By: Cynthia Ayala
Batman #35 (RELEASE DATE: OCT 8, 2014 | COVER PRICE: $4.99)
Endgame | Part 1
Guess who’s back. Why the one and only Mr. J. Oh yeah, he’s back and he’s not pulling any punches here. The last time we saw the Joker was in the Death of the Family story arc but now he has infected the Justice League against the caped crusader. Talk about genius!
After all, here’s what happened. Out of nowhere one by one the Justice League come and attack Bruce. Of course, he’s Bruce he has a plan for everything. Even Superman.
Snyder is brilliant! This issue was so amazing because you read it and you’re constantly wondering what the heck is going on here, why are his friends attacking him. And then, on that final page, we all know. Snyder sure knows how to drop the bomb. My only issue would be how the issue starts and then shifts from one scene and narrative that connects to the story to this nightmare. That really broke the flow of the story and was incredibly jarring. Maybe it’s just because I haven’t been reading Batman so I had no idea what that nightmare was referring to.
Nevertheless, I’m excited!
WRITER: SCOTT SNYDER
ARTISTS: DANNY MIKI & GREG CAPULLO
PUBLISHER: DC COMICS
The Flash #35 (RELEASE DATE: OCT 22, 2014 | COVER PRICE: $2.99)
Out of Time
Flash versus future Flash (who is a big jerk). So long story short, Future Flash has come back to kill himself and fix the rip in the speed force. Talk about paradox, after all if he kills himself how can he come back to kill himself, he’ll be dead won’t he? But that’s what the time paradox is all about.
Anyway, his plans are foiled by the very person he was trying to save: Wally West, who gives his life – as a speedster – to save Flash and repair the Speed Force.
Really a riveting issue, very fast paced and there is a lot of interesting dialogue between the characters, after all it’s Barry vs. Barry. Jensen and Benditti worked hard to create these two personalities, these two dynamics between the characters and it’s amazing. Readers are seeing such a darker side to the show off boy scout Flash. That’s the ingenious part of the story, that’s what makes it interesting and entertaining to read.
Not to mention, that ending, was comical. We have no idea where, or when, he is. That’s great writing right there, to leave off on such a fun note after all the tension, it just fits in perfectly with the story and offers a very solid conclusion to the issue if not the story.
I love the Flash comics.
WRITERS: VAN JENSEN & ROBERT BENDITTI
ARTISTS: NORM RAPMUND & BRETT BOOTH
PUBLISHER: DC COMICS