View Poll Results: Favorite Silver Age Rogue

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  • Captain Cold (Len Snart)

    7 26.92%
  • Mirror Master (Sam Scudder)

    4 15.38%
  • Gorilla Grodd

    10 38.46%
  • Pied Piper (Hartley Rathaway)

    1 3.85%
  • Weather Wizard (Mark Mardon)

    1 3.85%
  • Trickster (James Jesse)

    1 3.85%
  • Captain Boomerang (Digger Harkness)

    0 0%
  • Top (Roscoe Dillon)

    1 3.85%
  • Abra Kadabra

    0 0%
  • Heat Wave (Mick Rory)

    1 3.85%
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    Default Favorite Silver Age Flash Rogue

    So, who is your favorite silver age rogue? Mine is James Jesse. I just find him entertaining. I liked him in 1990s Impulse, too, but I am answering based on the silver age stories. Villains usually bore me, but he could be fun sometimes.

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    No choice for other?

    Eobard Thawne aka Professor Zoom the Reverse-Flash

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    Okay, I'll admit to forgetting Mr. Element, but I left Thawne out on purpose, since he never associated with the Rogues group in the Silver Age, as far I remember. Actually, I'm not sure poor Albert did, either.

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    I mainly think of the Rogues as being the boys from Central City--no time travellers or gorillas allowed. They're the guys who are living in the city (or close to it, depending where they're imprisoned), so they spend a lot of time together and form friendships--even while not engendering much trust. Of those, it's hard to pick and choose. It comes down to Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Trickster and Mirror Master.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    I mainly think of the Rogues as being the boys from Central City--no time travellers or gorillas allowed. They're the guys who are living in the city (or close to it, depending where they're imprisoned), so they spend a lot of time together and form friendships--even while not engendering much trust. Of those, it's hard to pick and choose. It comes down to Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Trickster and Mirror Master.
    That's probably pretty fair. I don't typically think of Grodd or Abra Kadabra, I admit, but they were on the list I used for reference so I wouldn't forget anyone (and Mister Element wasn't). I like him better as Element than Alchemy, though.

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    Not having read a ton of silver age Flash I was boring and voted for Captain Cold. The man made his first appearance completely ready to ruin Barry's day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    I mainly think of the Rogues as being the boys from Central City--no time travellers or gorillas allowed. They're the guys who are living in the city (or close to it, depending where they're imprisoned), so they spend a lot of time together and form friendships--even while not engendering much trust. Of those, it's hard to pick and choose. It comes down to Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Trickster and Mirror Master.
    Same. If Grodd and Kadabra are in, I'd think Professor Zoom would be too. So I'm just ignoring the two I think don't belong and voting for The Top. (Absence makes the heart grow fonder.)

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    I loves me some Captain Cold and Boomerbutt, but nothing tops an evil telepathic gorilla from a secret city of super-gorillas. That's some comic book gold there.

    Morrison's later wrinkle that Grodd eats people sealed the deal for me (this was Morrison's addition, right?)

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    I haven't read very much of the silver age stuff. I became a Flash fan while Wally West was Flash, so that's the series I know.

    Agreed that if we're focusing on the Rogues who are friendly with each other in Central City, then you should leave out Grodd, Zoom, and Kadabra, but include Golden Glider and Rainbow Raider.

    But I guess that also depends on what you consider silver age, since GG and RR were introduced relatively late in Barry Allen's run as Flash. For most comics, the bronze age started in the 70s, but Barry's Flash series really stuck to the more silver age feel long after the rest of the comics industry had moved on. So I'd consider Barry's entire run to be silver age, and say that Flash, as a franchise, skipped the bronze age.
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    Maybe it's my inner narcissist, fascinated with mirrors, but I've always loved Mirror Master, even more than Grodd (who is awesome!) or Abra Kadabra (who is just really cool).

    So I voted for Scudder!

    The Flash always had my favorite villains. I'm fond of a few oddballs from other heroes, like Shadow Thief, Gentleman Ghost. Multiplex, Tattooed Man and Angle Man, but, the Flash has so many cool villains!

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    For whatever reason, I always like Mirror Master.

    I didn't really get into Grodd until later but he is definitely my favorite current Flash rogue.

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    For me during the Bronze Age, Snart was Barry's #1 super-villain.
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    Why did DC kill off Scudder?

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    It turns out in The FLASH #76 that they are all murderers. They broke the rule of not killing people unnecessarily. It's just a villain group.

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    Captain Cold, probably followed by Grodd, Captain Boomerang, and Weather Wizard (just from gimmick alone).

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