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Old March 11th, 2010   Craig M.D. is offline   #1
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Default Favorite Flash single issue story by writer(s)?

So if you had to pick one issue from each writer's run on the Flash, which issues would you pick? Here are mine:

Gardner Fox - The Flash (1st series) #123 "The Flash of Two Worlds"
Cary Bates - The Flash (1st series) #347 "Back from the Dead"

Mike Baron - Flash (2nd series) #4 "Kill the Kilg%re"
William Messner-Loebs - Flash (2nd series) #54 "Nobody Dies"
Mark Waid - Flash (2nd series) #79 "The Once and Future Flash"
Grant Morrison, Mark Millar - The Flash (2nd series) #134 "Still Life in the Fast Lane"
Geoff Johns - The Flash (2nd series) #197 "Blitz chapter 1 - Rogue Profile: Zoom"
 
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Old March 11th, 2010   WeirdoLegionnaire is offline   #2
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The issue that got me into the Flash and into comics as a whole:

Geoff Johns - Flash #182 "Absolute Zero"

The profile of Captain Cold is the best Flash comic I've ever read and one of the best comics I've ever read period.
 
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Old March 11th, 2010   jafabian is offline   #3
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Flash #123 is among the all time greats. Gotta have that one for the collection.
 
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Old March 11th, 2010   Bagged & Boarded is offline   #4
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Cool idea for a thread. Here is my list.

Gardner Fox - The Flash (1st series) #123 Flash of Two Worlds
Cary Bates - The Flash (1st series) #275 The death of Iris Allen

Mike Baron - Flash (2nd series) #8 The Millenium Crossover issue
William Messner-Loebs - Flash (2nd series) #54 "Nobody Dies"
Mark Waid - Flash (2nd series) #0 My favorite all time Flash story.
Geoff Johns - The Flash (2nd series) #182
 
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Flash v.2 #30 by Bill Messner-Loebs
 
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Cary Bates v1 #324
Mike Baron v2 #1
William Messner-Loebs v2 #50
Mark Waid v2 #0
Millar/Morrison v2 #141
Geoff Johns toss up between v2 #182 and 200
Mark Guggenhiem v3 #13(his run made me start to like Bart as the Flash)
 
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Old March 11th, 2010   bat_610 is offline   #7
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Okay I can't remember the exact issue number but it was shortly after Turner started doing covers, like Flash #210 or 211, right around there. But it was where Wally had to fight Jay's old villian, the Turtle. Awesome setup and a great analysis of just the idea of Kinetic motion. Like the clop stopping when Wally's getting interrogated about Hunter's wife crashing. Also it has that great moment of fallibility where Wally realizes he forgot to put a part in the lady's break system.
 
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Old March 11th, 2010   NSP is offline   #8
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Geoff/Scott's Flash #182 "Absolute Zero" is one of my alltime favorites!
 
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I've only ready Geoff's first run, so I'll go with the Blitz prologue. Hunter's mental breakdown is expertly handled and the last page transformation still gives me chills.
 
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Just picked up the issue where Wally fights Mongul.
 
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Old March 15th, 2010   Kelson is offline   #11
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It's hard to come up with a favorite, especially since so many of the really good stories of the last 15-20 years were multi-part, but one of the stand-alone issues that always comes to mind is Flash vol.2 #54 (William Messner-Loebs and Greg LaRocque), in which Wally West jumps out of an airplane after a flight attendant because he can't just stand by and let her die -- and then has to figure out how to get them both to safety!
 
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My favorite stories were mostly Mark Waid's multi-issue tales of Wally West; but in terms of single issue stories that stood on their own merits, I think Mark's strongest self-contained story was the Jay Garrick spotlight.

My favorite single issue outside of Waid was the Messners-Loeb Secret Origin annual where Wally West's life is summed up in the Kilping poem "If."
 
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My favorite stories were mostly Mark Waid's multi-issue tales of Wally West; but in terms of single issue stories that stood on their own merits, I think Mark's strongest self-contained story was the Jay Garrick spotlight.
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I don't remember a Waid-written Jay spotlight. Are you thinking of the Morrison/Millar issue?

If so, I have to agree -- that one was pure gold.
 
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I don't remember a Waid-written Jay spotlight. Are you thinking of the Morrison/Millar issue?

If so, I have to agree -- that one was pure gold.
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I think that issue #134 from the Wally West series. I agree that was one of the best single issue Flash stories. Another one is FLASH #182, the story about CAPTAIN COLD. In fact, all the ROGUE spotlight issues that Geoff wrote were awesome.
 
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I don't remember a Waid-written Jay spotlight. Are you thinking of the Morrison/Millar issue?

If so, I have to agree -- that one was pure gold.
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Yeah, it was #137 I think, "Still Life in the Fast Lane"...and it was great, and is my favorite single issue...
 
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It's hard to come up with a favorite, especially since so many of the really good stories of the last 15-20 years were multi-part, but one of the stand-alone issues that always comes to mind is Flash vol.2 #54 (William Messner-Loebs and Greg LaRocque), in which Wally West jumps out of an airplane after a flight attendant because he can't just stand by and let her die -- and then has to figure out how to get them both to safety!
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Awesome issue. One of my personal favourites. Still though...



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Then I'd say the Mota Annual that created and introduced John Fox and the Annual that teamed Wally up with Jade and Obsidian showing the Golden Agers fighting in Ragnorok after DC shuffled them all off to limbo after Crisis.
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