Flash Fridays – The Flash #323 July 1983

Flash Fridays – The Flash #323 July 1983

Behind a striking cover, the story opens in the Justice League satellite where the writer Cary Bates uses a conversation between Firestorm and Wonder Woman to let us know that Barry and Fiona are about to get married. Firestorm is upset that the wedding has come up so...
Flash Fridays – The Flash #322 June 1983

Flash Fridays – The Flash #322 June 1983

I’ve written before about writer Cary Bates’ predilection for dropping endless subplots into his stories chopping them up to the point where any sense of an overarching story all but disappears. Well, I’ll have to give him high marks for bullheaded consistency because...
Flash Fridays – The Flash # 321 May 1983

Flash Fridays – The Flash # 321 May 1983

The cover to this issue is the weakest in a recent string of pretty uninspiring covers, and it frankly points to an overall lack of editorial oversight. The book’s sales are obviously sinking at this point, and the powers that be at DC Comics seem to have...
Flash Fridays – The Flash # 320 April 1983

Flash Fridays – The Flash # 320 April 1983

This issue opens where the previous one left off – with the Flash heading off to finally deal with the Eradicator. Except that writer Cary Bates is merely toying with us. What we’re seeing instead is the Eradicator dressed up as the Flash and breaking into...