S.T.A.R. Labs: Cisco Ramon’s Journal (The Flash) Review

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In continuation with The CW’s The Flash, Titan Books has published Cisco Ramon’s Journal for S.T.A.R. Laboratories. In these confidential journal entries, we find information on the villains, heroes, and Multiverse characters that inhabit The Flash TV series.

Featured in S.T.A.R. Labs: Cisco Ramon’s Journal, are numerous characters that we’ve seen throughout the series on The CW. Among some include Hawkgirl, Deathbolt, Green Arrow, Black Siren, and Captain Cold.

When opening the book, a definition for both hero and metahuman are provided; showing the clear differences.

Hero

“A person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achivements or noble qualities.

Synonyms: brave man, champion, man of courage, great man, man of the hour, conquering hero, lionheart, warrior, knight, etc.”

Metahuman

“A class of individuals that possess extraordinary powers, traits, and abilities through either accidents, foreign exposure, or a unique genetic composition, making them considerably more powerful than regular humans.”

The book is broken up into fantastic sections including:

Contents of Cisco Ramon's Journal Entries

Heroes

  • Metahuman
    • The Flash
    • Firestorm
    • Hawkgirl
    • Hawkman
  • Human
    • Green Arrow
    • Overwatch
    • Spartan
    • Speedy
    • The Atom
    • Pied Piper
    • Black Canary
    • Anti-metahuman Task Force

Villains

  • Metahuman
    • Reverse Flash
    • Weather Wizards
    • Multiplex
    • The Mist
    • Plastique
    • Blackout
    • Girder
    • Prism
    • Everyman
    • Gorilla Grodo
    • Deathbolt
    • Tokamak
    • Vandal Savage
    • Geomancer
    • Tar Pit
    • Griffin
    • Peek-a-Boo
    • Turtle
    • Trajectory
  • Human
    • Captain Cold
    • Heat Wave
    • Golden Glider
    • The General
    • Clock King
    • Ra’s Al Ghul
    • Captain Boomerang
    • The Tricksters
    • Bug-Eye Bandit

The Multiverse

  • Earth 2
    • The Breach
    • The Flash
    • Zoom
    • Atom Smasher
    • King Shark
    • Sand Demon
    • Rupture
    • Dr. Light
    • Killer Frost
    • Deathstorm
    • Vibe & Reverb
    • Black Siren
    • Tech
  • Other Earths
    • Earth 3 Flash
    • Earth 38 Supergirl
  • Time Travel
    • Time Wraiths
    • Time Travel, Wormholes & The Speed Force
    • Time Vault & Gideon

Layout of Book

To show some really cool parts of the journal, we have selected specific images that show how the book is set up, and how it clearly resembles Cisco Ramon’s style and note-taking abilities.

Throughout the journal we come across Ramon’s inner thoughts, notes to self, and interactions with the heroes, villains, and alternate realities that embody The Flash. Without spoiling every single character and inner thought to Ramon, know that Cisco Ramon’s Journal is in-depth and has tons of information for fans of The CW’s The Flash. Because Ramon is a metahuman and engineering genius for S.T.A.R. Labs, he has privy information that outsiders from Team Flash don’t necessarily know about; and it’s all revealed in the journal he’s been keeping.

My Take

While I’m not personally a huge fan of The Flash or the many other CW shows, this compilation by Titan Books brings together all the small aspects of the series into one big book. We all know Ramon has been one of the main characters as part of Team Flash, and by having his journal available to fans they can see his inner thoughts, note taking, and experiences. Not only are his notes dated, they go back as far as 2014 when the series began.

If you’re a true fan of The Flash, and want to get your hands on Cisco Ramon’s Journal, you can grab it exclusively through Titan Books. Their website will automatically direct you to the proper distributor for your region.

Good

  • Connected to The CW Series Well
  • Tons of Characters and Villains to Read About
  • Perfect 'Journal' Layout

Bad

  • New to Series Could Be Confusing
  • Some Spoilers
8.8

Great

Connection to Series - 10
Character Information - 8.3
Background Knowledge - 9.2
Length of Book - 7.5
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