Todd & Joe Have Issues 11/02/17: Flash Iron Heights Nov02

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Todd & Joe Have Issues 11/02/17: Flash Iron Heights

This is where my Flash run and fandom begins. The Flash is one of the most recognizable super heroes around and can be distilled in a way that anyone can understand (“runs really fast”) but he was just one of those characters I just never read. I caught bits and pieces of him in other books (Superman, Batman, JLA, etc.) but never enough to check out his solo book. That all changed with Dave Romeo.

Dave is the owner of my local comic book shop, Comics on the Green, and in 2000, he suggested I try JSA, at the time written by James Robinson, later taken over by Geoff Johns, which I ended up loving and immersing myself in DC history. A year later, the same writer, along with artist Ethan van Sciver, did a one shot taking over Wally West’s version of the Flash. And pun intended, I was off to the races.

This issue introduces new readers not only to the Flash and his ‘family’ but also his Rogues Gallery, by introducing new villain Murmur, along with Iron Heights Prison itself, along with many other people, relationships and concepts that would shape the entire DCU for the next ten plus years to come.

Any discussion, thoughts, feelings, criticisms of this week’s selection can be placed below in the comments section. As well as suggestions about future choices for one shot issues to add to our list.