Comic Review: The Flash #86 (DC Comics)

The Flash and Captain Cold face off in a final battle to either save or reign over Central City! As the Rogues struggle to maintain their reign, can The Flash […]

The Flash and Captain Cold face off in a final battle to either save or reign over Central City!

As the Rogues struggle to maintain their reign, can The Flash prove victorious against the might of Captain Cold and his newfound power? Or will Central City freeze over for eternity in the cold darkness of night?

Williamson has a good habit of finding new ways to showcase characters in a different light. Captain Cold has always been serious deal for Barry (Flash), but he was never regarded as a worthy adversary in comparison Reverse-Flash. It’s refreshing to see how Barry and Cold ‘s relationship as friendly enemies has elevated to new vicious heights. Captain Cold no longer wishes to be the constant loser and desires to go above and beyond as someone who can actually win. And by winning, I’m not referring to merely succeeding in bouts against the Flash but in succeeding at life. Williamson does a great job at taking classic characters and providing new challenges that shift reader’s views on said characters really well, especially with the Rogues. The story overall is pretty good, providing a surprising conclusion to this arc that will leave readers curious as to what Williamson plans to do next.

In regards to the art department, Sandoval’s layouts combined with Tarragona’s inks provides nothing but quality. Whether it’s the fast-paced action or dynamic panel work, Sandoval and Tarragona deliver making it an awesome book that readers can enjoy looking at. Coupled with the Prianto’s and Hi-Fi’s colors and Wands lettering, the art team succeeds in making this conclusion and arc a worthwhile read. I definitely recommend picking up this book for new comic book day.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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