The Flash is back this week and yes, I did miss the last review. Post- Hurricane Maria life has been hectic and that caused me to miss the last issue. That won’t hold me back now as I’m back this week and ready to dissect one of DC Comic’s best series. The new villain Bloodwork has been put behind bars for now, so the next step in Barry’s story starts here.

(SPOILERS)

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Wally West Trains Barry

Kid Flash is helping Barry hone his negative seed force powers; which are controlled via emotions. That’s something Barry has a lot of, and it’s something he really has to do deal with. On top of that, he’s been assigned to work at Iron Heights, where the worst of the worst reside. While partnered with Kristen, they walk the halls of the prison to find some familiar faces including Captain Cold, Golden Glider, and Godspeed himself August Heart.

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It’s great see all of the rogues in one in one story, and I’m excited to see how they are further involved in the story. It seems like Williamson is setting up a fun storyline with a lot of characters, but the setup is a bit slow and messy at times.  For example, not a lot happens in this issue other than introducing the new and improved(?) Iron Heights. But at the same time, there’s a lurking story in the background with Wally and Iris that I think  should have already been handled before hand.

The issue ends on a cliffhanger with a return of an old friend, and it’s nice to see her back.

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Meena, one of Barry’s former love interests, is back and it seems like her character is here to stay. I have a feeling though she will be turning evil after her time away, and I’m excited of the prospect of having a female speedster villain. Whether or not that’s the case  is not certain yet, but it’s starting to seem like it.

Overall, this issue has a few problems. The pacing and set up seems a bit jumbled at times, but there are interesting characters at the center of it to keep you hooked. The art is fantastic once again, it shows how much they care for this series.

Rating: 7.5/10

– Marcos Melendez

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