Writer: Brian Buccellato
Artist: Agustin Padilla
Published by DC Comics
As this arc comes to a close, Barry gets the surprise of his life…or does he?
I think my favorite part of this issue has to be the fact Buccellato includes Barry’s coworkers from the precinct. I enjoy seeing Singh and Forrest and the gang around, and think they’re terribly underutilized. Darryl Frye was pretty awesome in this one, too, and clever in how he tried to capture Sutter. Grant it, it caused a lot of confusion for Barry, but it was clever anyway.
Honestly, I’m a little disappointed that Darryl isn’t Barry’s father. That’s what I’ve been guessing and anticipating since Darryl was first introduced. I was gleefully anticipating the reveal and potential angst-fest that would be Barry trying to deal with it. However, I was intrigued by the ending, with Darryl going to the prison to speak with Henry. I liked that there was still a mystery to solve about Nora’s murder.
I really enjoyed Padilla’s work on this one, too. He drew quite an attractive Barry Allen, I must say, and the action-y scenes were pretty great. My favorite was the fourth to last page, with Deadman and Flash in the foyer of the house; just really pretty overall body styling.
This was Brian Buccellato’s last issue on his legendary Flash run, and I don’t think it could have been done any better. While I’ll personally miss Buccellato on this title a bunch, I eagerly await the new writer’s ideas!
4 out of 5 nerds