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Justice League #1

by Alan Rapp on June 9, 2018

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Justice League #1 comic reviewWriter Scott Snyder and artist Jim Cheung relaunch the Justice League with a first issue that throws the reader into a battle between the Neanderthal army of Vandal Savage and the Justice League. Several DC heroes as shown, and others are mentioned as the group fights across the world on multiple fronts. However, the true danger lies not on the ground but from the skies.

There’s much to like here include the classic nod to the Justice League meeting in the Hall of Justice. This new version also has the Martian Manhunter as the chairman of the league, using his telepathic abilities to connect the heroes around the globe and, when necessary, bring the core members together in a psychic board room. I’m also pleased to see that the core group includes another female hero, besides Wonder Woman, in Hawgirl.

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The Flash – We are the Flash

by Alan Rapp on May 28, 2018

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The Flash - We are the Flash television review

With the Enlightenment about to begin, Team Flash races to save the world in the show’s Fourth Season finale. For the Flash (Grant Gustin), that means entering DeVoe‘s (Neil Sandilands) mind while the rest of the team, with the help of Marlize (Kim Engelbrecht), attempt to stay hidden from the maniacal super-genius in order for Barry to pull a last-second save. Marlize’s help, and the reveal of Jessica Parker Kennedy as Barry and Iris‘s (Candice Patton) future daughter come as no big surprise. The return of Ralph (Hartley Sawyer), who Barry finds trapped in DeVoe’s mind, proves to be the real key to stopping the villain as Ralph reasserts control of his body. For a season that has spent many, many hours on setting Ralph Dinby as a character, it is nice to see him get his moment.

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The Flash – Think Fast

by Alan Rapp on May 16, 2018

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The Flash - Think Fast television review

The penultimate episode of the show’s Fourth Season recycles both the good and bad of this year’s arc while setting up events for next week’s finale. Starting with DeVoe‘s (Neil Sandilands) break-in at the secret A.R.G.U.S. facility, Team Flash regroups and races against time as a reluctant Barry (Grant Gustin) gives Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker a crash-course in Flash Time in hopes of making the most out of the limited time they have left. Putting his friends in danger unfortunately means more of the mopey asshole Barry. Hopefully the team’s cathartic argument and successful execution of their plan (even if it wasn’t enough to ultimately stop DeVoe from beginning the Enlightenment) will cure our hero of more of this behavior in the future.

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  • Title: The Flash – Harry and the Harrisons
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The Flash - Harry and the Harrisons television review

Reaching out for help in questionable places is the common theme throughout “Harry and the Harrisons.” First, Harry (Tom Cavanagh) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) attempt to enlist two separate versions of the Council of Wells in order to get some help with Harry’s diminishing intellect. Neither proves useful. Meanwhile, Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) enlists the help of Amunet (Katee Sackhoff) whose powers might just be the key to stopping DeVoe (Neil Sandilands) from launching his satellites (and who may be able to help her reconnect with Caitlin’s chillier alter-ego). In order to get Amunet’s help, Team Flash must track down more of the villain’s missing shards which have been taken by a meta-human (Mark Sweatman) the group has crossed paths with before.

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The Flash – Therefore She Is

by Alan Rapp on May 2, 2018

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The Flash - Therefore She Is television review

Relationships are the main theme of “Therefore She Is” which not only brings back Gypsy (Jessica Camacho) from Earth-19 to help stop DeVoe (Neil Sandilands) who has begun stealing various classified components for his Englightenment but also offers flashbacks to DeVoe and Marlize‘s (Kim Engelbrecht) relationship over the years. The DeVoe/Marlize scenes help fill in some basic information about the pair’s relationship and how Marlize was eventually won over to her husband’s radical ideas. As has been foreshadowed several times over the course of the season, the super-villain’s recent actions finally create a split between the two (although apparently not enough of one for Marlize to stop the Enlightenment… at least not yet).

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