First Strike: The Invasion! Podcast Ep.25: Flash #22 / Manhunter #9

Bass and Siskoid do another double-feature, but it's really a single story as the Flash Wally West (in #22 of his title) and Manhunter Mark Shaw (in #9 of his) team up to stop another Cuban crisis engineered by Durlans left behind on the island nation by the Alliance's retreating forces.

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Highlights from Flash #22, by William Messner-Loebs, Greg LaRocque, and Larry Mahlstedt; and Manhunter #9 by John Ostrander, Kim Yale, Frank Springer and Pablo Marcos.
Manhunter gets slapped by Wally West:
The Flash party thrown by Fidel Castro:
Some more panels from the party, included for some interesting cameos:
Afterwards, in Manhunter, someone regrets their vacation choices.
In need of a no-prize: Where'd Manhunter's baton go?
The lotus position is a very stable position.
The climax, with breakdowns breaking down under scrutiny.
Relevant teaser clips from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1978) by Philip Kaufman, starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Kevin McCarthy.

End theme music from "The Day the Earth Stood Still" score by Bernard Herrmann

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Roger Nowhere said...

I read that issue back in the day. The best part is during the mandatory hero vs hero fight. Manhunter realices Flash is fighting only due to the grief of losing his father. He also knows he can't win. So he calmly sits on the floor and makes Wally face the truth. I think it was kind of cool.


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