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Title:
The Flash : crossfire
Author:
Johns, Geoff, 1973-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : DC Comics, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
212 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Originally published in single magazine form in Flash 183-191 and Flash Secret Files.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781401201951
Format :
Book

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Summary

In the fast-paced and riveting THE FLASH: CROSSFIRE, the Scarlet Speedster faces his toughest challenge as eight of his deadliest enemies join together to destroy him once and for all. Led by the mysterious Blacksmith. Flash's greatest enemies put aside their personal differences and egos and formulate an intricate plan to kill the speedster. Utilizing highly organized attacks that negate the use of the Flash's speed, the Trickster. Captain Boomerang, the Mirror Master, the Weather Wizard, Magenta, Girder, Murmur, and Plunder quickly gain the upper hand against the fastest man alive. Now with Keystone City under attack by the network of villains, the Flash must find a way to defeat his entire rogues gallery or watch as his hometown is destroyed.


Author Notes

Geoff Johns was born in 1973 in Detroit, Michigan. As a child, Johns and his brother first discovered comics through an old box of comics they found in their grandmother's attic, which included copies of Flash, Superman, Green Lantern, Batman from the 1960s and 1970s. Johns eventually began to patronize a comics shop in Traverse City, recalling that the first new comics he bought were Crisis on Infinite Earth and Flash, as the latter was his favorite character. As Johns continued collecting comics, he gravitated toward DC Comics and later Vertigo Comics, and also drew comics. After graduating from Clarkston High School in 1991, he studied media arts, screenwriting, film production and film theory at Michigan State University and graduated from Michigan State in 1995. Johns met up with DC Comics personnel Eddie Berganza who invited Johns to tour the DC Comics offices, and offered Johns the opportunity to pitch ideas, which led to Johns pitching Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E., a book based on the second Star-Spangled Kid and her stepfather, to editor Chuck Kim a year later. John's soon became a regular writer on such series as The Flash and The Avengers United. He also writes for series such as Teen Titans and The Future is Now. His title Earth One made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Gr. 9-12. The Flash is one of comic books' most durable heroes--or, more precisely, concepts--since the name Flash, as well as the ability to move at blinding speed, has been applied to three different characters since 1939. What the various incarnations share, in addition to swiftness, is a rogue's gallery of colorfully costumed supervillains. In this story arc from the monthly Flash comic, eight of those rogues have joined forces to take over Flash's town of Keystone City. As if that weren't enough, the Thinker, an artificial intelligence with a personality--a walking computer virus of sorts--is attempting to absorb the minds of the city's inhabitants, including Flash's. Writer Johns demonstrates his ability to reinvigorate the series' classic elements, although the nearly nonstop battling leaves almost no room for subplots. The artwork, mostly by Scott Kolins, is detailed and dynamic, with the fight scenes--the crux of this arc--particularly well choreographed. Teens will appreciate it as mainstream superhero fare, executed with complexity and flair. --Gordon Flagg Copyright 2004 Booklist