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David Vandervliet 06/23/2011 Reviews

Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

Kid Flash Lost #1 (of 3)
(w) Sterling Gates (a) Oliver Nome

It turns out that Barry Allen and Booster Gold aren’t the only ones to make it through the Flashpoint. Bart Allen, aka Kid Flash, has also found himself in this new world. But the world Bart finds himself in is very different that even the one the Flash does. Where (and when) he is is quite a surprise. How did he get here? Will he be able to find his way back (I guess the title of the book answers that question)? Who can help? I liked this book, but was not blown away buy it.  Sterling Gates is a writer I almost always enjoy, but the art felt pretty standard. It looked good towards the beginning, but the world Bart finds himself in seemed rushed and vague.   Luckily, it seems Bart and his new ally are not going to stick around if they can help it.  Will he be able to get back to the Flash and help?

Cover by KEVIN NOWLAN

The Outsider #1 (of 3)
(w) James Robinson (a) Javi Fernandez

Who is the Outsider? Well that has been the question since he first appeared in FLASHPOINT #1. Is he hero? Villain? Or something more? Ruthless, but refined. Brilliant, brutal, and all business. What are his powers? What are his goals? This series explores the origin and motivations of Flashpoint’s new face. James Robinson has a record of taking obscure legacy characters and making something out of them, even if it’s an uneven record, his hits (Starman, Golden Age) outweigh his misses (Cry for Justice, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman screenplay) But how will he do with a completely original character, in a new world?

Cover by EDDY NUNEZ & SANDRA HOPE

 

LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE  #1 (of 3)
(w) Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning  (a) Eddy Nunez

Having survived the sinking of Europe and been transported to New Themyscira (England), intrepid Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane finds herself behind enemy lines. This book (a complement to Wonder Woman and the Furies, also written by Abnett and Lanning) is weaker than it’s sibling titles so far, which is a shame as it was one of the books I was most looking forward to. It does suffer from exposition-itis, setting up how Lois ended up in the UK. Did we really need to see Lois’ pre-war assignment covering a fashion show? I was hoping more for some WWII style stiff upper lip British ingenuity and resistance. It isn’t until the last 3 pages before we even meet a British character! This series can get better, I hope it does.

Cover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES

REVERSE FLASH – One Shot.
(w) Scott Kolins (a) Joel Gomez

First, don’t be fooled by the cover which says this is  Issue 1 of 3,  It’s not.  This is a one shot, and it’s background information about Eobard Thawne, a/k/a Professor Zoom, a/k/a The Reverse Flash. It continues the story that began in Flash #8 (Reverse Flash:Rebirth). It explores Zoom’s relationship with Barry Allen, and how he learned to shape his attacks against the Scarlet Speedster. He can’t attack Barry directly, because by killing Barry, or even just preventing his becoming the Flash would significantly alter his own origin, preventing him from becoming Zoom.

 

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  1. Jordamus Prime 06/23/2011 at 2:33 pm

    So wait… Reverse Flash is a one-shot? Why is it numbered as 1-of-3?

  2. The Exile 06/23/2011 at 3:35 pm

    Good question.

  3. Comic Booked 06/24/2011 at 1:07 pm

    It is so hard to get into any of these titles. The reboot has sucked the enthusiasm out of reading the current line up.

  4. David 06/24/2011 at 4:26 pm

    One thing I am not sure of is if FLASHPOINT actually leads into the reboot, does Flash's attempt to restore the DCU bring about the DCNu? Or will the story end, and then JL #1 just starts?

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