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Author Archives: Derek B. Gayle

Derek B. Gayle is a Virginia native with a BS in English, Journalism and Film from Randolph-Macon College. In addition to being an avid Power Rangers and genre TV fanatic, he also currently co-produces, writes and performs in local theatre, and critically reviews old kids' cartoons. You can check out his portfolio here.

The Flash #1.14 “Fallout” Recap & Review

The conclusion of the Firestorm two-parter is a tightly-plotted ride, though often lacking the emotional resonance of previous weeks.

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The Flash #1.13 “The Nuclear Man” Recap & Review

Firestorm stands out as a tragic tale in a highly emotional set-up episode with huge, revelatory concepts.

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The Flash #1.12 “Crazy For You” Recap & Review

A scattered episode doesn't work as a whole, but has a slew of entertaining individual stories and developments.

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The Flash #1.11 “The Sound and the Fury” Recap & Review

A great villain and significant development on the Dr. Wells mystery furthers this season's surprising success.

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The Flash #1.10 “Revenge of the Rogues” Recap & Review

The Flash returns with an impressively well-structured and unendingly fun episode, dialing back the drama for an old-fashioned comic book villain team-up.

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The Flash #1.9 “The Man in the Yellow Suit” Recap & Review

The midseason finale adeptly ties in all the story threads into one thrilling, emotional hour that poses more questions than it answers.

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The Flash #1.8 “Flash vs. Arrow” Recap & Review

The first part in the crossover event strikes a smart balance between fanservice and storytelling, in a fun, even if unambitious hour that lives up to the hype.

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The Flash #1.7 “Power Outage” Recap & Review

An incredibly fast-paced installment uses a common superhero trope to amp up the stakes and tension to great effect.

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The Flash #1.6 “The Flash Is Born” Recap & Review

A paper thin plot shows off how well this show still works even without the more in-depth workings of other serialized dramas.

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The Flash #1.5 “Plastique” Recap & Review

An episode that's light on plot does some subtle characterwork and expands the scope of the show in useful ways.

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