Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Flash #6

An improved and more powerful Captain Cold makes his debut in the DCnU courtesy of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato. Long time readers will be pleased to know that Cold is still Leonard Snart, just an updated version of him; one that not even the scarlet speedster is familiar with. That's probably the main takeaway of this issue: the changes to the character are not just thrown at us, there is a mystery involved as to how he went from using pistols to generating cold biologically.  The artwork steals the show in this installment. The dynamism and fluidity in the panels pop in each page. There's a scene where Iris and Patty are falling down a tilting ship, and the pencils truly covey that sense of dizziness. The colors are also very inviting thanks to the contrast of Flash's reds and Cold's blues. Great issue.

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