Tuesday, March 7, 2023

The Flash #794 Review


Written by: Jeremy Adams
Art by: Roger Cruz,Wellington Dias
Colors by: Luis Guerrero
Letters by: Rob Leigh
Cover art by: Taurin Clarke
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: March 7, 2023

The Flash #794 deals with the fallout of the Flash Family's failed attack on the Fraction, Barry comes up with a new plan, and Irey finally picks her codename.

Is It Good?

The One-Minute War event feels like it's finally hitting its stride, and The Flash #794 is the second issue in a row to have more positives than not.

When last we left the Flash Family, their attack on the Fraction's Citadel went badly, leaving Jay captured and Wally dead. Now, Irey has to fight Miss Murder alone with unconventional tactics, she chooses her codename, and the surviving family members regroup for a new (potentially better) plan.

As I noted in the review for the previous issue, this series works best when the family works together as a team. Here, the family works together to survive the botched attack, works together to escape, and works together to strategize. Despite the singular title, it's the family dynamics that make this issue worth reading.

But, this is supposed to be the big issue for Irey. Is it worth the wait? Mostly, yes. Irey holds her own against Miss Murder with some unorthodox speed power usage. She aids in the rescue attempt after the failed attack. And Irey picks a codename, [REDACTED].

Is the codename super speedy awesome? Eh, it's okay. It fits, and that's the most important thing.

Is Wally really dead? Technically, yes, but this is DC, so you can expect a miracle in the near future.

In all, this is a fantastic issue to showcase Irey, the family dynamics sell the overall plot, and Adams's story is picking up steam. To be fair, the Fraction still comes across as one-dimensional, and Miss Murder presents as a pointless cash grab, but you can't have everything.

Likewise, Cruz, Dias, and Guerrero perform admirably in the art department. The colors are bright and vibrant, the figure work is excellent, and the action is a lot of fun. That said, Irey's new fighting moves don't make sense on the page. She describes what she's doing and how, but it looks like the art team struggled to translate Adams's script into Irey's fight choreography against Miss Murder.

About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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Bits and Pieces:

The Flash #794 is another strong issue in the One-Minute War event, with an Irey-centric issue that cements her place as a hero in the Flash Family. The family dynamics and their teamwork are what make this issue work, and you get that family feeling from start to finish.


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