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The Flash, Volume 1: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues
     

The Flash, Volume 1: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues

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by Geoff Johns, Scott Kolins (Illustrator)
 

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The Flash races out of BLACKEST NIGHT and into the first graphic novel collection of his new monthly title written bycomics hottest writer Geoff Johns (BLACKEST NIGHT, GREEN LANTERN). The all-new adventures of The Fastest ManAlive start with "Case One: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues!" Barry Allen, The Flash, runs back to his life in Central City, but when one

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The Flash races out of BLACKEST NIGHT and into the first graphic novel collection of his new monthly title written bycomics hottest writer Geoff Johns (BLACKEST NIGHT, GREEN LANTERN). The all-new adventures of The Fastest ManAlive start with "Case One: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues!" Barry Allen, The Flash, runs back to his life in Central City, but when one of the Rogues turns up murdered under mysterious circumstances, it's up to The Fastest Man Alive to not onlysolve this bizarre crime, but protect those that are still targeted by the elusive killer. This storyline ties directly into BRIGHTEST DAY, the direct follow-up to the biggest comics event of 2009, BLACKEST NIGHT.

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Publishers Weekly
Barry Allen, the super-fast superhero the Flash, is back from the dead and rebuilding his life in Central City. Allen finds a city transformed; the population has tripled, the crime rate has quadrupled, and the forensics department is overworked and staffed with burnouts. Flash finds a city overrun with costumed villains, in particular the Rogues, both the villains Barry knew and new criminals stepping into established personae. A bad situation takes a turn for the worse when the Renegades, the 25th-century descendants of the Rogues, arrive. Futuristic policemen enforcing draconian, inflexible laws, the Renegades' target is the man who the Renegades' records show will commit murder, a killer better known as the Flash. In keeping with the retreat into Silver Age nostalgia that saw Barry Allen's successors pushed aside to reintroduce one of the few fallen heroes whose death seemed both permanent and meaningful, this story resembles a '60s-era tale expanded six-fold. Manapul's art is lively, making for a comfortable but unchallenging tale. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401231958
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
01/17/2012
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
160,352
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 10.18(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author

Geoff Johns is a comic book and television writer, as well as a film and television producer. Born in Detroit in 1973, he studied media arts, screenwriting, film production and film theory at Michigan State University. He has written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Teen Titans and The Justice Society of America. Johns is currently the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, a position he has held since 2010.

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