And Then I Read: THE FLASH 17


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This issue wraps the Gorilla Grodd storyline and ties up a number of long-dangling plot threads, while of course dropping a few new ones. The opening fight between Barry Allen and Grodd is a thing of beauty as rendered by Manapul and Buccellato. I can’t recall another book where the co-writers were artist and colorist, but that dual partnership of writing and art sure works great on this title. Back in Central City, Grodd’s gorilla invaders are leaderless and faltering, and as the storylines collide, the invaders receive some new shocks. The aftermath is well done, and the final page shows where the next threat is probably coming from, and let’s not forget the other simmering cauldron of trouble named Doctor Elias. All good stuff, well told and beautifully visualized. More, please!

Highly recommended.

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