Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Flash #783 Review

Omniverse Or Bust

Written By: Jeremy Adams
Art By: Amancay Nahuelpan, Jeremy Cox, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 21, 2022

The search for Barry Allen starts here. Ever since Infinite Frontier, where Barry Allen was duped into working for Darkseid because of the Psycho Pirate, our Scarlet Speedster was whisked away by Pariah to his own dream world to keep him calm and to keep him out of the way. Now that the Justice League is dead, and the Flash family realizes that Barry wasn't with them it's time to get on the hunt and figure out what happened to Barry Allen and it's probably a good thing too that our heroes are getting on this because with what we've seen of the Great Darkness, his body of villains and his army...... We're going to need Barry Allen.

Well, those West kids are at it again. As Wally, Wallace, Jay Garrick, Max Mercury, and Jesse Quick were getting ready to breach the speed force and track down Barry Allen's signature throughout the Omniverse, Irey, and Jai decide that they need to prove themselves as heroes and take the task of hunting down Uncle Barry. The only problem is, with traveling throughout the Omniverse, there's probably going to be multiple signatures for a Barry Allen and with that our heroes split up into teams of Wally and Wallace, and Max and Jesse to enter the speed force to find their missing Flash and the impetuous kids who always need to get into trouble.

With this story, we see our three teams of heroes go to different places on their quest where you'll get what looks like a Batman-style Barry Allen, a Mad Max Barry Allen, and Barry from his own dream world that was created for him and with all this and the idea that Wally's wife, Linda Park still needs to tell her husband that she has Speed Force powers for some unknown reason..... Well, we've got a lot going on and a lot of fun scenarios for our speedster heroes to encounter on their hunt for Barry Allen.

All in all, I love the art in this issue of The Flash and I love that we get the Flash Family all together here, even if Bart is missing here because of his own Dark Crisis Young Justice tie-in, but as happy as I am to see everyone in this issue, I would have liked some context to know where everyone has been and what they've been up to before their hunt for Barry begins, but it is what it is....... and thankfully what it is... is fun, so we have that and a story that feels like it harkens back to the beginning of Jeremy Adams run with Wally exploring other speedsters, Quantum Leap style, but here we're traveling the Omniverse and with different versions of the characters you love, you're always bound to have a good time and I hope that's what we have in store for us here.

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Bits and Pieces:

We've got multiple speedsters in the Flash Family traveling the Omniverse looking for Barry Allen and with that, we're going to have some Multiversal Madness, DC style as we see different versions of our Scarlet Speedster as our heroes try to bring Barry home. We've got great art and a fun story, but I just wish that Wally's kids didn't have to be the trouble-makers they are because we have enough problems without them making things worse right now by being brats.



  1. Okay you mentioned Bart not being here and that's because of the events in Dark Crisis Young Justice and since there doesn't seem to be a review of that series on this site I'll ask this here. I saw in DCYJ #1 a flashback to Infinite Crisis where Bart fought Superboy Prime but in this flashback he was wearing his Impulse costume. So does this mean he was never Kid Flash? That sucks he matured greatly after becoming Kid Flash and his character seems to have completely regressed not just his identity but his personality as well. Anybody else pick up on this?

  2. Btw is Jesse still married to Hourman II? And does their baby still exist?