Writers: Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato
Artist: Marcus To
Heatwave is the next Rogue to be introduced to the world of Flash; just like his counterpart Captain Cold, Heatwave already has a history with the speedster, and after a yet undisclosed event -apparently caused by Len Snart- he went from being a gadget-carrying villain to one with actual powers. Manapul and Buccellato's choice to give the Rogues natural abilities has lots of potential plus the added bonus of the mystery behind their transformations. One plot that has me on the fence is the one involving our hero's new identity; while it could lead to some interesting interactions with his enemies and make him see things from their point of view, it also creates a muddy situation that will need to be cleaned up once the novelty of "Al" runs its course. I'm still appalled at Flash just putting Iris and her companions in the back burner, and unsure about what's going on with Dr. Elias. Marcus To's art is amazing; is he doing two books a month?