Flash #188

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 31, 2002 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The extra-sized finale to "Crossfire!" The saga of the Rogues and the Thinker running riot through Keystone and Central City culminates with this issue, and the Flash has been pushed to his limits. Just how is this all going to end? Featuring Chyre, Morillo, Goldface, Piper, and guest-star Cyborg!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 2, 2002

    The turning point of the story brings in a superb Grant Morrison adjustment to post-Crisis Flash history and charmingly alludes to Superman II. The Flash's save of Central City and Keystone City brilliantly relies upon his more subtle powers as well as the speed. Mr. Johns also provides a logical limitation for those powers. This of course begs the question: where was Wally during No Man's Land. Oh, wait a minute. That's right. Big. Yellow. Birds. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 6, 2002

    A book that strains to fit within its thirty pages, and it doesn't quite manage it as there are sections of the story that are hurt by their hurried resolutions. In fact following on the heels of the previous chapters that did such a solid job of establishing the Rogues as contenders, this issue has the group taking a few steps backwards as the Flash & his allies are allowed to secure their victories a little too easily. Still, Geoff Johns is a talented writer who still manages to deliver an entertaining read, and while they are rushed, the victories don't feel implausible, and the Rogues still are allowed to come across a fairly dangerous. The pair of epilogues that are tacked on to the end of this issue also lay out some interesting groundwork for future issues to deal with, and that final page surprise is sure to start up a heated debate among Flash readers. Geoff Johns also continued to make full use of this story's epic feel, as there's several big impact moments during this issue Read Full Review

  • 8.0

    This issue delivered the promise that things were only going to get even more exciting. I don't know what part most enjoy most, but I liked when Captain Cold met up with his friends in the middle of nowhere telling them they need a real leader, referring to himself. This made the Rogues a prominent presence for a long time in The Flash in some pretty interesting side stories for the rest of Geoff Johns' time as its writer.

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