It just isn't great, either. The art is the book's saving grace. The thing is, it's not that he's an all around cheerful doormat, he just had a different emotional response to tragedy. And so it is that I picked up The Flash, Volume I: Move Forward, a collection of the first eight issues from the rebooted series. Moving Forward's plot wasn't awful or anything. Flash is a man who is still a boy at heart ready to sweep you off your feet with his speed and his 2 stars for the story, 5 stars for the artwork.
It seems kind of silly to reboot it less than a year after Flash: Rebirth which was far superior, It took a few issues to pardon the pun pick up speed, but after that I was really into it. I thought Mob Rule was an interesting villain. This kind of guidance is likely to make us all a lot more U. This volume deals mostly with the introduction of a new and rather brilliant villain named Mob Rule and also starts to establish The Rogues. The first issue was paced, had a good cliffhanger, and ultimately made it seem like we'd be getting some detective-y stuff along with the speedster business. This item is not in stock. There's a 3D type of artwork that is integrated within the story that works wonders in playing with time past, present and future and I always ended up being impressed by it.
I'm interested in seeing where this goes. Was anyone clambering for that? Frankly, I could have done with a bit more of getting to know Barry as a character, and the gimmick of having an old friend come back as a new villain with accompanying Flash-backs Flash-backs! Struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals, Central City Police scientist Barry Allen was transformed into the fastest man alive. Backed up by some of the best artwork in the New 52, it looked and felt the way it should. I'm sticking with this series and am actually eager to continue. And we're never really given a great reason to root for him, other than that he's nice. Later issues that deal with the Flash's attempts to find a way to make things rights are equally interesting and I get the feeling that the creative team is setting up a lot of dominoes to fall in later issues. Fade To Black Having never read any of Flash's comics before, and with my intro to being so disappointing, I honestly had no idea what was in store here.
However the saga of Mob Rule had a very indigestible ending. He knows what he can and can't do for the most part, but he's still growing and learning. I regret not having started these New 52 runs earlier. And we're never really given a great reason to root for him, other than that he's nice. The artwork alone is marvelous and really elevates the game. That's one of the thing that always made him interesting, to me, that he holds his own without powers.
Geoff Johns has a Reading Flash together rather than month to month really demonstrates the strength of this title. Because they sometimes work together. View the current issue of Florida Entomologist. Writer Francis Manapul has reinvented this character in a great, new way and I can't wait to read volume 2! There's more but these are the two main baddies of this book and neither were interesting. I picked this up because I wanted to know more about The Flash ahead of his spin-off show coming to television this fall. Some say he's too nice, his rogues are lame, his powers are dumb.
Does that make him boring? The puns are nice and the plot twists are pretty cool. His list of credits include the forthcoming Adventure Comics, and Superman Batman. As Mob Rule wages a campaign of crime across Central City, including an electromagnetic blast that plunges the city into darkness, the Flash learns that the only way he can capture Mob Rule and save Central City is to learn how to make his brain function even faster than before--but as much as his new moves help him, they also comes with a steep price. One thing I love about Flash that carried over into the new series is how he interacts with the Rogues, how he knows their names and calls them by them, because he's on a first name basis, and he's willing to step up to help them out in times of crisis. Struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals, Central City Police scientist Barry Allen was transformed into the fastest man alive. One thing I have to comment and I do not know if it's just me but there were countless homoerotic undertones in this comic that I couldn't help but notice throughout this book. .
Some very silly Golden Age stuff, most crises and Flash events, like Flashpoint and Rebirth, and some pre-New 52 Barry Allen. Probably yes, if not for the story then definitely for the artwork and for a lot of things that were left unresolved in this volume. Francis Manapul has done a nice job in creating situations and building relationships in these issues. Art by Jesus Merino, Philippe Briones, Gus Vazquez, Joe Eisma and Guy Major. They have classic villain roots and it shows. I really love how they included a mental aspect to The Flash's powers, and I enjoyed this book as much as the well received title, Flash: Rebirth, which is widely heralded as the best Flash novel of all time. Volume 8 - 1st printing.
Flash Volume 1 collects the first eight issues of Flash which features Barry Allen in the role of the Fastest Man Alive. And finally, Gorilla Grodd eats his father's brain and becomes king of Gorilla City. Softcover, 224 pages, full color. Tapping into the energy field called the Speed Force, he applies a tenacious sense of justice to protect and serve the world as the Flash! Struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals, Central City Police scientist Barry Allen was transformed into the fastest man alive. Francis Manapul crafts some excellent pages utilising the comics format perfectly like when Flash falls out of a building and vibrates through the street into the sewer - it's a really well laid out page. How else would they access the multiverse through the act of running if not with the Cosmic Treadmill? I liked this one, but it wasn't what I was expecting. Reading Flash together rather than month to month really demonstrates the strength of this title.
The Flash is an easily likeable character, maybe because he feels like a less uptight Superman to me. This volume collects issues 1-8. Let's be honest: his powers are badass. I worship the show and while I do not know his true character history in the comics I have always been open minded towards reading comics about the Flash. Art and cover by Francis Manapul. I also thought that Buccellato's artwork was lazy at times, but I usually judge graphic novels by the writing, and not the art, so no point deductions for that.