Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The Flash #770 Review

The Greatest Generation

Written By: Jeremy Adams
Art By: Jack Herbert, Brandon Peterson, Kevin MaGuire, Michael Atiyeh, Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 18, 2021

Let's take a trip back to the Golden Age and see what happens when Wally West continues his Quantum Leap, Speed Force mission through time, wherein this installment we see the World's Fastest Man leap into the body of Jay Garrick in his prime during the Second World War. Let's jump into this issue and see if Wally can complete his quest of siphoning off the rogue Speed Force energy and hope that he doesn't mess up the outcome of the war in the process. Let's check it out.

For this issue, we see Jay Garrick and Happy Terrill (The Ray) be recruited by the President of the United States of America to go and retrieve the Spear of Destiny before Hitler can get his hands on it and this is a fun story that really sets the stage better than any we've seen during this story arc because we actually have a story that ties into something that has come before with the four-issue "Golden Age" series that spoke of the real reason that heroes didn't enter Europe during the Second World War, and where the Spear of Destiny was said to be the reason, we get the character Parsifal, who can nullify the powers of metas. Now, while that might be the case after Wally West jumps into the POW body of Jay Garrick, and the Speed Force energy shoots from him into Hitler....... Yeah, I think we might have a problem with a Speedster Hitler with the Spear of Destiny.  

So now it's up to Wally West and The Ray to stop Hitler before he uses his newfound power to turn the tides of the war....... or possibly explode due to the energy he's absorbed and for the most part, because of Parsifal.... they're going to have to do it without powers. This callback to the Golden Age was just the thing to keep this leaping around scenario feel like it hasn't gotten stale.

All in all, the art in this issue is great and I love that we took the time and the page space to set up a story and feel like we're actually accomplishing something beyond just being thrown some when and macguffining the Speed Force out of someone or something. This told a deeper tale that not only gave us a look at the Golden Age Flash in his prime but set the stage for a life turning moment in The Ray's life, while also letting Wally be a part of something Jay Garrick went through so long ago. I love that this issue tied into the Golden Age series and really lets us know that in our current state of Infinite Frontier that indeed, everything does matter. Hopefully, this series continues like this but I am worried about the next issue where things look like they might get a little Super Friends-y. 

Bits and Pieces:

With great art and a look back at the Golden Age I found myself having a great time with this book and the setup of this story did wonders in revitalizing this Quantum Leap concept that we've been dealing with for this arc. This has been the highlight for me in this series post-Future State and I can only hope that it continues this look and feel.



  1. Interesting storyline-can't wait to see where this goes!

  2. Great issue. Loved Jack Hebert art. Honestly, I would rather have him as the regular artist instead of Brandon Peterson.