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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #48

by Alan Rapp on June 24, 2019

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #48 comic reviewMystery, Inc. heads to Central City to help investigate an appearance of the ghost of a super-villain who recently returned. However, Scooby-Doo and the gang weren’t called in by the Flash (who apparently is off-world with the Justice League) but instead by his most notorious foesThe Rogues.

There’s fun to be had by both Scooby-Doo! fans and those of the Flash as the most notable Rogues (all in their classic Silver/Bronze Age style) are on-hand to make an convincing argument to Mystery, Inc. to help them. Or else. Even those not directly involved in the story (such as Gorilla Grodd and the Reverse-Flash) still earn a mention.

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The Flash – Legacy

by Alan Rapp on May 15, 2019

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  • Title: The Flash – Legacy
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The Flash - Legacy television review

There’s quite a bit happening in the show’s season finale which says farewell to two heroes, ends the season-long threat of Cicada, and brings back the show’s most notorious villain. Faced with the choice to destroy the dagger and save Grace (Islie Hirvonen), thus releasing Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh) from his imprisonment, or forgo saving the girl in order to stop Thawne from returning, Team Flash chooses to help the innocent. The quandary proves to be the most interesting aspect of the season-long arc, although the show never really explains how it is related to Thawne’s countdown? Anyway, destroying the dagger has the expected effect to altering the future timeline, restoring the Reverse-Flash’s powers… and wiping Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) out of existence.

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The Flash – Gone Rogue

by Alan Rapp on May 2, 2019

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The Flash - Gone Rogue television review

Turns out even suped-up on negative Speed Force energy, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) still struggles to fit into the villain mold. Having returned from the future, but hiding from her family, Nora enlists the help of villains to acquire a piece of cutting-edge technology that could finally stop Cicada (Sarah Carter). For her recruits she chooses Rag Doll (Troy James), Brie Larvan (Emily Kinney), and the Weather Witch (Reina Hardesty). While Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) continue to struggle to come to a consensus about what to do with their daughter, Nora uses her knowledge of Star Labs to abduct a couple of hostages to help put her plans in motion.

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The Flash – Godspeed / Snow Pack

by Alan Rapp on April 25, 2019

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  • Title: The Flash – Time Bomb
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The Flash - Godspeed / Snow Pack TV review

Both “Godspeed” and “Snow Pack” deal with Team Flash’s discovery that Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) has been working with the Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh). Barry (Grant Gustin) doesn’t take the news well, and his reaction to returning Nora to her own time sets forth a series of events that strains his relationship with his wife and forces Nora even closer to Thawne and down a darker path. “Godspeed” fills in the gaps of Nora’s storyline offering a glimpse of her future life, and how the threat of a speedster and the discovery of her own powers lead her to seeking help from the Reverse-Flash. Although much of this information had been revealed to audiences, the news is still shocking to Barry and his friends with more detail provided about the timing of Nora’s discoveries and her return to the past.

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The Flash – Time Bomb

by Alan Rapp on March 21, 2019

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  • Title: The Flash – Time Bomb
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The Flash - Time Bomb television review

Team Flash may have defeated one Cicada (Chris Klein), but a new one has arrived from the future to continue her uncle’s work. “Time Bomb” reveals the new meta-human killer to be Grace Gibbons (Sarah Carter) who has a lifetime of hatred boiling inside her, and her first target is the meta-human (Catherine Lough Haggquist) responsible for her parents’ death. I’ve always like Carter, and her casting helps lessen the disappointing blow that the Cicada storyline is going to continue further into the season after it had apparently finally reached a merciful end. However, the episode’s subplot involving Sherloque Wells‘ (Tom Cavanagh) unraveling Nora‘s (Jessica Parker Kennedy) secret thankfully looks to take precedence for at least the short term.

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