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Shawn





So, when Waid left, I left and I skipped the whole Johns run. Now that Waid's back, I'm wondering about picking up those 8 Johns TPBs. Were they any good? Or skipable?

Thanks!
Shawn
PS Very excited Mark's back!


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Meador




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> So, when Waid left, I left and I skipped the whole Johns run. Now that Waid's back, I'm wondering about picking up those 8 Johns TPBs. Were they any good? Or skipable?
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> Thanks!
> Shawn
> PS Very excited Mark's back!

It is one of my favorite runs ever! I am sure there are some that will say I am wrong but I think it is great. I have a couple of runs I reread a lot, Walter Simonson's "Thor," Frank Miller's "Daredevil" and Geoff John's "Flash."

I love Waid's work, I think his run on "Fantastic Four" was/is some of the best, I am rereading it right now. I can't wait to read this new series.

I have looked at the Johns issues and they are expensive, relatively speaking. A few of the trades are a little pricey too.


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The Rev




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> So, when Waid left, I left and I skipped the whole Johns run. Now that Waid's back, I'm wondering about picking up those 8 Johns TPBs. Were they any good? Or skipable?
>
> Thanks!
> Shawn
> PS Very excited Mark's back!

I was like you. I was so enamored with the Waid run that I dropped the Flash when he left. I actually dropped a little before he left b/c I heard he was leaving. Either way, I put off getting any of the Johns run for about a year. At some point, I found several issues in a bargain bin and picked them up. I was hooked almost immediately. This stuff is at least as good if not better in some places than the Waid stuff IMHO. There were a couple of places that I didn't care for but overall, this is a great run of the Flash. My biggest complaint was that they didn't end the run with 125 when Johns left. Those last few issues from 126-130 were painful after having so many years of such great stories. If you can afford it, I strongly encourage you to pick up the Johns run.

The Rev


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punishment




Johns managed to put such a strong focus on the cast. I found myself reading the next issue just as much to see what happened to Captain Cold or Linda Park then Wally himself.


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Kelson




> Johns managed to put such a strong focus on the cast. I found myself reading the next issue just as much to see what happened to Captain Cold or Linda Park then Wally himself.

Johns had a very good handle on the Rogues, and they were practically regular members of the cast during his run. I've said before, if he were to write a book just focusing on the Rogues, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.


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i think johns startyed very strong but his finish was a little week
like other said he did gret job with the rogues except he made captain cold a little too honorable at times if you ask me i would say a pretty darn good run not as good as waids but pretty darn good


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Johns' run was excellent and probably rivals Waid's run. You're not going to hear any Flash fan say anything bad about Geoff Johns.


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> > Johns managed to put such a strong focus on the cast. I found myself reading the next issue just as much to see what happened to Captain Cold or Linda Park then Wally himself.
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> Johns had a very good handle on the Rogues, and they were practically regular members of the cast during his run. I've said before, if he were to write a book just focusing on the Rogues, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

That's why I loved it. The Rogues were the reason I ended up buying the book, the first time I've ever been a regular Flash reader since Barry's departure from the title role. Good, good stuff.


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Shawn




> i think johns startyed very strong but his finish was a little week
> like other said he did gret job with the rogues except he made captain cold a little too honorable at times if you ask me i would say a pretty darn good run not as good as waids but pretty darn good

I've been burned so many times by "staying on" after my favorite writers depart that I totally didn't get Geoff a chance. Looks like I should check out those TPBs.
Thanks!
Shawn


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Scott




After dropping FLASH somewhere in the twenties, I picked up Geoff Johns' "Rogues War" and rather enjoyed it.

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