Comics Reviews: Flash 311, Wonder Woman 293, Green Lantern 154, Jonah Hex 62

Flash 311 coverFlash #311 – “Captives of the Boom-Boom-Boomerang” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Frank Giacoia

Last issue, Colonel Computron (yeah, I know) reappeared, still looking for revenge against W.W. Wiggins. Computron’s identity is a mystery, but it could be either Basil Nurblin (who developed the Computron toy for Wiggins and got nothing in return) or his wife Francine. It could even be their daughter, Lena, since she’s studying science in college. Anyway, Computron tried to kill Wiggins and Captain Boomerang (who feels he owes Wiggins for giving him his first job) saved him, but Flash told Wiggins not to trust Boomerang. It seems Flash may have been right, because Computron offered Boomerang a deal: if Boomerang lets Computron kill Wiggins, Computron will also get rid of the Flash. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 311, Wonder Woman 293, Green Lantern 154, Jonah Hex 62”

Comics Reviews: Flash 310, Wonder Woman 292, Green Lantern 153, Jonah Hex 61

Flash 310 coverFlash #310 – “Colonel Computron Strikes Back—With a Vengeance” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Dennis Jensen

This one starts with Barry Allen and Detective Frank Curtis attending a birthday party for toy magnate W.W. Wiggins’s ten-year-old son. Barry and Frank aren’t there voluntarily; Captain Frye forced them to attend because Wiggins contributes heavily to the police department pension fund, so Frye wants to keep Wiggins happy by having a few cops at the party. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 310, Wonder Woman 292, Green Lantern 153, Jonah Hex 61”

Comics Reviews: Flash 309, Wonder Woman 291, Green Lantern 152, Jonah Hex 60

Flash 309 coverFlash #309 – “How Do You Kill a Legend?” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Dennis Jensen

This one starts with a time-traveler from the future appearing in a fancy spaceship (or time-ship, I guess) in 1982. He buzzes several superhero haunts (the Fortress of Solitude, Wayne Manor, Paradise Island, and the JLA Satellite) before heading down to Earth. In Central City, Barry Allen is out jogging with his boss, Captain Frye of the Central City Police Department. They’re interrupted when the time-ship zooms overheard and grabs Barry, leaving Frye behind. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 309, Wonder Woman 291, Green Lantern 152, Jonah Hex 60”

Comics Reviews: Flash 308, Wonder Woman 290, Green Lantern 151, Jonah Hex 59

Flash 308 coverFlash #308 – “The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Dennis Jensen

This one starts with movie star Daphne Dean (who we’ve seen before in issues 248-251) having a dream about when she and Barry Allen were kids and used to play together. Daphne wakes up and heads into the Central City police station to see her old friend Barry, turning the heads of all the cops as she walks in. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 308, Wonder Woman 290, Green Lantern 151, Jonah Hex 59”

Comics reviews: Flash 307, Wonder Woman 289, Green Lantern 150, Jonah Hex 58

Flash 307 coverFlash #307 – “Prey for the Piper” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Bob Smith

This one starts with a helicopter transporting a gigantic gong (from a tribe in the South Seas) to the Central City Museum. Pied Piper uses his horn to take control of the chopper pilots, forcing them to drop the gong on an unfinished building site. The gong bounces around inside the building’s steel skeleton, making so much noise it almost knocks the construction workers off the girders. Luckily Barry Allen is nearby and changes to Flash so he can stop the clangorous gong. Continue reading “Comics reviews: Flash 307, Wonder Woman 289, Green Lantern 150, Jonah Hex 58”

Comics Reviews: Flash 306, Wonder Woman 288, Green Lantern 149, Jonah Hex 57

Flash 306 coverFlash #306 – “Through a Glass, Permanently” – Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn/Carmine Infantino/Bob Smith

This one starts with Barry Allen and Fiona Webb at a disco, which apparently were still around in 1982. Their funky fun is interrupted by Mirror Master, who shows up to steal the disco ball for some reason. He uses a gun to freeze everyone in the place, but Barry vibrates out of danger and changes to Flash. He tackles Mirror Master, but can’t grab the slippery thief. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 306, Wonder Woman 288, Green Lantern 149, Jonah Hex 57”

Comics Reviews: Flash 305, Wonder Woman 287, Green Lantern 148, Jonah Hex 56

Flash 305 coverFlash #305 – “Don’t Take My Wife—Please” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Bob Smith

This one starts in Keystone City on Earth-2, where we see Joan Garrick (wife of Jay Garrick, Earth-2’s Flash) asleep at home while Jay is out on patrol. A lightning bolt of some kind zaps her away and she ends up in some rocky hellscape, making her way along a precarious ledge. Something falls from above and she slips trying to avoid it, falling off the cliff … which is when Barry Allen (aka the Flash of Earth-1) wakes up. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 305, Wonder Woman 287, Green Lantern 148, Jonah Hex 56”