Flash #190

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Justiniano Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 25, 2002 Critic Reviews: 2
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A Rogues spotlight issue taking a look into the life, origin and current status of the Pied Piper! Many of the other Rogues' lives center around this updated villain, including Trickster-turned-FBI agent James Jesse, and all-out Rogue Heat Wave!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 2, 2002

    Since I was already a fan of the character before Geoff Johns' arrival on the book, Piper's solo issue isn't quite as impressive as Captain Cold's issue, as that issue built up a character who I had previously written off as lame, while this issue simply reaffirms something I already knew. This issue does make good use of the character, and it makes for a nice introduction for new readers, as Geoff Johns does a solid job explaining who this character is, as well as what his current situation is. As for longtime readers they get to enjoy seeing the character hook up with a couple former Rogues, and the issue ends with a fairly interesting situation set up, as James Jesse's offer certainly sounds promising. The issue also takes Piper's somewhat goofy gimmick and gives it some teeth, as there's a very nice sequence in James Jesse's office that shows how dangerous Piper can be. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Sep 27, 2002

    The artwork by Justiniano is adequate in some scenes while too overblown in others. Gritting the Piper doesn't work in my opinion. Neither does making him a hooded creature of the dark. Hisssssssssssssssssssss. It's so over the top I almost laughed, and I don't believe this is the reaction Geoff Johns intended. Read Full Review

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