Day 56: The Flash #1 (2016)

COMIC TITLE: The Flash #1 (2016)
Joshua Williamson– Writer
Carmine Di Giandomenico– Artist
June 22, 2016
DC Comics

The-Flash-1-2-600x923We are moving right along with the next issue in The Flash series which is technically now The Flash #1, but before we do that let’s do a quick recap of the events of Rebirth. In the previous issue, Barry is conflicted about what the Speed Force is trying to tell him until he is reunited with Wally West a.k.a. Kid Flash who is now an adult. We find out that the events of Flashpoint has erased some memories in the process and they need to figure stuff out so Barry enlists the help of Batman. In this issue (The Flash #1), Barry is dealing with the fact that he can’t be in so many places at once and that the job s starting to become too much especially when it’s getting in the way of his time with Iris. Meanwhile, two events break out at the same time and now Barry has to make a serious choice. Which will he choose and what are the consequences going to be? Read the issue for yourself to find out and you can do that by visiting DC Comic’s website here.

The Flash (2016-) 001-004I am definitely glad that I jumped aboard to check out what The Flash is up to in DC Comics and so far I have to say that I am definitely happy with what DC is doing with their whole Rebirth. Batman Beyond has been dynamite, All Star Batman is great, and now The Flash is getting intense and that is all due to the great writing. Williamson is doing a great job in building the story up and he definitely leaves us wanting more by the end of this issue. That is all you can really ask for from your writing team because the story has it’s drama and it has its action when needed, but the suspense is where it is definitely at with this one. There is a reason why they say Lightning strikes twice in this issue. The artwork however still hasn’t won me completely over yet and I am not saying that it’s terrible because it’s not. I am just saying that it could use a little improvement is all. The panels are definitely easy to read and follow along with and it supports the story really well. Check out my grades below and make sure you check out this series.

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: B+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

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