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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews The Flash Annual #3

May 8th, 2014 by Sarah Barclay Comments

Writer: Robert Venditti & Van Jensen

Artist: Brett Booth & Ron Frenz

Published by DC Comics

The introduction to the New 52 Wally West continues! But Barry…what’re you doing?

Venditti and Jensen continue on their path of making a really solid Flash story. An appearance by Grodd was surprising, and I thoroughly enjoyed a few certain name drops. I can tell I’m going to like their dynamic between Barry and Wally, and probably Iris, too. I liked the jump back and forth between the present and future, though felt it was a little jumpy and needed to be explained more. I understand that it’s part of the overall arc of the story, but I’m getting a little impatient, and hope more information comes out about it all soon. Like about Iris’s older brother Rudy? That seems to be not so much a continuity error but a…something? I’m not sure, that whole arc about Daniel and the West family struggles didn’t mention another West sibling as far as I remember.

Booth and Frez did a great job in their respective sections and I really appreciated how the work was split up. Personally, I found Booth’s faces and Frenz’s landscapes and backgrounds the best part of each person’s work, but regardless, Andrew Dalhouse’s colors tied it all together beautifully.

I can’t be the only one who thinks Barry is about to be in for a huge change, right? I mean, after all, he’s going back in time to kill himself! And I thought my life was complicated!

3.5 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.