The Flash, Vol. 8: Rogue War
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The Flash, Vol. 8: Rogue War (The Flash (II) issues 212, 218, 220-225)

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The brewing contest between the original rogues gallery and the newest rogues has finally ignited into a conflagration that may result in the destruction of Keystone City and the death of the Scarlet Speedster. The rogues-turned-heroes get their minds readjusted, thanks to the revived villain Top, and when both Zoom and his inspiration, The Reverse-Flash, turn up, things l...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 4th 2006 by DC Comics
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StoryTellerShannon
MINI-REVIEW: Wally West is the Flash and the Rogues are at war with one another in his city. Normally he could stop them but this is going to be a real challenge.

Narrative focus is upon the Rogues and some of their individual backgrounds.

There's a good nod to Barry Allen in this one (the previous Flash but not the original, mind you).

Good artwork even if not outstanding but certainly above the norm.

ARTISTIC PRESENTATION: B; STORY/PLOTTING/PANELS: B plus;
CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: B to B plus; FLASH F
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Yousif Mukhtar
Flash's Rogue Gallery has the deepest insight unlike any other counterparts.

In this finale of Geoff Johns story arc Flash is in the middle of war between groups of villains. I like how well Geoff Johns depicts the conflict between the Rogues. Flash's rogues are a bunch of people who are villains who are having a lot of problems in life. Heat Wave for example is a guy who loves the beauty of fire. He blown his house which led to the death of his whole family. Other villains like Mirror Master ac...more
James
Brilliant. His revamp of the rogues comes to a stunning conclusion. Best villains in the DCU, best characterization of the flash and friends, epic storyline. Who could have known "The Top" could be so terrifying? To say nothing of Captain Cold, who may be my favorite villain. If you have ever liked the flash, you owe it to yourself to read Geoff Johns run on the series, right up to this book, which I believe is his last contribution to the character before he brings back Barry Allen and takes ov...more
Kenny
After months of preparations, the Reformed Rogues have decided to strike at their evil counterparts. Captain Cold and the Rogues aren't running though, they have an agenda of their own. What will happen to the Flash as he dashes into a full blown war? And how does Zoom fit into all of this?

Before Geoff Johns wrote Green Lantern, he wrote the Flash with Wally West as the Scarlet Speedster. Geoff Johns gets the Flash. All too often many writers see Wally West as a hotheaded, arrogant speedster. N...more
Lissibith
One of the best things about this book? The Rogues. That's the case for most of Johns' run on Flash, but it's most on display here, as we actually get to head-hop among the Rogues. In fact, a large part of this book is centered on a war between Rogues and former Rogues over loyalty and a truly horrible theft. They're on display in a way the villains so rarely are, and I loved it.

So if you've ever liked the idea of what goes through the heads and the group morals of the Rogues of a less gritty he...more
Eric
Jun 21, 2013 Eric rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Everything comes to a head this volume and it really feels like an epic conclusion. Though the Flash never seems to really do much, the rest of the cast (the Rogues) go crazy with ambition. Cool stuff.
Erin
Wally West is one of my favorite heroes, and this book helped me to clarify why - he's simultaneously a down-to-earth family man and a natural born hero. He also has some of the best villains around.
Shannon Appelcline
All of Johns' Rogue Profiles were great, so the two shorts that kick off this volume are very strong reveals of who Mirror Master and Heat Wave are.

However, the main plot is terrific too. Despite his heavy use of the Rogues throughout the run, Johns manages to make them fresh here in a story that naturally builds out of The Secret of Barry Allen. Then he manages to one-up that with a finale that's a terrific capstone for his run and a reminder of who Wally West's The Flash really is.

Sadly, this...more
Justin
Nov 27, 2010 Justin rated it 5 of 5 stars
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It's a fantastic story with pretty much the whole run of villains. It's probably worth reading The Secret of Barry Allen before you pick this one up.
Kzee Mikols
Talk about the poop hitting the fan!! This was super intense stuff! I was really happy at the end though
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Geoff Johns originally hails from Detroit, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University, where he earned a degree in Media Arts and Film. He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990’s in search of work within the film industry. Through perseverance, Geoff ended up as the assistant to Richard Donner, working on Conspiracy Theory and Lethal Weapon 4. During that time, he also began his comics career...more
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