Flash #223

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 29, 2005 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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6.0User Rating

Zoom is back, and he aims to upset the balance of the war and teach Wally West a new lesson in the differences between hero and villain!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 7, 2005

    Howard Porter is not my favourite artist as I find his ability to detail the action clearly on the page to be a little shaky at times. This issue offers up a very telling example of this problem as his art did a very poor job of selling the impact of that final page surprise. You know there's a problem when the writing offers up such a momentous development and one has to actually go back and study the art to figure out why that last page is so important. I also find myself continually disappointed by the art's ability to convey the speed that these characters are capable of. Speed-lines simply aren't enough, but far too often that's all we get. Now there are some nice moments in this issue, as I did enjoy the credit page sequence where Wally deals with the new breed Rogues, and there's a nice double-page arrival of a surprise Rogue in the latter half of the issue. In the end though, the occasional flashy visual isn't enough to have me overlooking the art's weaker elements when i Read Full Review

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