Flash #199

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 25, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
10User Rating

The Flash discovers Zoom's real identity, and Zoom reveals to Flash the true source of his power. But there is one more thing he wishes to teach the Scarlet Speedster: a lesson in how to be a better hero--and you can be sure it's a lesson he'll never forget! "Blitz" part 3."Written by: Geoff Johns

Pencils by: Scott Kolins

Inks by: Doug Hazlewood

Cover by: Scott Kolins

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 9, 2003

    A very exciting issue that is somewhat undone by a plot device that appears to conflict with previous continuity, and while I'm willing to let stuff like this slide if it results in an entertaining idea, the simple fact of the matter is that I also don't understand the logic of this scene, beyond the fact that it allows Geoff Johns to limit the amount of players who can take part in next month's big climatic battle. Still this issue does a wonderful job creating a sense of menace, as while his "I'm making you a better hero" hook is a bit soft in the motivation department, to a certain extent one could make this argument about most super-villain motivations. The idea that Wally is getting a taste of what villains that fight him encounter makes for a very exciting time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski Jun 27, 2003

    Regardless of how this story resolves next month, it is clear that Geoff Johns is about to spin Flash and this comic on its head. There are lots of hints dropped that foreshadow the big finale, and it looks like just about everyone in the Flash family will be involved - and then some! The only problem is that Johns has set a lot of wheels in motion without really explaining anything, like where did the Zoom costume come from and why does Flash spit blood when punched, but incurs no damage after crashing into a tree while traveling at max speed. Read Full Review

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