Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
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I know I said this would be a three-part look at Mark Waid’s Terminal Velocity storyline in Flash, but darnit, three parts is just not enough! So today is now part three of a FOUR part look at Terminal Velocity!
Okay, so Flash #100 (by Mark Waid, with art by Salvador Larocca, Carlos Pacheco and Oscar Jimenez) begins with Kobra’s final plan (something about some device that causes an earthquake in Keystone City that will allow him to take over the world or some such result beginning.
Kobra has cut off Keystone from the rest of the world, and Waid and his artists show all the other heroes dealing with the forcefield and also the problems Kobra is starting all over the place (part of his plan is activating a number of sleeper agents).
It was notable because it was one of the few places where Batman’s “all black” costume actually looked pretty cool (I liked that look for Batman, but most artists didn’t exactly draw it too well)…
In any event, one of the coolest aspects of this story is how Kobra really hates LINDA PARK more than the Flash (or any of Flash’s crew). Kobra blames Linda’s investigative skills as the reason his plans almost were stopped, and he wants to kill her. That’s a nice twist – the love interest in danger, but NOT because of her connection with the star, but for her own actions. Linda, meanwhile, is hunting him down herself because she wants revenge (she’s quite tough in this issue).
But Linda is on her own – all the other heroes in Keystone are down for the count (Jay Garrick, Johnny and Jesse Quick and Impulse).
So things look bad.
That leads into the following moment…
What a great return.
The finale tomorrow!
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