The Rogues of the New 52 are familiar faces, but their status quo is much different than it was prior to Flashpoint. Namely that the Rogues have actual powers now, as opposed to just being very well armed. Cold can generate ice, Weather Wizard can talk to the storms, Heatwave is covered in burns and can generate flames, while Glider and Mirror Master are both unable to touch anybody. Glider as a living ghost, and Mirror Master stuck inside the mirror world. Now, obviously, these are all problematic, especially as Cold is completely to blame for the mutations as it was his decision. His punishment is that his sister, Glider, is their leader now and the team has no real respect for him.
The lack of being able to be together eventually sets in and becomes a bigger issue for Glider and Mirror Master, and she’s willing to do anything to try and save her boyfriend from his other dimensional fate. She decides that she’s going to pull him over, back into the real world, regardless of what it may do to her.
Unfortunately, it puts Glider back into the head of the comatose Lisa Snart, returning the Rogues to a quartet with Cold in control, but Mirror Master once again has his body. To honor Lisa, and what she would have done, the Rogues go to break Trickster out of jail, but that’s when the Society go and break down Iron Heights. This makes freeing Trickster easier, once again making the Rogues into a five man band before they go to see the Crime Syndicate. The CSA announce that the heroes are dead, and the Rogues see it as an opportunity to go and raid the Gem Cities for a big heist, with Flash finally not there to stop them.
But the Gem Cities have been destroyed. And Glider’s unconcious body is still somewhere amongst the wreckage. This is not something that the Rogues are going to have to make someone pay for.
Tags: Brian Buccellato, Captain Cold, DC Comics, forever evil, mirror master, New 52 (DC Comics), The Flash, The Rogues