Requiem for a Scarlet
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
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
Andy Milder as Flash (Jay Garrick)
Alan Tudyk as Flash (Barry Allen)
Parrish as Kid Flash (Wally West)
Robinson as Black Lightning
John Wesley Shipp
as Professor Zoom
Theme Written and Performed by Andy Strumer
Music by Michael McCuisition, Lolita Ritmanis,
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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