Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Flash #15 Review

Mirror Mirror

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Carmine Di Giandomenico, Ivan Plascencia and Steve Wands
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 25, 2017

Last issue ended with the Rogues looking all badass and all was right in the world.  There are few things that make me smile like the Rogues do and seeing them in all their glory was a real spirit lifter. So, I spent the last two weeks counting the days until this new issue was in my hands.  Well, here we are and while I read my comics digitally, we can all pretend it;s in my hands, right?  Now that we have agreed on that, was it worth the wait?  Let's find out...

The issue opens with a few pages setting the scene and than a full page spread of the Rogues stealing it.  The scene and a whole bunch of treasure.  The reader also gets a kickass description of the team from Captain Cold himself and I was smiling again.

When the police arrive and yell "freeze" to Cold, it made me laugh out loud, but the big part of the scene was finding out that this could be the Rogues last big score.  After some pretty cool back and forth amongst the team, it's obvious that the Trickster is still a joke and that the Flash will be along soon to stop them.

Barry does arrive right on time, and the battle and snarky comments begin to fly.  However, just when it looks like the Flash has stopped the Rogues in their tracks, Barry uses that big brain of his to figure out that everything he's dealing with isn't on the up and up.  It's a fun little twist.

It also leads to a showdown between Barry and Mirror Master and Joshua Williamson does a great job showing that MM has done his homework after battling and teaming up with the Flash so many times.  He also picked the perfect battlefield and while the innocent people around Flash are being sucked into the Mirror World, Flash is battling Mirror Flashes and worse.

Barry finally realizes this was all a distraction, but when he returns to Central City the deeds are done and the Rogues have picked the city clean.  While I was not thrilled with the how of it all, I loved seeing the Rogues do their thing.

I really liked this issue.  The art and writing made the Rogues such a kick ass team and the book ends with them feeling even more dangerous than before.  Joshua Williamson is really hitting all the reight notes in this book right now and Carmine Di Giandomenico's art is keeping pace.  If this keeps up, I may have a new favorite book on my hands.

Bits and Pieces:

The Rogues arrival in this book continues to work it's magic.  While not a lot goes on to push the story forward, the Rogues are back.  THE ROGUES!  I had a great time reading this issue and it looks like the fun is just beginning.


1 comment:

  1. I knew that you would like this issue... in Jim's world someone is always going to die (I.e. Mera, Mina) and the Rogues kick ass. Where's Wally though, expected Wally to be back in Central City gathering up the Rogues.