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Seyg-El

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emerickman

Subj: Re: All Flash #1... [SPOILERS/comments/banner submission] [SPOILERS]
Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 at 02:19:15 pm EDT
Reply Subj: All Flash #1... [SPOILERS/comments/banner submission]
Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 at 11:24:54 am EDT

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It was a fantastic premiere issue! From his popping back into existence orign RIGHT AT THE START to his ominous future end at the 'finish'. Personally a glittering perfect touch would have been the story to end, instead of: "It's going to be a great ride", changed to: "It's going to be a great RUN" -- y'know run as a most likely accurate prediction for this series! Double entendres can be literary gold at times.

Nicely self contained premiere issue! Gotta give a sincere kudos nod to that in my comments! An excellent story and it'd be hard to choose which artist to go with for a full the page throughout were wonderful.

Inertia's final fate was a very satisfying eye-for-an-eye type retribution. Ironically, Iris was a little 'slow' with her only advice for Wally. Also, I'd be 'quick' to admit freely that my praise of Wally's unilateral sentencing was definitely IMPULSE-ive.

Laws and society are a good thing but Wally doing that to Inertia is akin to Batman (intentionally? avengingly?) originally and secretly locking away KGBeast in a cave for life. That seemed like a bad thing, at least, as fairly argued by those of dissenting opinion - like a percentage of Batman fans on the BMB. I like Wally as Flash better than Bart and want Wally to be a good (soul) Flash. Hopefully, he will reexamine this decision of his soon - but maaaybe after the intriguing interluded fate of the other guilty Rogues is spotlighted.

The reason that Inertia's fate should be dealt with ASAP is concern for the Speed Force. It's deus-ex-machina essence potentially could ruin future reading. Why doesn't Wally do this to all villains and heroes he fights? Is it easily reversible (Reverse Flash story there?)? Is it a better solution than uses of cryogenics? Should/will the SF be a ongoing focus of the series? Does it have a 'kryptonite' to it's power? Just some of many questions a Flash fan would love to read, write, coplot, and/or be asked opinions about.

Another indicator of this being a great issue is the intensity of these lingering thoughts. More props for 'All Flash'. It was nice decision to go with the nostalgic title AND bump the the series to the top of the alphabet for solicits. All Flash seems mostly Allen Right!

Looking forward to the great run. How's that for a structured review...
How's this for a banner...

How 'bout a list of good moments...
Opening effects.
Vomit lightning.
Crouching Superman.
Jay's cameo.
Iris' tears.
Rogues' converstaion.
Highway tornado.
Train wreck.
Moscow splash.
Not killing.
Wally's tears.
Inertia's look.
White panel.
Barry's photo.
Honoring Impulse.
The ending.


> The reason that Inertia's fate should be dealt with ASAP is concern for the Speed Force. It's deus-ex-machina essence potentially could ruin future reading. Why doesn't Wally do this to all villains and heroes he fights? Is it easily reversible (Reverse Flash story there?)? Is it a better solution than uses of cryogenics? Should/will the SF be a ongoing focus of the series? Does it have a 'kryptonite' to it's power? Just some of many questions a Flash fan would love to read, write, coplot, and/or be asked opinions about.


If you go back and re-read it, Wally said he was mainlining the Speed Force like he never had before. And at that last moment he was so connected and charged by the Speed Force, that he was able to immobilize Inertia. It wouldn't be a stretch to imagine that Wally can't do it anytime he wants, it was just the moment he was in and the state of his connection to the Speed Force at that moment.


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