This Week (Aug 13): Rogues’ Revenge Reprint

Not much in the way of new Flash material this week, but DC is issuing the reprint of Final Crisis: Rogues’ Revenge #1. The Flash also makes appearances in Trinity and Millennium.

Final Crisis: Rogues’ Revenge #1 (2nd Printing)

The critically-acclaimed FLASH team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Scott Kolins reunites for a tale of villainy and twisted justice tying in to FINAL CRISIS! Captain Cold and the Rogues were accessories to the murder of Bart Allen. They’ve become what they never set out to be – wanted! Wanted by the good guys, by former Rogue Pied Piper, and by the Secret Society of Super-Villains. But just as they try to disappear underground, good, old-fashioned revenge yanks them back. And where is the Flash during all of this? It’s a Crisis — take a guess

Written by Geoff Johns; Art and covers by Scott Kolins

Notes: Very good. If your comic store sold out of the first printing, it’s absolutely worth picking this one up. (I reviewed this book a few weeks ago.)

Trinity #11

This month in TRINITY: The Justice League joins Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman to stand against the threat that the Crime Syndicate brings to Earth. And, in this month’s co-features, members of Batman’s “family” search for clues to what ties several thefts together – and what links them to the cosmic conflict that has resulted!

Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza; Art by Mark Bagley and Art Thibert and Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens and Tom Derenick and Wayne Faucher; Cover by Andy Kubert and Jesse Delperdang

Note: The Justice League, including the Flash, has been a significant presence in this book so far. And of course there’s the Crime Syndicate’s resident speedster, Johnny Quick.


The 1988 8-issue miniseries MILLENNIUM is collected for the first time! The Guardians of the Universe have left our dimension behind — and in their absence, the deadly robotic army of Manhunters threatens the survival of the DC Universe!

Written by Steve Englehart; Art by Joe Staton, Ian Gibson and others; Cover by Joe Staton and Mark Farmer

Notes: I think there’s a reason it took 20 years to collect this series. It was ambitious, but I don’t seem to recall anyone liking it at the time. On the other hand, Invasion! is also getting collected for the first time (after 19 years), and it was actually good. Anyway, the Flash’s part in this is fairly minimal IIRC, though events in his own series left a major mark on Wally West’s family.


3 thoughts on “This Week (Aug 13): Rogues’ Revenge Reprint

  1. Kelson Post author

    Sorry, I thought IIRC was standard. It means, “If I Remember Correctly.”

    Anyway, Millennium was an event crossover whose gimmick was that the Manhunters had infiltrated the super-hero community for years, and members of every title’s supporting cast were going to be revealed as spies and/or traitors. In some cases they were robots, in some cases they were secret agents, and I seem to recall that in one case the character (Lana Lang) had been brainwashed. In the Flash crossover, it turned out that Wally’s father had been spying for the Manhunters for years. (They offered him the usual: power, wealth, etc.)

    The main storyline was that the next race of super-beings or some-such was going to appear on Earth, and the Manhunters wanted to prevent it from happening. In the end, it boiled town to creating a new super-team, the New Guardians.

    The 8-issue weekly series told the main story, while the crossover issues (two per title, in most cases) told about the heroes dealing with the infiltration.

  2. Brian

    I never read either Millennium or Invasion when they came out, but it sounds good. I’ll have to pick them up. I really enjoyed Rogue’s Revenge though. It’s good to see a FC offshoot series that’s actually worth reading. Not sure about Inertia being Kid Flash, but it makes sense. I wonder if he’s going to be Zoom’s sidekick though? It would be an interesting twist.

    .-= Brian’s latest blog post: Final Crisis #3 – There’s a reason you aren’t reading this crap =-.

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