Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #1

In a world without the Flash who steps up to be the hero of Central City? Captain Cold, who else?

Under the the name Citizen Cold the villain we've known for years as one of the the Flash's Rogues Gallery is a meaner, far deadlier, less sunny and more opportunistic, version of Booster Gold when he first appeared. This Cold is out to save the world, but only if it helps line his pockets and glorify his name.

In reality Cold is two-bit hood from a broken and abusive family, something a noisy reporter's assistant has stumbled onto. Anybody else find it funny that Wally West is Flashpoint's Jimmy Olsen?

Interesting first issue which starts out with a battle between Cold and Mr. Freeze (pretty cool), a revelation that the Rogues are part of this reality as well (more of a miss), and ends with Wally West turned into a frozen Popsicle (okay that's kinda funny). I could have done with far less of the tortured back story, but it's still worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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