Wally West is the Flash -- the fastest man alive. At least, that's what he thought until he met the mysterious Savitar, who commands an army of speedsters dedicated to the destruction of those who would oppose their master. To combat this menace, the Flash must enlist the help of DC Comics heroes Johnny and Jesse Quick, the Golden Age Flash, XS, Max Mercury and Impulse...
|Title||:||The Flash: Dead Heat|
|Number of Pages||:||144 Pages|
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The Flash: Dead Heat Reviews
After discovering heaven and surpassing his mentor, what else can Wally West do?Why, become a stronger leader of men, a leader of speedsters -- of course!In Dead Heat, a ridiculous cult leader tries to do away with all speedsters, causing Wally once again to make the ultimate sacrifice, but this time showcasing maturity in realizing he has to do what he can to protect his family, as opposed to simply himself. A much more tactically aware man appears here, as Waid continues his maturation of Wally by stacking his leadership skills against a cult leader who abuses and uses his followers for their speed abilities. Wally allows all the other speedsters here to be at their best here, as Waid's mediation on human potential and grit begins to involve the entire cast.The story is crazy as only comic books can be crazy, and the last page is a gut-puncher that will force you to buy the next volume without too much anger. And the artwork overall here is energetic, and even though styles changes from issue to issue, the frenetic pace of the story really sells the changes.Another bonus is a sweet issue involving Bart, Wally's ... uh. Well, he's related and from the future. Bart loses his powers and his mentor at the same time, and watching a super-fast teenager slow down is really poignant, as you'll see.
Waid's Flash is always a treat and its evident here. He introduces Savitar into Wally's world. In my memory Savitar wasn't a very good character but I was impressed. I liked the idea of his speed guru character much more than Max Mercury. The author does a great job of including the other speedsters to deal with the crisis. The art by Oscar Jimenez was fantastic. Humberto Ramos' chapters on Impulse show how far he has come as an artist. Pretty rough. Overall, a really fun Flash tale.
Waid's run on the Flash has been so heavily hyped before I read it (how did I miss it when I was younger?), that I think that my expectations were a tad high. This is solid superhero fare, with Wally (Flash #3) facing off against a speedster who runs a speed cult. Waid at this time was really interested with the speed force, and Savitar is another character that plugs into its mythology. I did enjoy that this volume ends on a tasty cliffhanger, and Waid nails the characterizations of Wally and his relationship with Linda as usual.
Not much of a fan of Flash comics, particularly with Wally West in it but this was a nice time killer. My favorite Flash is Barry Allen but it does help knowing more about the other Speedsters because you get an understanding of the Speed Force.C+
Has my best in heroic cliffhangers ..."They just got better,let's go to work."
Vai, Jesse (Quick)!!
is there a Mark Waid Flash story arc that doesn't involve the Speed Force?
I really liked this. I found the speed force to be an interesting concept and it was cool to have all the speedsters together for an epic story. I still miss Barry Allen.