|[ POSSESSED TO SHOP ]|
To QUOTE Edmund Burke: '
must be limited in order to be possessed'. Liberty
They haven't got a hope in hell of stopping me, you know. Deadman and the Flash, I mean.
They can't. No. Of course they can't. For I am the wandering spirit of Ulyssess Sutter, and I will do everything in my power to enact my revenge on the Fletcher lineage, because one of their ancestors killed me and stole all of my wealth many moon's ago.
Yeah. I'm not kidding you, folks. After I have a run in with these two red-skinned rascals, next I set my sights a lot closer to home. Or should that be 'work-place'? Hmm?
In my option there were three things about this adventure that really stood out from the crowd.
Firstly, Patrick Zircher's 'guest artwork' did remind me of Neil Adams more recent etchings. On a stylistic level, I honestly found his illustrations to be very earthy and rushed whilst not being too blaze or obtuse.
Secondly, I'd say that the 'Ulyssess Sutter origin sequence' was a great part of the overall narrative. Heck, I'd go so far as to say that it gave this tale much more depth and meaning than most other 'plot recaps' usually do.
And thirdly, unlike many of the other so-called 'guest staring' story-lines I've read, I feel that the inclusion of Deadman made a lot of sense within this one. Yeah. Straight up! He actually had a useful part to play within these proceedings. Plus I did like knowing the fact pertaining to how he can read peoples memories whilst possessing them.
As much as I really-really-really enjoyed reading that whole 'Did Captain Frye shag Barry's mum?' sub-plot, for me it kind of held up the central narrative due to its very intriguing nature.
Please. Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against this story-strand at all. It just how it was incorporated into this tale that made it rather... errr.... 'surplus to requirements'.
OK. I know this might sound rather funny in more ways than one. But in a strange manner this comic would work well whilst hearing the theme tune to the Leslie Nielsen comedy, 'Repossessed', because both tales involve someone getting possessed by a vagrant spirit.
During the nineteen seventies David Berkowitz went on a murder spree throughout
York City, killing a lot of innocent people in his
wake. And then, when he was finally caught in mid 77, he stated that his
heinous actions were guided by a demonic force.
Now doesn't that sound somewhat familiar to you, folks? Hint-Hint!
Overall I'd say 'Deadman Walking' was a pretty fine installment of 'The Flash to read. The artwork provided was very nice to look at whilst the story-line was very intriguing to follow. Having said that, though, there was a small part of me that felt a bit despondent with the 'general package'.
Again. Please don't get me wrong. I love this story and I'm really getting a kick out of where it is heading. It's just that knowing there will be a new creative team on this series in a couple of months time, does make me wonder if what I'm reading now is actually worth reading.
Please take this nagging doubt away from me, DC? Pretty please. I love the Flash. I love the fact that Wally will be returning soon. It's just... well... you know. Sometimes too many changes can make people feel pessimistic about the future.