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Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!
Original Airdate - October 1st, 2010
The Silver Age Flash is dead, and his Rogues Gallery has come to take over Central City. Batman teams up with the Flash's predecessor and successor to defend the city, but a villainous speedster plans to defeat them all.

Written by Greg Weisman
Directed by Michael Chang
Animation by Dongwoo Animation Co., LTD.
Review by Andrew
Media by Andrew
Diedrich Bader as Batman
Steve Blum as Captain Cold / Heat Wave
Robert Atkin Downes as Weather Wizard
Scott Menville as Metamorpho
Andy Milder as Flash (Jay Garrick)
Alan Tudyk as Flash (Barry Allen)
Hunter Parrish as Kid Flash (Wally West)
Bumper Robinson as Black Lightning
John Wesley Shipp as Professor Zoom

Theme Written and Performed by Andy Strumer
Music by Michael McCuisition, Lolita Ritmanis, Kristopher Carter


Once more the Outsiders make their return to Brave and the Bold, having not been seen since season 1’s latter episode “Inside the Outsiders.” This is a far different approach than they’ve had before, however, with not only new costumes but new members at their flanks. Surprisingly, despite the abysmal introduction to the show the first trio of Outsiders received, this is a great spotlight of the team without any complaints. I’ve been curious to see them used again ever since we delved into the founding members’ minds in season 1, and now I hold out hope for a full episode that can really show this team off.

The main story of the episode sort of fits that theme as well, with bringing back a previously used character, Jay Garrick as the Flash, and bringing in the rest of his team; the other Flash (Barry Allen) and Kid Flash (Wally West). For fans of the Flash, and even passive appreciators, it’s an episode that has been a long time coming ever since Jay Garrick debuted mid-season 1 in “Trials of the Demon!” Not only a highlight of the rouge roadrunner, but his villains as well as we’re introduced to a portion of his rogue’s gallery. This was quite a surprise not only in their appearances but how they’re handled as well, in which they mourn for the loss of Central City’s more prominent Flash (Barry Allen). It’s not the first time this concept has been used, but it’s generally unexpected outside of “the big three.” The major villain of the episode is Flash’s evil rival, Professor Zoom, decked out in a negative-colored version of his costume, and is fortunately shown to be particularly more menacing than the rest of his featured villainous vanguard without being over the top.

Overall, this is a very fun episode and provides some much awaited, and much deserved, insight into the Flash lineage that can be a little confusing for new viewers. This seems not only well-written but even determinedly thought out in order to keep it from being confusing, and of course, to introduce the Flash on a level similar to other major heroes. Something that is often unseen. The villainous plot of Professor Zoom is a bit flimsy (time travel usually is), but they managed to pull it off without taking any audacious or ludicrous leaps in suspension of belief - they even manage to use it to introduce the “Speed Force” and the Golden Age-favorite, the Cosmic Treadmill. Highly Recommended!

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