The Flash ends his
confrontation with improved Captain Cold in a story crafted by
Manapul and Buccellato. A lot happens in this issue as the plot
advances in several fronts: First, the seeds are planted for the
potential introduction of four rogues into the new continuity; Barry
and Patty's relationship develops further amidst the ongoing crisis;
Flash and Cold learn that some aspects of their own powers are
dangerous even to themselves; and the Scarlet Speedster goes in
search of Iris... love triangle, anyone?
What is so great
about the art in this series is not just the drawing and coloring
techniques, but the fact that each issue plays with different
designs and layouts; reading the pages becomes a treasure hunt where
one can search for details that enhance the overall experience; just
look for the word "Flash" made of ice, pipes, wood, and chains in
that double spread. Beautiful.