Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Flash Annual #2 Review

It's not easy being Red and Green

The New 52 is starting to focus a bit more on the "past".  Most of the old continuity went out the window two years ago with the start of the new universe, but titles like Batman Zero Year and Batman/Superman are reinventing it.  The Flash Annual #2 shows the history of one of the best DC duos, The Flash and Green Lantern.

The annual shows how Barry Allen and Hal Jordan first met and became friends.  Brian Buccellato does a great job writing the banter between the two and the story is as fun as you'd expect.  Not surprisingly, Hal gets the two in hot water and they end up on Arena World.  This is not just a play on words and the two are forced into gladiatorial combat against monsters and each other.  The battle, like the whole issue, is exciting and funny.

The Flash has been a standout title in the art department and Sami Basri doesn't dissapoint with his effort.  The action pops off the page with the help of Stellar Labs' vibrant colors.  This is how a fun book should look.

The Flash Annual #2 is what I like in an annual.  We get a stand alone story that establishes the origins of two of the best DC characters.  The Flash and Green Lantern have always been a great duo and this annual shows why.  Please DC, make a Flash/Green Lantern Monthly now.


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