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COMIC REVIEWS: FTN reviews Flash #26

January 3rd, 2014 by Sarah Barclay Comments

Writer: Christos N. Gage

Penciller: Neil Googe (Colors: Wil Quintana)

Published by DC Comics

The first issue after the departure of a creative team…how’d it go? Well, pretty well, I must say.

A one-off story with a simple problem: stop the baddie. Gage does an excellent job in filling the criteria for a solid storyline, complete with some interesting characters. I’ve gotta say, I quite enjoyed Spitfire and how she conducted her crimes. Reminds me a little of Roxy Rocket from the old Batman animated series. While personality took a bit of a back seat in this one, I enjoyed the connection and mentions of the Justice League, and how Barry is often asked about Superman. But his inner monologue and the subtle quirkiness of the characters was still there, and made it all quite enjoyable.

I really liked the art for this one too. A little cartoony and bright, but I think that’s what added to the fun of it. I liked Spitfire’s design and Flash’s range of motion and body language. And the lightness of the colors was lovely, and seemed kind of fitting for the world of Barry Allen. Not to say, of course, it should always be that way, but for a cute little one-shot, I think it’s perfect.

Overall, it was an adorable adventure. That’s what we’ll refer to it as. See? Barry proves you don’t need to be an alien to be able to fly and do all the cool stuff, too!

4.5 out of 5 nerds


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Self proclaimed as hilarious, Sarah is a strange mixture of weird human and sports fan. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA (but currently studying photography in Ohio) she spends most of her time running into tables and tripping over herself while waiting for a TARDIS to show up in the courtyard. If not in a tree or receiving medical attention, she can be found on the tweeter-box (@alfredthebatcat) ranting about ice hockey, baseball or her undying love of Dick Grayson.

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