‘The Flash’ Recap: An ‘All Star Team Up’ Against the Bug-Eyed Bandit

April 15, 2015 11:59 AM

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It’s not difficult to imagine a Silver Age comic book cover emblazoned with the words “The Flash and The Atom Match Wits With the Bug-Eyed Bandit!” over an image of the two heroes facing a strange threat. It perfectly captures what happens in this week’s episode of “The Flash,” as Ray Palmer Felicity Smoak popped up in Central City to deliver an entertaining DC Comics team-up.

Having the Atom arrive to a chorus of “It’s a bird! No, it’s a plane!” was so wonderfully meta that it’s difficult to put into words. But once there, the fun began as “The Flash” continued to be the superhero series that refuses to dwell in darkness. Sure, it has its moments of pathos — it’s difficu...

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