- Wally and Linda take a cruise, which leads to the Scarlet Speedster taking on a mind-controlled Aquaman.
- Then, Flash fights a reborn Abra Kadabra, travels to the 64th Century, and leads a revolution.
- After that, the Golden Glider and the Rogues go after a black diamond in the Central City Museum, setting up an Eclipso crossover that continues in other books that weren’t included here.
- Waid’s take on Wally West continues to be a fun, brisk read.
- There are three different art teams here; each does good work, but the regular colorist/inker duo of LaRocque and Marzán stand out from the others.
I can understand why these few issues hadn’t been collected outside of the complete Mark Waid Flash collection; they’re odds and ends, but if you’re a big fan of the Flash and looking for something a bit oder to read, they’re entertaining.
The Flash by Mark Waid, Book One (#62-68, Annual #4-5, Special #1)
Writer: Mark Waid with Craig Boldman (Annual 5) | Pencillers: Michael Collins (66), Greg LaRocque (67-68), Travis Charest (Annual 5) | Inkers: Roy Richardson (66), José Marzán, Jr. (67-68), Dan Davis with Scott Hanna and John Lowe (Annual 5) | Colorist: Matt Hollingsworth | Letterers: Ken Holewczynski (66), Tim Harkins (67-68, Annual 5) | Editor: Brian Augustyn