Friday, April 22, 2016

The Flash #50

   For the first time in a long time, I can say this about an issue of The Flash: I liked it.


   For far too long the stories have just been a mishmash of events, challenges and disasters, and the Flash rarely wins a fight or succeeds as a hero.

   And this issue looked like more of the same, as it starts with the Flash captured (by the Rogues, no less) and in police custody. But when a disaster strikes the prison, it's up to the Flash to save the policemen who have been chasing him - and it's great to see the hero acting like a hero, as he races around and saves lives, even if it costs him his freedom.

   But this issue has a strike or two against it, because we never learn the identity of the mystery mastermind who is behind recent events - and the story doesn't conclude in this issue.

   Still, the art is very good, and it's good to see Barry Allen acting like a superhero. For a change.

Grade: A-


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