Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #1

Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #1

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: Scott Kolins Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 8, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 16, 2011

    When it comes to re-imagining villains as heroes, there's a lot of things you can do with it in how much of their personalities you change and their approach to justice. Some end up just being viewed as heroes while still doing the killing and that's where Citizen Cold generally lands. He's admired and lauded by the people who love it when he kills off another villain that's been threatening them. It earns him endorsements and attention, but there's only so much that he really wants to get in that area since he has his secrets. With the way he's taken down villains, it's not a surprise that some of the rogues are going to work together to end the threat and having that spearheaded by Mirror Master is expected, but the way he has to do it gives it a little extra flavor. This isn't a standout book, but it has a good feeling to it that left me smiling and enjoying it, even if the real identity reveal didn't mean anything to me. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jun 8, 2011

    Despite the story's shortcomings, Kolins delivers visually. The pacing of his scenes and his panel composition go to great lengths to serve the narrative, even if the scenes themselves remain disjointed from one another. For example, the scene in which Cold learns of his father's death is a great sample of both of Kolins' strengths, despite the scene itself feeling isolated and confusing in conjunction with the rest of the book. Mike Atiyeh's colors aren't the best fit for the art either, despite being a recent frequent collaborator. The painterly textures freeze any sense of movement that Kolins puts into his work, and more often than not serves to muddy the images, particularly in lower light scenes. It's not damning to the book overall, but there are quite a few instances where a change in colors would've been a benefit. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 15, 2011

    Interesting first issue which starts out with a battle between Cold and Mr. Freeze (pretty cool), a revelation that the Rogues are part of this reality as well (more of a miss), and ends with Wally West turned into a frozen Popsicle (okay that's kinda funny). I could have done with far less of the tortured back story, but it's still worth a look. Read Full Review

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