Flash #217

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 5, 2005 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
10User Rating

A gathering of unlikely individuals pay their last respects to the fallen, and Wally West makes a monumental decision about his personal life.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Jan 7, 2005

    Second, Wally and Linda's reunion encompasses 5 pages of a 22 page comic book. There's so much more happening in Flash #217 than just this reunion, and that's the principal reason why I admire this issue. The uninitiated Flash reader will probably be a bit lost about some of the goings-on of this issue. I have to acknowledge that, but after hopping on to any comic book-related message board and asking a few questions, anyone can be brought up to speed on this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 20, 2005

    It's become a bit of a chore to start off my reviews of this title's art by establishing the idea that I'm not a fan of Howard Porter's work, but the simple truth of the matter is that I find his art to be a little too focused on the delivery of flashy visuals, while important elements like clear storytelling and using elements like body language/facial expressions to sell the quieter moments take a back seat to the delivery of what are essentially pinup visuals. Now I will give the art credit for its delivery of the double-page shot where we see the Rogues have gathered for Captain Boomerang's service, and the last page visual is a pretty chilling image to close the issue, but in the end I find myself less than impressed by this book's art. I did enjoy the scene where Cheetah pays a visit to Zoom though, as it manages to project a nice sense of impending danger, with the two close-up panels of the villains. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Ryan Mar 18, 2020

    Perfect issue by Johns and Porter. Wally and Linda’s long overdue reunion was very satisfying to read. They really are one of DC’s most consistent couples. The conversation between Bruce and Wally was perfectly dialogued, and the Rogues’ funeral for Digger was a very nice scene as well. So much going and so much going right.

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