Flash #213

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 25, 2004 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Wally West is about to learn that having a secret identity isn't all it's cracked up to be when he's accused of a crime by Keystone Police. But as the Flash tries to clear Wally's name, an old villain stops him and all of Keystone dead cold.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 1, 2004

    Howard Porter has never been one of my favourite artists, and his work on this series hasn't exactly changed my opinion of his work, as to me it has a rough quality to it, and that there are many times when the art seems more concerned with delivering a powerful image instead of trying to tell the story. Still, I will concede the art does a pretty effective job of delivering the Turtle's new ability, as the slow motion effect is well presented, as are the scenes where the speed is momentarily restored. Now I'm not entirely sold on the Turtle's look as it's rather comical, but the art does manage to inject a nice sense of danger when the character is lingering seemingly lustfully over a young child. Ethan Van Sciver's cover image is also a pretty solid visual, even if it tells one nothing about the story inside. Read Full Review

  • 8.0

    The issue's start alone is enough to prove it was worth its cost (Which would be a bargain today). Captain Cold certainly gets his point through. He doesn't need his comrades messing themselves up, so he refuses to let them do any drugs. It also shows him as quite the badass Johns made him out to be.

  • 7.5
    Ryan Mar 17, 2020

    Flash 213 is obviously filler/setting up other issues, but it’s still pretty good. Props to Geoff Johns for getting me to take the Turtle somewhat seriously

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Mar 2, 2020

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