The Flash #1 Review

The Flash Rebirth #1 made it clear that this new series will be among the first to explore the fallout of DC Universe Rebirth #1 and the return of Wally West. But as Joshua Williamson and Carmine Di Giandomenico settle in with the new ongoing series, they shift focus away from those big revelations and towards Barry Allen’s new status quo. The result is a more “back to basics” first issue, and a very enjoyable one at that.

There have been a lot of familiar elements at play in Williamson’s first two scripts. We see Barry struggle with the fact that, despite his incredible speed, he’s not fast enough to save everyone. We see flashbacks to the fateful accident that turned him into the Flash and the equally fateful night where his mother was murdered. And we see that the fastest man alive somehow has a habit of being perpetually late in his personal life. But as familiar as these elements are, there’s a great comfort in seeing Williamson get back to the roots of the hero. There’s a reason the whole “not fast enough” dilemma resonates so strongly. And Williamson shows a strong handle on his cast, including Barry himself and supporting players like Iris and her nephew, Wally. As confusing as it is to now have two versions of Wally running around, this issue makes a strong case for keeping the New 52 Wally in play.

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Source:: IGN -Reviews