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Omar Karindu

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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TJ Burns

Subj: This was one of the first back issues I ever bought...
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 04:22:54 pm GMT (Viewed 397 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Flash 155 - "The Gauntlet of Super-Villains " : first Silver Age appearance of the Rogues as a team. Did you read it and ...
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 12:29:33 am GMT (Viewed 398 times)

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Personally, I always saw Cold as leader post-CRISIS... but that's after Scudder died. Mirror Master I, on the other hand, seems like the sort that WOULD lead the team before that... without ever reading this original appearance, I had him as organizer of the Rogues in my home DC Heroes campaign. So, yeah, I'm excited to see this. \:\)


And my, it was brilliant stuff. Grodd using his mental powers to gradually drain Barry's speed, for example, is a clever enough plot gimmick without the assembled villains turning up. And the series of battles in the department store remains one of the best action sequences of the Silver Age.

One of the more interesting bits in the story for me has always been Captain Boomerang and Heat Wave arguing Rogue privilege over who gets to take out the Flash. For all that Cary Bates and, later, Geoff Johns did to make the Rogues' inner organization and personalities distinctive, John Broome was doing it almost from the start.

- Omar Karindu
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