DC’s epic adventure with The Flash continues. Williamson and Di Giandomenico continue building the tension with the speedsters and their new foe, Godspeed. The murderous villain that has appeared to attack those with the speed force is at it again. The issue this week is packed of tension. Barry’s working hard on finding where this terror is hiding but while doing so he finds himself neglecting friends and family. With inner turmoil and outer pain, this issue has a lot to offer. Is it good?
The Flash #6 (DC Comics)
The pain is still fresh from losing so many speedsters to Godspeed. I have to admit, I was curious to see how the next steps would be taken. There’s so much confusion and anger within Barry and it’s written beautifully. The conversations are portrayed as very one sided–there is communication between the characters, but you can distinctly see that there is only one thing on Barry’s mind. Included in all the chaos are Wally and Iris. There’s finally a glimpse of recognition between Barry and Wally. I think the speed force connection between them will be apparent soon
The anger and frustration is displayed perfectly. The facial structures and features look fantastic. There are some panels that just hurt your heart. I don’t want to give the ending away–well, I do but it wouldn’t be fair. It is an amazing revelation. The best part is that you really don’t see this outcome. I mean maybe if you read into it a bit more you might but the casual reader is going to get thrown for a loop. It’s perfect and terrible all at the same time.
There are a few issues with some of the transitions between character stories. The switch from Barry and August to Iris and Barry is a bit quick and forced. I think some more inner conversation with The Flash may have helped the situation. I didn’t really like the ending panels with Wally either. Everything seemed a bit rushed. A few of the Flash/Godspeed images seem light and quickly done. Just a little lack of definition.
The issue is worth the read. The ending is fantastic.