Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #1

    Flashpoint: Legion of Doom » Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #1 - Hot Blooded released by DC Comics on August 2011.

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    Hot Blooded last edited by pikahyper on 04/20/21 04:11AM View full history

    FLASH FACT! They have to kill the president!

    After murdering one half of Firestorm, Heatwave is sentenced to death inside of a metahuman prison. Having a great hatred from the man who put him there, Cyborg, Heatwave comes up with a plan to take over the prison and form his own Legion of Doom, with the help of a surprising ally.



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    Worst Flashpoint tie-in yet 0

    To be honest I really didnt go into this issue expecting to much, and what I got was actually worse than I was expecting.  The Bad: This issue was mediocre all around. The characterization of Heat wave is depressingly one note, especially considering how awesome he was written under the pen of Geoff Johns. Firestorm was absolutely wasted in this issue, only being used as a means to an end for Heat Wave to be thrown in the slammer, and the lack of reaction from Ronnie Raymond after he saw his par...

    15 out of 16 found this review helpful.

    Uneven But Saved By a Fantastic Ending 0

    The first issue of Flashpoint's Legion of Doom tie-in gives a very bad first impression. The opening conflict between Heatwave and Cyborg feels confused, rushed and weighed down by some truly awful dialogue written by Adam Glass. (A personal favorite exchange: "Didn't your mommy ever tell you not to play with matches, Heatwave?" "Sure did! So I burned her to death!") The fact that Rodney Buchemi's pencils look rushed and sketchy at parts doesn't help matters, and there are some truly inexcusable...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

    On shaky legs. 0

    I have to admit, I only picked up this title to receive the beautiful Legion of Doom pin that comes with the title.  Unfortunately, the rest of the issue did not impress me.   Now, this tie-in doesn't really tie-in to the main Flashpoint narrative.  I can't really blame Adam Glass's difficulty on writing a character like Heatwave.  Geoff Johns did a good job on defining the character but Glass doesn't really illustrate the sick and twisted mindset of Heatwave.  He comes off as screw up and delud...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
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