Comics Reviews: Flash 290, Wonder Woman 272, Green Lantern 133

Flash 290 coverFlash #290 – “Will You Believe Me When I’m Dead?” – Cary Bates/Don Heck/Frank Chiaramonte

Last issue ended with Barry’s attractive new neighbour, Fiona Webb, at the police station to make a complaint against a man in her building who’s been stalking her and who she’s certain is going to kill her. This man’s name? Barry Allen. Flash shows up at the station with the unconscious Dr. Alchemy just in time to hear Fiona’s plea for help. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 290, Wonder Woman 272, Green Lantern 133”

Comics Reviews: Flash 289, Wonder Woman 271, Green Lantern 132

Flash 289 coverFlash #289 – “The Good … the Bad … and the Unexpected” – Cary Bates/Don Heck/Frank Chiaramonte

Last issue, Flash fought his old foe Dr. Alchemy, except he found out it wasn’t the same baddie he’d faced before, Albert Desmond. The Dr. Alchemy identity had been usurped by Al’s psychic twin, another Albert Desmond born at the exact moment as the original. He captured the first Al Desmond and used the Dr. Alchemy identity to commit crimes, figuring they’d be blamed on his counterpart. But Al escaped and retrieved the paraphernalia for his other villainous identity, that of Mr. Element. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 289, Wonder Woman 271, Green Lantern 132”

Comics Reviews: Flash 288, Wonder Woman 270, Green Lantern 131

Flash 288 coverFlash #288 – “The Day it Rained Flash” – Cary Bates/Don Heck/Frank Chiaramonte

Last issue, Flash ran into his old nemesis Dr. Alchemy, who was back committing crimes again, stealing from the police lab. Flash was disappointed, since Albert Desmond had gone straight, gotten married, and put his criminal past behind him. When Barry went to see Desmond he swore he was innocent, but Desmond’s wife contradicted his alibi and the stolen stuff was found in his garage. He later escaped from police custody, making Flash certain he was guilty. We saw that Desmond was innocent and was being set up by another Al Desmond, who doesn’t look the same but who masqueraded as Desmond well enough to fool everyone. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 288, Wonder Woman 270, Green Lantern 131”

Comics Reviews: Flash 287, Wonder Woman 269, Green Lantern 130

Flash 287 coverFlash #287 – “Dr. Alchemy and Mr. Desmond” – Cary Bates/Don Heck/Frank Chiaramonte

This one starts in the police science lab, where Barry Allen and his lab assistant (Patty) are working on vest made of a new element called  Dyrithum. It supposedly has he same hardness as diamond, but it’s too heavy to make bullet-proof vests out of, so Barry and Patty are tasked with finding a way to make a lightweight vest from the material. Barry goes to get coffee and while he’s gone, someone melts a hole in the lab wall. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 287, Wonder Woman 269, Green Lantern 130”

Comics Reviews: Flash 286, Wonder Woman 268, Green Lantern 129

Flash 286 coverFlash #286 – “The Color Schemes of the Rainbow Raider” – Cary Bates/Don Heck/Frank Chiaramonte

This one starts with Barry Allen leaving the police station rather late. His new captain has been running him ragged, and Barry’s exhausted from all the overtime. But there’s no rest for the weary, as he overhears an alarm call for an art museum downtown. Barry changes to Flash and heads over at super-speed. He’s startled to see a rainbow outside the museum, even though it’s night-time and not raining. Flash finds the museum security guards inside crying their eyes out, but they manage to clue him in to the thief up on the third floor. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 286, Wonder Woman 268, Green Lantern 129”

Comics Reviews: Flash 285, Wonder Woman 267, Green Lantern 128

Flash 285 coverFlash #285 – “If at First You Don’t Succeed …” – Cary Bates/Don Heck/Frank Chiaramonte

This one starts with Flash returning to Central City after a leisurely morning jog around the equator (show off!) Flash is enveloped in a cloud and starts laughing like a maniac. Turns out Trickster is planning a crime and decided to get Flash out of the way. Trickster’s gas is a mixture of nitrous oxide (laughing gas), helium, and a few other things; it not only makes Flash laugh uncontrollably, it causes him to float up off the ground where he can’t use his speed. He’s laughing too hard to concentrate on saving himself, but figures he can use that to his advantage. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 285, Wonder Woman 267, Green Lantern 128”

Comics Reviews: Flash 284, Wonder Woman 266, Green Lantern 127

Flash 284 coverFlash #284 – “Run Flash … Run for Your Life” – Cary Bates/Don Heck/Frank Chiaramonte

You’ll remember last issue Flash found out that Professor Zoom was the one who killed his wife, Iris. Flash caught Zoom and was returning him to face punishment in Zoom’s home era of the 25th Century. But Zoom’s time ship was booby-trapped to zip backward to before the beginning of time in the universe. Zoom assumed that he and Flash would perish there together, since the ship was moving too fast to bail out. But Flash decided to take his chances and jumped out into the timestream, leaving Zoom to his fate. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 284, Wonder Woman 266, Green Lantern 127”