Review: Captain Cold Becomes King Of Central City In The Flash #83

by Tony Thornley

As the Legion of Doom conquers the world, no city seems to have it worse than Central City. The Flash #83 not only shows readers how bad it is, but how hopeless it may be to save the city…

Joshua Williamson, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Arif Prianto and Steve Wands put the Flashes in their toughest situation yet.

Barry is trapped, powerless in King Cold’s personal prison Ice Heights. However, an unexpected ally comes to his rescue, freeing him and reuniting him with the Flash family. Just because he’s free doesn’t mean that he can rely on anything he did in the past… including the Speed Force itself.

Williamson has crafted the Flash’s most desperate hour. Barry has to rely on his enemies in a way he never has before, and Williamson makes Cold the scariest he has been in a very long time. The stakes created here are great, and I’m excited to see where it goes next.

Sandoval and Tarragona’s line work continues to be very strong. They do a fantastic job of showing Barry beginning to lose his grip before Golden Glider arrives to save the day. I also LOVE their redesign of Glider, which has an ethereal majesty that you don’t see often in superhero comics. Prianto’s colors add an icy layer to the story, practically making the cold jump off the page.

I’m excited to see where the story goes from here. It may be tough on the Flash, and it’s a great read for us.

The Flash #83 is available now from DC Comics.

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