Review: The Flash #3

FLS_Cv3_dsDozens of innocent people mysteriously gain super-speed! But not all are heroic, and it’ll take everything The Flash and August have to harness the lightning before Black Hole does.

The Flash in some ways has become the new Green Lantern of the DC Comics’ universe. When Geoff Johns relaunched Green Lantern some time ago he quickly expanded the world to include new colors, new Corps, to the point it was almost overstuffed.

In these first three issues of The Flash, writer Joshua Williamson has gone a similar route expanding the Speed Force and creating dozens of new speedsters, each with their own special take on the Speed Force. But, in these first three issues, Williamson has also been really smart about things by focusing on just a few characters allowing each to stand out in their own way. There may be hundreds, but we’ve only met a handful. It’s that excitement of meeting each of these new speedsters and seeing what they can do that has me interested in going forward. There’s a chance for a lot of new creativity when it comes to the Speed Force and what it can do.

Artist Carmine Di Giandomenico continues to rock on the art with a style that’s just different enough from a standard superhero look that it makes things interesting. I do wish we saw more of motion that Francis Manapul brought to the series, but that doesn’t seem to be Di Giandomenico’s style.

The series is an interesting one in that it’s really blown up Barry’s world expanding things in a rapid way. And by doing that, totally feels appropriate for the Flash.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Story: 8.1 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

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