Flash #198

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 28, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
9.0Critic Rating
10User Rating

The psychotic speedster known as Zoom attacks Wally, believing that The Flash can only be a better hero by experiencing ultimate sorrow. First on Zoom's hit list? The DCU's other speedsters: Jesse Quick, Jay Garrick and Impulse! "Blitz" part 2.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 6, 2003

    An issue that manages to deliver a pretty solid balancing act as the opening half of the issue acts as a fairly lighthearted introduction to Flash's corner of the DCU, and in spite of my being very familiar with all the material these pages detail, I have to say I was impressed with the nice economical presentation, and was equally pleased by how much ground these pages went over. However, what really earns this issue it's high rating plays out in the final half, as Zoom arrives in this book with all the impact of a tornado, and it's wonderful to see the sense of confusion as Wally looks to have finally run up against someone who is faster than him. I mean there's some downright harrowing moments in this issue, as Zoom acts as almost a ghostly presence that is taunting Wally, and then there's the final page cliffhanger that leaves one on pins and needle waiting for the next issue. The new Zoom makes for a wonderful threat, and best of all one can't help but get the sense that Wally's w Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Josh Stone Jun 2, 2003

    As I said earlier, this series is great. A lot of people just pass by The Flash without so much as a how ya do, and thats just wrong. Flash is a wonderful title that should be on every super-hero fans monthly pick-up list. It has everything a great super-hero story should have; action, drama, suspense, and good values. Notice I said super-hero not anti-hero which is a whole other list. Back to the Flash, its a great buy, and any fan of Geoff Johns will definitely like The Flash. Read Full Review

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