I'm shocked that The Flash has such a bunch of silly villains in his Rogue's Gallery. The Flash is possibly the most powerful hero in the DCnU and he's fighting chumps like this guy and the talking gorilla and Doctor Icebox.
The first thing I notice isn't actually the first thing I notice. But it's the first thing I notice that I want to type something about. The pencils this issue are not by Francis Manapul. That is disappointing. They are by Marcos To and they just look like any other average comic book. That could hurt The Flash's standing!
See? Normal comic book art.
I think a version of The Holy Bible should be released with the word "literally" sprinkled throughout it. "In the beginning, God literally created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was literally without form, and void; and literal darkness was literally upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God literally moved upon the face of the waters. It was fucking amazing."
Anyway, The Flash ended up in Central City at the end of last issue and he begins this issue in Guatemala fighting The Weather Wizard. I really hope there aren't any flashbacks (FLASHbacks!) since Barry just explained in his Narration Boxes what happened. He went to talk to Patty but she wasn't home. So he went to Guatemala to find her. But she'd been kidnapped by The Weather Wizard. So now Barry is fighting him. No need to show him buying plane tickets or just running across the globe. We got it!
This comic actually began with a story that happened two years ago. The Weather Wizard was living in Central City and his drug dealer brother came to ask him to help run the drug business. But before they could meet up, Weather Wizard's brother answered the door, recognized whoever it was, and was filled with holes. The holes were made by bullets. That's the murder that Patty came down to investigate! See? It all ties together.
Or maybe he didn't kidnap her!
Here's a tip for you up-and-coming evil geniuses: if a cop is investigating your crime, don't lock the cop up with the one person that can give the cop everything she is looking for. Even if you plan on killing them both because you're just showing fate your bare ass bent over the dressing room table, wiggling it sexily as fate comes at you with a raging hard-on.
Is it a trap? It's a trap, right? I think it might be a trap. Maybe?
Uh oh. Is she collecting villains for a real honest-to-goodness Rogue's Gallery?
The Flash #10 Rating: No change. The Flash continues to be a solid comic book but this issue is far less nice to look at. I hope Manapul continues to do some art in this series or somewhere else. Like the Grodd issue, this issue was a bit flat as well. Just having a Flash villain appear in the book doesn't make for a great story. It just makes for a story you'd find in a comic book! I'm more excited to see what The Flash is going to do about his civilian life than what villain he's going to face off against next.