The Flash #30 review

The new Flash creative team of writers Robert Venditti & Van Jensen, and penciller Brett Booth debut and straight away … dismay me. They open with a flashforward to five years in the future, when things are looking distinctly gloomy for our hero because, well, don’t they always? I really don’t care what’s happening with […]

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Detective Comics #30 review

Writer/illustrator Francis Manapul and writer/colourist Brian Buccellato begin their run by introducing a new woman into Bruce Wayne’s life. Elena Aguila is smart, attractive, a suitable new business partner for Bruce and perhaps eventually, more. She arrives on page 1. Guess what happens to her by page 22?And it was all going so well … […]

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The Flash #25 review

At this point in the tie-ins to Batman’s Zero Year, it’s best just to assume that everyone in the DC Universe, from Hal Jordan to Ma Kent’s prize cow, headed to Gotham to help out during the Riddler-caused blackout. Barry Allen’s presence makes more sense than most, as rookie cops likely would be asked to […]

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The Flash #24 review

It’s the conclusion to the first story featuring the new Reverse-Flash. If you’ve not been following this book, he’s Daniel West, Iris’s no-good younger brother. He’s been killing off other people empowered by the Speed Force and absorbing their energy, giving him the juice to go back in time and kill his abusive father. As […]

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The Flash #21 review

Here’s an encounter I’ve been waiting for since DC rebooted their comics universe, the first meeting between the Flash, Barry Allen, and Kid Flash, Bart Allen. It comes about because someone is killing people connected to the Speed Force and Barry wonders if the Teen Titan knows anything. Bart though, doesn’t feel like listening to […]

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The Flash #0 review

The Flash’s Zero Month issue takes us back to the weeks after Barry Allen was hit by a lightning bolt. Swathed in bandages while his burns defy medical expectations by clearing up, he’s visited by newly promoted police Captain Darryl Frye. It turns out that Frye took Barry in after the tragedy of his mother’s […]

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