When DC comics rebooted its universe with the “New 52” many creative teams were shifted around to make room for the new projects.
The new Flash’s team of Brian Buccellato (writing and colours) and Canadian Francis Manapul (writing and pencils) start strong with the first issue.
The comic stars Barry Allen as the only Flash in the DC universe, as he balances his hero duties with his full-time job as a forensic scientist. The book wastes no time and drops the readers into the life of the “Fastest Man Alive,” with the issue being passed well with exposition and action throughout the book. Both Buccellato and Manapul show they understand Barry Allen just as Geoff Jones did before them. The two also combine to make good art for the book with detail in faces and backgrounds.
The only issue I have with the comic is that it doesn’t do a good job of explaining who most of the characters are.
While long time readers of the Flash will feel at home, new readers my not understand the connections between the characters and there back stories.
While the information is easily available, for a first issue of one of DC’s biggest heroes it should of explained the characters back-story with more than a blurb.
Despite this, The Flash is a solid title and maybe one of the better issues in the re-launch. If you know the characters it’s a solid first issue, but new readers may have to do a little research.
Creative Team: Writing- Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, Art-Francis Manapul, Colour-Brian Buccellato, Letters-Sal Cipriano
http://www.dccomics.com/dcu/comics/?cm=20057 for additional information.
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