Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Flash #23 Review

The Flash #23 grabs you from the cover and doesn't stop even after reading the last page.  The issue picks up right where the last ended, with Barry Allen and Reverse Flash kicking the crap out of each other.  Throw in the fact that Dr. Elias is trying to drain their speed force powers while this is going on and you have a hell of a start.

Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato have created such a great series and this issue may top them all.  Iris finally gets her speed force powers, but they may not be long lasting.  We finally find out the identity of Reverse Flash and it is a dozy.  I can't wait until his Villains Month origin story.  The Patty-Barry-Iris love triangle may even get a little more complicated.  That is if everyone lives.  This is how a comic book should be.  Breakneck action and super dialogue and story.

The art and coloring continue to be excellent.  I have thought it for a while but I think I am ready to say that this is the best looking New 52 book out right now.  Anyone who disagrees needs to look at the splash page fight scenes in this issue.  They are numerous and they are great.  The Flash is about speed and the art perfectly portrays it.

Whoa, what an issue.  The Flash #23 had everything you could want in a comic.  Great action and fight scenes, check.  Awesome art and coloring? Yep.  A crazy reveal?  Oh yea.  A great cliff hanger that will make the two month wait for the next issue unbearable?  A huge YES.  Do yourself a favor and buy this book for yourself and any comic book fan you know.


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