Tuesday, November 19, 2013

It's in better taste than a selfie at a funeral, anyway.

If you thought Barry Allen was in dire straits the last time we saw him, he may be worse off this issue: Flash #325, "Dead Reckoning" Written by Cary Bates, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Dennis Jensen. On his wedding day, Flash is not only forced to stand up his bride Fiona at the altar, but then has to kill the Reverse-Flash to save her. Hmm, I just realized Barry was going to marry this girl, yet still hadn't told her his secret identity. Well, she was pretty obviously his rebound girl.

Fiona's in the hospital, the cops and the reporters are trying to piece to together the story, a guilt-ridden Flash races to save lives all over the world, and the Rogues stage a daring heist--of the Reverse-Flash's body! Hey, and they got away with it for a change! Captains Cold and Boomerang, along with the Trickster and the Pied Piper, hold their own service for a man they considered one of their own. Sort of.

The Rogues didn't much like Eobard, alias Professor Zoom, alias the Reverse-Flash; but were more offended that he dropped the ball and actually got killed. (Being beat by the Flash was almost to be expected.) After using their weapons to destroy the body, the Rogues go their separate ways again, and don't seem thrilled about future dealings with each other, either. Oddly, I thought more Rogues showed up than just those four; maybe it was their bowling night and the others ditched out or something. (EDIT: Duhr, 'cause the Weather Wizard keeps getting crowded out there!)

Later, after trying to visit Fiona, Flash is arrested and charged with manslaughter, which would start the Trial of the Flash storyline that would run the book into the ground...I think it would run for another two years!


Dale Bagwell said...

Wow! Digger and the Top got a much better funeral than ol' Eobard, ha ha.

I wonder why the Flash trial lasted so long though. Did they really run out of ideas with Barry, so they stuck him with a two-year long storyline? That'd never happen nowadays of course, since no one has the pateince anymore, but damn. Should've just up and cancelled the book or something instead of letting Crisis just off him.

SallyP said...

Oh, how I love the Rogues.