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Chapter 1 of “Year One” Gives Us the Flash Origin Story We Needed – Review of THE FLASH #70

I’ve been a fan of the Flash for over 50 years…and THIS is the origin story I’ve been waiting for all this time! Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter have brought together elements from Flash tales throughout the years, creating a fresh take on Barry’s origin story that deserves every Flash fan’s attention. Yes, I’m gushing…and for good reason. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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“The Girl with the Red Lightning” S5 E21 of THE FLASH

We are at the penultimate episode of S5 of THE FLASH. We’ve been through Cicada, and now Cicada II…and the danger has ramped up to 11 with her attempt to release a meta-human “cure” that will kill every meta in Central City. Nora is ready to do whatever it takes to stop her, as is all of Team Flash. But, there is a nagging question here…and that question is answered in THIS episode! It’s all to set us up for a HUGE finale next week, and “The Girl with the Red Lightning” does a great job with all of it! Wanna know more? Just follow us after the jump!

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“Going Rogue” Review of S5 E20 of THE FLASH

After last week’s events, Nora has taken all the wrong advice. Or, has she? We see a different side of XS in this episode, as she gathers some new partners to follow Thawne’s plan. And, we see Barry and Iris trying to figure out how to make things right with their daughter. There is a lot going on here, in an episode that resolves some threads and pushes the overall plot forward. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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“Heroes In Crisis” vs “Unstoppable Wasp” and a Look at Mental Illness

I know it seems a bit odd to talk about a Marvel book on a Flash website, but stay with me a moment. There are two series currently running, one at DC and one at Marvel, in which mental illness has been portrayed in a major plot line. For DC, it’s HEROES IN CRISIS, with a tragedy occurring at a mental health facility for superheroes called Sanctuary. For Marvel, it’s THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP, in which the lead character is diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  So, how do the two story lines match up? Follow us after the jump!

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“The Greatest Trick of All” Finale – Review of THE FLASH #69

Writer Joshua Williamson has found the secret to wrapping up an arc…don’t try to wrap up everything in a nice, neat little bow. There are consequences…and some BIG changes in the Flash’s world by the time this issue is done. The Trickster has upped his game and may have become the Scarlet Speedster’s greatest nemesis…at least until Zolomon returns. Just how does “The Greatest Trick of All” play out? Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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“Snow Pack” Review of S5 E19 of THE FLASH

This episode was all about family. Not “happy family”…no, this was about families that were strained to the point of breaking. When we left the last episode, Barry had stranded Nora in the future without telling anyone, even Iris. But, that’s not the only family situation in an episode titled “Snow Pack”. Things are going off the rails quickly, and whether things can be righted back is the question here. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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