COMIC TITLE: The Flash: Rebirth #1
Joshua Williamson– Writer
Carmine Di Giandomenico– Artist
June 8, 2016
We have been doing so many Marvel issues as of late that it looked we have been forgetting about their biggest opponent on the market, DC Comics. So, I wanted to get into some issues from the DC Universe and I figured I would start with the fastest man in this time frame of Earth. Of course, I am talking about the one and only Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash of Central City. For today, we are looking at the very first issue of the series which is the Rebirth issue before the traditional number one. There has been a murder in Central City and it looks all to familiar to forensics expert and superhero Barry Allen. In fact, the murder for some reason is reminding him of the death of his mother which has since been solved (check out Flashpoint). Unfortunately, the thought is bringing some weird messages from the Speed Force and Barry is trying to figure out what they are trying to say to him until a visit from a familiar face makes him want to seek the help of a fellow Justice Leaguer. To read the issue or anything else Flash or DC Comics related, you can do so by going here.
I have to be honest with a couple of things and one of them is that I did not read DC Universe Rebirth #1 before this which I guess you are supposed to do. The other thing is that I would not have picked up a Flash issue if it wasn’t for how awesome the television series is. So, with those things confessed and out of the way we can finally move along and review the issue. One thing is for sure and that is I am definitely a fan of the writing of Joshua Williamson because of the mere mention of one of the coolest events DC had in Flashpoint. That alone deserves some props from me and not to mention he has us in suspense to see what happens next for Barry Allen. The artwork is cool when he is The Flash, but when its regular it’s just OK in my opinion. The panels are definitely easy to follow along with, but the way regular people look is just OK. You’ll have to just check it out for yourselves to see what I am saying. It just might be something I need getting used to. Check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+