And remember, Faithful Spoilerites: “Rogue” is a dishonest (or at least playfully mischievous) person. “Rouge” is a red-tinted cosmetic. If you mix ’em up, a portion of the population will mock you forever. Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of New Year’s Evil: The Rogues #1 awaits!
The next Warner Bros. DC Animated movie is headed our way next week, but if you are at WonderCon you’ll be able to check out the world premiere on Saturday, March 26th. If you can’t make it to the convention, check out this sneak peek that features the Justice League taking on a possessed Weather Wizard.
There are very few event tie-ins that would be able to exist on their own. Not surprisingly, many are so heavily dependent upon the main event that you are left with only two options; read on in ignorance, or buy more and more tie-ins. However, you occasionally get a tie-in that is well written, apart from the main event, and carrying all the gravitas and import due. Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins Roguesâ€™ Revenge is one of those comics.
Maybe something that people have forgotten since Wally West returned as The Flash, is that part of what made the Flash such a great character and series is his Rogueâ€™s gallery. Not as dire or maniacal as Batmanâ€™s, the Flashâ€™s rogues started out campy, and got progressively darker, while keeping that campy edge that only a cold gun can bring. So when I finished Roguesâ€™ Revenge, I was struck by how similar this book was to the good Flash days, even though Jay, Barry, Wally nor Bart made an appearance.