Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Flash #20

   Here's a real rarity these days - an issue that's "Done in One."

   In other words, this issue of The Flash is a standalone story - something we rarely see in these days of comics that are written with the fact that they will be collected in mind.

   The story by Joshua Williamson, as the cover indicates, is something of a throwback to the '60s and '70s. Is Iris working for the bad guys?

   The story is centered around Iris West (the first such story in far too long) as she uses her reporter skills to seek out the answer to a speedster-related mystery.

   Don't worry, there's plenty of Flash action included here, some upbeat, high-energy artwork by Neil Googe, and a solid surprise in the final panel.

   The issue does a good job of emulating the feel of the TV series (minus the support crew in STAR Labs), and that's a good thing. (In fact, I'm surprised more comics don't make more of an effort to "sync up" with their TV and movie counterparts.)

   It's a fun issue - what's not to like?

Grade: B+


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