The Flash has had a great number of villains that have crossed Team Flash’s path over the years since the show’s #DCTV debut. Like the comics that inspired them, some are more memorable than others, with some that will stick forever in your memories. Eobard Thawne (in his various incarnations) and Captain Cold are two that I have especially enjoyed seeing adapted to the small screen. As a fan of Battlestar Galactica, when Katee Sackhoff was cast in the role of Amunet Black, I was 1000% on board.
Welcome back, loyal Couch Clubbers! It’s so long that we’ve been away from each other and I hope that, like me, you are thrilled that The Flash (and everything #DCTV), is back on the air. At the end of the previous season, we saw Barry Allen facing down against his greatest speedster foe to date, Savitar (a.k.a. evil future Barry Allen!), and sacrificing himself to the Speed Force in order to protect Wally West, Jay Garrick and the rest of the heroes from Team Flash.
Danger looms large in this week’s issue of Justice League of America.
…Actually, scratch that. Reverse it. It doesn’t loom large at all. As a matter of fact, the DCU’s other Justice League may just be dealing with the world’s teeniest, tiniest threat!
“Finish Line” is probably one of the better titles for an episode of The Flash, and I’m so glad that it was used for the third season finale. Naming episodes is difficult and the traditions change from time to time. With this show in particular, a speed-related pun always appeals to me, and with the final scene of this finale episode hammering home the dual-meaning, I’ve come to appreciate it all the more.
Killer Frost has been kicking around The Flash this season in a big, bad way! We’ve known since Danielle Panabaker was cast to play the role of Caitlin Snow that there was potential for Killer Frost to emerge as an important villain for Barry Allen to face, but it’s taken three entire seasons for her to ascend to her true villainess glory—and that new costume really is everything!
Before I even get started, I want you to know that we’re going THERE with tonight’s column. So if you haven’t watched this week’s Flash yet, get out of here until you do. Trust me, MAJOR SPOILER AHEAD.
If you’re going to declare war on Amanda Waller, you’d better make sure you win. That’s what Maxwell Lord discovered in the final issue of Rebirth’s first big event, JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD #6.
We knew it was coming. It’s right there in the title. But we sure didn’t expect the battle royale that took place through much of this week’s JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD #2 to end the way it did!
Before Batman takes over a new Justice League of America in February 2017, some of its core members will get their chance in the spotlight in January, in the form of four JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: REBIRTH one-shots. These stories reintroduce these heroes for the first time in the REBIRTH era, featuring input from DC President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, and we’ve got some new artwork to end (or kick off) your week!