“Plans” Review of THE FLASH 782

Wally and Wallace are quickly becoming my favorite tag team in comics. But, there is so much more going on here. How could anyone escape Iron Heights? And, is there something more going on at that supposedly super-secure prison? It’s a lot of fun mixed with terrific action, in another great issue of THE FLASH! Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

SPOILERS AHEAD!

Girder has escaped Iron Heights, and the battle is not going so great at first. But, Wally comes up with an exceptionally creative way to beat Girder. Just a little super-speed science and Girder becomes super-magnetic. At least, he’s magnetic enough that large metal objects do what even super-speed punches could not. Girder is captured and brought back to Iron Heights. Of course, there is something suspicious going on here. How could Girder have escaped in the first place?

Wally and Wallace put on stealth suits (!) and sneak back into Iron Heights. By now, something terrible has happened to Girder. He had been given freedom by the warden in exchange for some secret task that he hasn’t completed. When Girder threatens to blow the whistle on the whole scheme, let’s just say that things are not looking up for him. Wally and Wallace escape, but not without being noticed. The Warden has more plans to try – and we’ll see that in a future issue.

Meanwhile, Linda has revealed her super-speed to the kids. She didn’t really have a choice. She had to use her speed to save Irey from being hit by a car. (Yes I know Irey has super-speed too, but she wasn’t paying attention to the car).  Linda wants to tell Wally, but doesn’t get the chance as the end of the issue comes up – and Wally is being called away to help Detective Chimp deal with what’s happened to the Justice League. A Dark Crisis tie-in is coming up next issue.

NOTES:

  • The interactions between Wally and Wallace (or should I say “Flame” and “Ace”) is SO much fun to read. It brings back the fun that comics should have, while keeping the action and intrigue going at top levels as well. I’m simply having a lot of fun reading THE FLASH, and that’s a very good thing.
  • I will definitely be here for that Dark Crisis tie-in, but I’m also very much looking forward to what comes next in the storylines going on here. Linda is already a terrific character in her own right, and adding powers to her could be a bit of a chance – but her reactions to those powers is being handled very well, and it works here.

SUMMARY:

This is what comics should be. Lots of fun, with lots of action, and a storyline that progresses at just the right pace. This issue is a 10/10 for me. Of course, that’s just my opinion. What do YOU think? Leave your comments below!

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1 thought on ““Plans” Review of THE FLASH 782

  1. Jesse Richards

    I liked this issue too. How about doing a review of the Free Comic Book Day Dark Crisis issue? It turned out to be about Wally.

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