A Cold proposal
I've been reading the new DC New 52 series of Flash (whose art is very amazing) and there was this very small moment of interaction between Iris West and Captain Cold in issue #3 of that series. It only lasts a few frames, but I was reminded of that interaction when I read this issue recently.
The Good: Captain Cold ♥'s Iris West?
Iris West was really used as a plot device in this early Flash series, so one of the highlights of this issue was more "screen time" for Iris. Not only that, but she also has more interactions with people, especially one of Flash's major rogues like Captain Cold. It’s just plain weird for a new reader like me who has not seen that many interactions between these two major Flash characters to have him have a crush on Iris. As I said, its weird.
We recently saw something similar in the Flashpoint series “Citizen Cold”, but the circumstances of that interaction was slightly different. However, its intriguing to see where writers started playing with their relationship. I also love that Snart is the first character ever to ask Iris to marry him (thus beating Barry!).
The in between Bad and good: Wally West's Story
I'll admit I'm not really a fan of these early Wally West (Kid Flash) stories. They seem like they are directed toward a younger audience because there isn't that much challenge in these stories. I haven't seen a major villain for Wally yet, but I'll admit these stories are improving. I'm beginning to see more of a difference between Wally and Barry in these stories, but there is much more to go before we see the Wally West who takes on the Mantel of the Flash.
This is a good issue. The highlight of it for me has to be the Captain Cold story. I have to say that all of these early captain Cold stories are actually really decent. If you ever get a chance to read some of the early flash comics either in the reprint volumes or through Comixology's digital comics, then I would strongly advice that you read some of these issues. they are just plain cool (pun not intended, but welcomed anyway...)