefully transition onto the Flash television series.